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#1 Krehara

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

This guide is incomplete.

 

 

 

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If you've managed to survive long enough for something to tear down your walls, even with repairs on them, then you know that upgrades are necessary. If you've been buying upgrades, then you also know that they get pretty darned expensive. Here's a few things to help with it.

 

Level 7 mills- The ultimate lumbering machines. In order to even make one of these, you need to have an alchemist. In order to set up for this beast, you need a total of 32 mills. That's just enough mills for you to turn into 8 level 5 mills. once you have those level 5 mills, you can place them around a repair factory, and it will automatically upgrade to a level 7 mill. 

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Pro tip: The factory doesn't actually have to be fully built. After you place the mills, just blink in and place your factory. It will initiate the build, and your builder will be moved outside of the mills. 

Instead of upgrading mills to level 5, and then placing them around a factory, you can save time by putting the mills into place. If you upgrade to level 4 mills 4 at a time , you can control which ones will merge into a level 5. I generally upgrade the 4 mills in each corner first, then the rest can be mass upgraded. 

 

Now then, 32 mills take forever to build, but there are ways to speed up this process. Remember those repair factories from the first guide? You can build a group of them to work together in order to build your stuff. A few examples of this, using the command center.

 

Times are approximations.

  1. Command center build time, no factories, 40 seconds.
  2. Command center build time, 1 factory, 25 seconds.
  3. Command center build time, 2 factories, 18 seconds.
  4. Command center build time, 3 factories, 15 seconds. 

 


As you can see, factories make a difference. Granted, it's not really ideal to build a ton of factories just for a single building, so you have to plan out the best way to place you factories. Here's an example of something you can do.

 

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All of the buildings around the factories are in range of 3 factories. 

You can fit 4 mills inside of this build. 

3 of those mills will be helped by 7 factories, and the last will be helped by 6. 

If you need to conserve mana, you can build an additional mill in the bottom right corner, where 4 mills will help it build.

 

With an alchemist unit or hero, you can use mass transmute to remove the mills, and have tiny versions of them in the alchemists inventory. After that, you simply blink your survivor back in and build more mills, and use your alchemist to place the tiny mills where you want them. 

 

 

Note to self: Evaluate more builds later

There are more builds than this one that can be used. I'll use the following categories to evaluate them. If you don't like math, skip this part. 

Setup time- the amount of time needed to get set up factories before you can start lumbering, or building other buildings. In the above screenshot, it takes 2 minutes and 57 seconds to build the factories. 

 

Assists/Mills- The total number of factories that help with each mill, divided by the number of mills. For this example, we will say 97 mills (that's 96 mills to make 3 level 7 mills, and one for a gold mine.)

  • Using the build above, you can assume 27 total factory assists if you build 4 mills, or 31 if you build 5. it would take 24 sets of mills+1 mill if you build 4 at a time, or 19 sets+2 if you build 5 at a time. 
  • Using the formula of assists*sets, this becomes either 27*24, or 31*19. For the + mills, assume that they built in the spot within range of the most factories. 
  • So, 27*24= 648. Add 7 for the last mill, and you get 655. Divide by the total number of mills (97) and the average assist per mill comes out to be 6.75.
  • 31*19= 589. Add 14 for the last 2 mills and you get 603. Divide by the total number of mills (97) and the average assist per mill comes out to be 6.22. 

So, with the assists/mills formula, you can get a rough estimate just how quickly your build will work. The higher the average assist is, the better. But, things such as the size of the build, mana conservation, and priority of tasks will be left for you to determine which build is best for whatever base you find yourself in. 

 

 

Gold

Ok, enough about mills for now. Let's talk gold. When is the best time to get a gold mine up? As soon as you can spare the lumber for it. Once it's built, you can either let the gold build up for later in the game, or trade it in for a nice little lumber boost early on. Letting the gold build up early means that you won't have to buy a lot later, which will save you thousands of lumber. I usually set the first mill I build to the side, so that it can become a gold mine later. 

 

Another way to get gold is to kill bosses. At 2 gold per boss, this can be a MASSIVE boost early in the game, as you can trade that in for 80 lumber or use it to upgrade to better statues. 

