Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

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Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Prince Blueblood » 17 Sep 2014, 15:58

Umm, after thinking that I'm ready to do battle in MP, I'm somewhat disappointed by all available MP games... Oh well, start with huge base and a freak ton of oils... God... this is literally a unit spamfest into a chokepoint full of hardpoints, while at the back, howitzers and ripple rockets blasting all day long... :(

Not to mention on some map I actually see weird things on design menu, like Baa Baa Body or something... :(

Did anyone really play a "normal" map anyway?

(somehow I can't host game :( - how to open port 2100 on Windows 7 anyway)

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Iluvalar » 17 Sep 2014, 18:30

Due to an old bug that developers don't seem to care about, the only opening possible in the classic no base start is FFF which make games extremely boring after a while.

People start with base, turn scavenger, start in t2 or whatever to avoid the classic start because some of us developed the strat by now and it's impossible to win against us unless you know and apply the same trick.
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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by NoQ » 17 Sep 2014, 22:19

These crappy flat maps with 9000 oils were filling the mp ever since 1999, no idea why people like them, and it's clearly viral.

The reasonable way to find a good game is to stay in the chat (as mentioned on the front page) and arrange the game here (eg. ask for a particular kind of game, see if anybody replies); it's less active than the game lobby, but it's worth it because games will much more often turn out to be `good', and you get to know the people you play with.

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Prince Blueblood » 18 Sep 2014, 08:06

What is FFF opening anyway? Did this involve building a machinegun tower directly INSIDE your enemy's base? or Spamming factories near your enemy's camp to flood them with machinegun viper wheels? :?

And to avoid outright rush at the start, why not start in large map? or playing an FFA game?

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Post by NoQ » 18 Sep 2014, 08:28

Proxy factories are pointless because workers and tanks move at the same speed (both are light and wheeled); so they won't deliver tanks to the enemy any faster, unless you discover tracks or need to deliver upgraded tanks faster, or something like that.

Tower rushes aren't the biggest problem right now: due to the nerf of mg dps, you'd take plenty of time to bring down the base structures with mg towers, and enemy tanks would have enough time to just move around and wipe your derricks (which you cannot protect without a mobile army) and eventually your defenseless base; unless you actually have enough towers to prevent them from moving around.

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Prince Blueblood » 18 Sep 2014, 09:42

So what's the FFF opening anyway? I'm really confused right now :oops:

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Post by Iluvalar » 18 Sep 2014, 17:16

it stand for factory, factory and then factory. The first building you build in your base. But now I'm wondering with all that NoQ said. If he nerfed mg enough. The next OP thing might as well be a cannon rush. at which point i'm not sure what is the optimal opening...
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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by themac » 20 Sep 2014, 16:29

Imo does often play online with low or medium oil, mainly against NullBot in team with other human players. :) When people join my game and tell me which map they like, I unfortunately can not change the map again without loosing all joined players. I have then to open the game again and all players must join again. :(

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Prince Blueblood » 22 Sep 2014, 12:58

uh well, just played my first real OL game and get really thrashed... :( :P :lol2:

wow... but where's the IRC channel? they said I should go there...

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Terminator » 22 Sep 2014, 13:29

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by Prince Blueblood » 22 Sep 2014, 13:32

done, thanks :D

anyone in for low oil MP ?

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Re: Anyone playing low oil, start with no base MP?

Post by NoQ » 27 Sep 2014, 09:58

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