 

 

Books

Now then, allow me to introduce you to a favorite little tactic of mine, which I will refer to as "book rushing." Whoever came up with this tactic is a genius. This involves building your bookshelves as early as possible, and selling the books/tomes (tomes are used instantly in 6.42, and can't be sold.. this can still be used, but not as effectively) at a vendor. Using this tactic, you take the 10 lumber spent on the Books upgrade, and turn it into several hundred to be spent as needed. If you use a lumbering setup, you can refer to previous screenshots to see how the shelves can be built around your lumber area. If you are basing alone, and you need to get the alchemist unit, this can speed you along nicely. Also, if you are basing with someone, a waller can use this tactic to make things easier on a lumberer at the start of a match.

 

But what if you're walling, and you don't have a lumber area because someone else is lumbering? Fear not, there's a way to pull this off without a lumber area. You just need your lumberer to send you the first 10 lumber they make.

First off, start with 4 factories. 

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Then you build a command center one one side, and research the books upgrade.

Once that's done, you can start building the bookshelves, like so.

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Now, here's where things get tricky. With your builder selected, press A and click one of the factories. He will destroy the factory. Now, you can blink into the spot where the factory was, and build your last bookshelf. With this build, all of the buildings up to this point have been assisted by 3 factories.

Now then, let's take things a step further. 

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By attacking the other factories and blinking into their empty spots, you can also fit your vendor and mercenary tent in as well. And the final result, is that you have all of your utility buildings in one nice, neat little bundle.

And you have your own supply of lumber. 

With this tactic, combined with a good wall/repair setup, an armor statue, and some slowing/stun towers, you can last until there are about 32 minutes remaining on mad difficulty before needing any more lumber from the lumberer. At this point, I would suggest that you stop selling books and start saving them to unlock the highest level upgrades, and that you start using the tomes to increase the strength of your hero. 

Your lumberer can book rush as well, and by the time you would need lumber from them they can have their first level 7 mill up already. 

 

 

 

 

 

Walls:

In the last guide, I showed a build consisting of a straight wall, with the repairs placed for the maximum effect for that build. There are other ways to build a wall, and I'll be going over some of them now

 

The first build is similar to the straight wall build, with one slight twist. The middle walls are built slightly further into the base. 

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In a straight wall build, the middle of the wall is the most likely to fail. With this build, you strengthen the middle wall by moving it back, limiting the number of mobs that can hit it while also drawing them slightly further into the base where more towers will be able to reach them. Two mechanics are dedicated to the middle wall, and each side wall has a mechanic of their own. The remaining two mechanics can alternate between the middle and sides as needed. 

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This dedicates 4 bots to the middle wall, 3 to each side wall, and 2 that can alternate between the middle and sides as needed.

Also, if you use units to tank, you can cram them into that space just in front of the middle wall. Doing so limits the number of attackers that can reach them, increasing their life expectancy.

 

 

 

 

Now then, in some cases you can set up your walls in a diagonal pattern. By doing this, you can take a base like the harbor, which would normally have 2 entrances, and block it off in a way that only requires one wall. I don't have a screenshot at the moment, so I'll hold off on discussing this build for now. 

 

Emergency Situations:

Oh crap, I lost a wall! Stealer is barbecuing my repairs, the Snowman ate my hero, and Pheng is tap-dancing all over my lumber mills, WHAT DO I DO?!

If you have bosses rampaging through your base like this, then it's probably already too late and your best bet is to run to someone elses base. So, here's what you can do to keep the situation from getting out of hand.

 

The number one priority in this situation is to get whatever broke through, back outside of your base (or killed), and then to plug the hole. 

 

First off, it can be helpful to notify other players. If someone has the rocketeer, they can drop a nuke on the enemies, dealing damage and drastically reducing their attack speed. If someone has the commander, they can drop paratroopers in to help. If someone has the astronomer (coming soon) they can summon infernals, stunning mobs and tanking for you. Any of these might be enough to buy you enough time to save yourself. 

 

However, outside help is not guaranteed.

 

So, if you're on your own, try to lure out or kill the mobs. If you can't get them out, it's game over either way. Once you manage to clear the base, you can purchase walls from the vendor. Building a wall entirely from scratch usually won't work, because it will have so little health and take so long to upgrade that it will be destroyed in one hit before it's strong enough to hold. So, take the walls from the vendor and plug the gap. If the wall needs to be upgraded, it might be a good idea to buy some additional walls to build in front of it as a stall. 

 

Now then, if a wall is just failing, it might be possible to save it. 

Buying armor upgrades and upgrading your armor statue can work, if you can find ways to distract the enemy long enough.

You can buy some walls from the vendor, and plant them behind the mobs attacking the wall. In theory, some of the mobs might turn to focus on that wall, buying you some time.

Another thing that can be done, is to research Solar Batteries or Lunar Mist from the command center.

If you have any units that can be sacrificed, you can blink them out into the mobs, buying yourself a few more seconds of time.

Lastly, Medics obtained from the mercenary tent have two moves that can heal walls. One of these moves is global, meaning that you can heal a base on  the other side of the map, or that they could heal yours. 

 

If your walls have broken, or are failing, there are two likely causes for this. It can be one or both that leads to failure.

  1. You don't have enough wall armor.
  2. Your repairs are not strong enough.

The first issue is the easiest to handle. Just buy time in order to research wall armor and upgrade your armor statue. 

 

The second is a much more difficult issue to handle. Your mechanics do not repair while upgrading, and if your wall is dying, they won't upgrade fast enough to save it. I suggest upgrading repair bots if possible, and researching Solar Batteries/Lunar Mist, depending on whether it's night or day. 

 

One last thing that can be very helpful for keeping a wall up, are repair keys. You can purchase them from the Librarian, for 2 lumber per key. If placed on an aura statue, they will automatically be used to heal a wall in range that has low health. They are effective, and have a very short cooldown. However, due to that short cooldown, if two walls are failing at the same time, one will break. 

 

It takes practice to get a feel for how quickly you should upgrade wall armor and repairs, and that feel changes depending on the difficulty, so don't worry too much about messing up before you master it. Even something like playing on normal difficulty for a couple matches can mess up your timing if you move up to a harder difficulty. 

 

Ranges:

One of the most important things to keep in mind when building is range. When it comes to towers and aura statues, their ranges will increase with each upgrade. The size of a single square on the map is 48x48. You can mouse over a unit/towers attack to see it's range. If you have a unit/tower with a range of 650, you could divide that by 48 (650/48) and see that it can attack something 13.5 squares away. When it comes to repairs, mechanics have a range of 70, and factories have a range of 130.

 

Now, knowing the difference in repair ranges in crucial if you want a more effective lumber setup. If you shift the factories so that they're slightly off with the mills, a single factory can help build 4 mills. A mechanic could only help with two. 

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So, a build using this setup could look something a bit like this.

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Each of the mills in this setup are assisted by 8 factories. I build the command center to the side like that as a placeholder, so that I have a clear starting point for my mils. The command center is assisted by 6 factories. You can also place other buildings on the outside, above and below where the mills would be, allowing for 4 factories to help with each building. Taking roughly 3 minutes and 30 seconds to set up, I like to use this build for soloing if I have the space for it. 

 

Now then, if you want to go REALLY over the top, you can do something like this

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This build has a VERY high assist rate, and if you know how to chain commands together using the shift key, your builder can potentially never stop building. As far as assists go, you get an average of 10.5 assists per mill. 

Unfortunately, due to the size of this build only a handful of bases could hold it. Also, using 41 mills, this build takes over 7 minutes to complete. 

In conclusion, this could be an excellent build if you are lumbering a waller. 

 

 

Random Strategies!

There are some strategies FS that you will rarely see. I can think of three, and if anyone else knows of one please share and I'll post it here. 

 

I'll refer to this one as Boss Hunting. A player using this strategy will build in someone else's base, but won't actively help that player. Instead, all of their resources will go towards pumping up their hero, which they will use to track down and eliminate bosses. They will also go to bases that need help, and clear off the walls for additional experience for their hero.

 

I will call the second strategy Middling. A player using this strategy will base in the middle of the map, with all of the defender heroes. In older versions, of the map, 2 players using this strategy and commander heroes could survive the entire match and kill behemoth. In the current version, it's most likely a stall tactic, possibly surviving until Lt. Stealer arrives. It's a very nice stall for all of the other players in the map. 

 

The last strategy is Reinforcement Spam. A player using this strategy will build mass sentry posts, summoning hundreds of paratroopers. While the paratroopers help to kill enemies, it can be considered a troll tactic in public games. Mass paratroopers can result in desync, or fatal errors resulting in the game crashing, so be wary of this if you decide to use this tactic. 

 

 

 

Tips:

-Wall level isn't everything. You need wall armor, or no amount of repairs or health will save you. 

-If you are still relatively new, try to base with someone. One of you can focus on the wall, while the other can focus on resources.

-If you are playing alone, you need to build your defenses and resources up at the same time. It takes practice to get good enough to handle this.

-When issuing a command to your builder, you can make a list of commands for him to follow. For example...

  • Hold shift while placing a building if you are going to build more than one of that building. Your builder will start building it. Now, you can hold shift and place the building again. You will see a silhouette of the building appear, and your builder will start working on it immediately after the first one finishes. 
  • You can also hold shift while issuing other commands. such as blink or attack. By giving your builder a list of commands to follow, you can make sure that he stays active, and spend more attention on the rest of the base. 

-Another useful thing that can be done with the shift key, is to set your own hotkeys for units/buildings. To do this, simply have the unit(s) or building(s) selected that you want, hold shift, and press a number, like 1. Now, when you press the number 1, the unit(s) or building(s) will be selected. By doing this, you can switch quickly from one unit/group to another unit/group. 

 

 

A few tips for the bosses:

-Wizards can remove evade, but the last 3 bosses will go magic immune when they are almost dead

-Snipers are the best single target mercenaries you can hire

-Lt.123HELLO can be very useful, buffing the damage of both units and heroes.

-You can buy items from the vendor to make your hero stronger

 

There's more to come with this guide, check back later!


Edited by Nevo, 03 October 2013 - 12:12 PM.

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#2 erdam

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:43 AM

Quite good guide for beginners but u can still improve ur speed and ur efficiency by using better factorys area (an average of 10/11 factories helping 1 mill is great and 8 factories is just decent according to me, not less if you have enough space ...).

 

Futhermore, i think your "book rushing" isn't good as well for some logical reasons :

 

1) 1 book can be sold for only 0.5 wood and you need many times to produce books... If you want fast wood, it is much better to simply make normal mills helped by factories if there are enough place of course in your base...

 

2) If u focus on making booksheves early, u are not able to make fast defenses (mass silvers walls, arrows towers and your main walls/repairs and towers) as a waller job. If u don't do it fast, the lumberer guy will have to feed you earlier (you don't win time for him) and it means sacrifice a few of his lumber production (time and wood) which is more important than your own wood obtained by selling your books.

 

3) NEVER sell books cause u sell them for 0.5 wood each but they cost 4 wood each (x8), and if you make fast bookshelves (which is a great idea), you will have your 1800 books free at the end of the game (no need to spend 18x5=90 gold and 18x200=3600 wood for them. Conclusion : keep your books and think for late game...

 

 

Thanks for this guide Krehara, i think it's a good idea and it can be really helpful for beginners. I will maybe make my own guide later about how to lumber properly. We could compare our skills ^^.


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#3 KyleJomel

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:03 AM

I'm new at this forum but anyways. really helped alot thnx



#4 sHs(Fattony)

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:19 AM

Hm

#5 Jem

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:08 AM

guides... for noobs

cool anyway


Edited by rarigate, 08 July 2013 - 05:09 AM.


#6 Krehara

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

Erdam, I'm not passing this off as the best lumber guide. I've shown one lumber setup, and have plans to show more. In fact, lumber is only going to be part of this guide. However, if you have a lumber setup that you feel is very effective, please submit a screenshot and I'll be happy to evaluate it. 

 

In response to your view on the book rush...

  1. Bookshelves produce both books and tomes. While the books sell for .5 lumber, the tomes sell for 10. By selling both of these, it adds up to a decent bit of lumber early on. 
  2. Having access to this early bit of lumber, in my opinion, removes the need for stalls unless you're playing impossible or nightmare difficulty. Even if you are playing imp/nm, it's important to remember that your lumberer takes time to get setup, and you can get your stalls, main wall, and repairs up during this time. There's no need to sacrifice the stall if you feel that it is necessary. Furthermore, it doesn't take an entire match to build your main towers. I suggest you try this tactic yourself before saying it doesn't make things easier on a lumberer. 
  3. I don't sell books or tomes once there is less than 32 minutes in the match. I get statue/repair manuals for free, and buy about 500 books to get the wall manual. That's playing solo on mad difficulty. If I were to build with a lumberer, and they built shelves too, I would not have to purchase any books.

In conclusion... this strategy can help someone survive the early game and move into the late game. However, you have pointed out that the guide isn't totally clear about selling the tomes as well, or that one should stop selling books at a certain point, and I will update the guide to account for this. I ask that you try this tactic once or twice in the future, when you are walling. I think you'll find that it's quite an effective way to get wall/mechanic/bot/armor upgrades early in the match without relying on your lumberer. 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I find myself questioning the intelligence of anyone who looks down on a guide because that guide is meant to educate newer players. Educating newer players is kind of the purpose that a guide is meant to serve. An experienced player may look through and find something they hadn't considered before, but they shouldn't expect it to be a holy grail of information for them. 

 

I will continue updating this guide. 


Edited by Krehara, 09 July 2013 - 06:42 PM.


#7 Clownbaby

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

This set up is the fastest way to lumber if you are making >4 T7 worth of lumber mills (F= factory, T=Lumber Mill). I realize using T for lumber mills makes no sense but it has to be the same width as an F.

 

         [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

  [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

[F][F][T][T][T][T][T][T][T][T]  [F]

  [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

         [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

 

I did all the math using build and upgrade times for both mills and factories, as well as lumber output in an earlier version (I think it was 6.10). The build times changed a little since then, it should still be pretty similar. You must have a hero that can mass transmute to do this. It helps to make the mills in between making factories to get some early lumber. Once set up this makes 8 mills every 40 seconds. You transmute 4 at a time and use shift blink and build to make mills nonstop. You can additionally build other buildings, such as libraries, gravity towers, aa towers, sentry posts, a command center, a mercenary hut, or an item vendor, around the perimeter where 4-6 factories can work on them.

 

I do like the looks of your early bookshelf strategy quite a bit for a waller or a solo without and alchemist hero. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like it should beat early lumbering in those 2 situations (especially if you are buying T5->T6 Mills).


Edited by Clownbaby, 09 July 2013 - 11:54 AM.


#8 Waffle(est)

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

you can still buy t5->t6 wtf?

that crap should so be removed.. it is OP cheap and doesn't fit the pattern building at all. (and later ur stuck with a ton of lvl6 mills that take more than 4x room for the same lumber produced..)



#9 Clownbaby

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

I haven't done it since right when 6.30 came out, but I believe that the t5->t6 is pretty balanced in this version. It wasn't like in 6.20 where you could get way more lumber than you are supposed to. I was getting maybe 80% of the lumber you would from using factories to make t7s.



#10 sHs(Fattony)

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

I did not criticize your Guide -_-
It was a joke but i guess you took it in the wrong way...

#11 Krehara

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

Ah... my apologies then, tony. I guess I jumped the gun a bit. I've removed the bit from my earlier post concerning you. 

 

It's a bit hard to tell when someone is joking. Perhaps we should start up a poll to elect certain fonts to stand for sarcasm or jokes. 



#12 Waffle(est)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:20 AM

that would be useless. only ppl who read the post would know what that means and ppl would rarely follow those rules.



#13 Bigheaded

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

Found a few things i will find helpful myself.

 

I didn't know how a level 7 mill was made to start with!

 

It should be noted that you're outside walls are slightly weaker due to this change in wall structure than the middle ones, as it's now possible for more creeps to hit the same wall.

 

I've done some seriously crazy (or stupid) wall builds before and still managed to win with it. i changed a 2 exit base into a 1 exit one using about 7 walls (was probably worse than defending both exits separately). Will be interesting how you suggest it, there has been theorycrafting on it a long time before.



#14 Jem

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:35 AM

This set up is the fastest way to lumber if you are making >4 T7 worth of lumber mills (F= factory, T=Lumber Mill). I realize using T for lumber mills makes no sense but it has to be the same width as an F.

 

         [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

  [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

[F][F][T][T][T][T][T][T][T][T]  [F]

  [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

         [F][F][F][F][F][F][F][F]

 

I did all the math using build and upgrade times for both mills and factories, as well as lumber output in an earlier version (I think it was 6.10). The build times changed a little since then, it should still be pretty similar. You must have a hero that can mass transmute to do this. It helps to make the mills in between making factories to get some early lumber. Once set up this makes 8 mills every 40 seconds. You transmute 4 at a time and use shift blink and build to make mills nonstop. You can additionally build other buildings, such as libraries, gravity towers, aa towers, sentry posts, a command center, a mercenary hut, or an item vendor, around the perimeter where 4-6 factories can work on them.

 

I do like the looks of your early bookshelf strategy quite a bit for a waller or a solo without and alchemist hero. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like it should beat early lumbering in those 2 situations (especially if you are buying T5->T6 Mills).

ye ik...



#15 erdam

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:47 AM

Yeah, nice Krehara !!

 

i have just seen ur answer concerning my reply and i find this really interesting. As i said, you have nice ideas and u developp interesting arguments.

However, maybe i didn't noticed it but it could be useful to define in what situations (difficulty, solo or tb...) your approach works.

 

I think i have just another point of view on how survive early and prepare late the as best as possible because i usually define other priorities as you for a lumberer/waller in a tb or in solo mod. I'm sure many techniques works nice so keep improve your guide, it will be nice.

 

Finally, can you put a replay soon to show ur skills ?

 

Concerning myself, i will write a pro guide about how to lumber in teambase when 6.40 will be out.



#16 Waffle(est)

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

I must admit these strategies depend a lot on situation, team build or solo.. how many team members you have, are your team pro or do you need to pull more weight yourself.

 

+ there are some other roles that you meet rarely in games..

say some pro dude might find it fun to go freelancing with hero and just set up some lumber at a friends base. (but you don't rly need guides to have that sort of fun :P)

 

Anyway i suggest making some guides for different situations..

say solo with/without air

what to do if you lose a wall (or 2)? can be saved u know..



#17 Krehara

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

To Erdam:

I'll be more than happy to post a replay- I just recently attempted to solo impossible for the first time in 6.3 and succeeded, so I'm rather proud of it, and happy for the chance to show off a little  :) you can expect a replay to be posted later today. I'll have it posted at the very top of the guide. 

 

To Waffle:

I hadn't thought to include strategies like boss hunting and middling, but you're right, they are pretty neat and should be included!

Also, what to do when you lose a wall... another great suggestion, and I think I might be able to use it to add some humor to my guide. 

Thanks for the awesome suggestions  :D

 

 

 

I agree with you both on strategies being determined by the situation. I'm just sharing my knowledge, it's up to the player to build up the experience to decide which strategy is best for their situation. However, I can confirm that the strategies shown in the guide can work for soloing impossible difficulty if you've had enough practice with them. I haven't tried to solo NM yet, but the book strategy works well if you're basing with someone.

 

To Clownbaby: I've noted your lumber build, set it up, and taken some screenshots of it. You can expect an evaluation of it shortly!



#18 HellfireJimson

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:12 AM

that tip about emergencies is awesome just massed like 30 energy walls n it saved the day thanks haha



#19 Waffle(est)

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

update: it is more effective to use repair units if they can reach at least 2 mills (ont par with repair factory that reaches 4 mills at the 2w level) 

it is easy to make a formation where repair units reach 3 mills each so its clear you should only use factories if the repair units wouldn't reach..



#20 sentinel_owning

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:21 PM

I think it is rude to ask this because this topic is almost half year dead. But if you that kind of walling, are there any chances that mini worms will spawn inside your repair units? I always use that kind of walling in older versions of FSA, but when I play again and use that kind of walling, mini worms always  spawns inside my walls and ruins everything, since snowball barrage can't be always yours if there are many players.







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