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Offline bien4500

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My strategy.
« on: September 08, 2007, 09:34:41 am »
My strategy is mostly defensive, I usually build defences at base entrances and put some military units in research labs and bunkers. my defence strategy is: Legend: T=Turret, M=Missile Launcher, T M T M
Were it so easy. -The Arbiter, Halo 3.
Now is the time, waste no more time. Though the Heavens fall, if they wish war. We are prepared. We are prepared to conquer, to claim. So begins, the final event. With forces united, prepare for war.

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 10:51:09 am »
Yeah, that way is more fun than just building a big army and killing the enemies, but after a while it gets boring, at least against a computer opponent. I often find that you still need to have men to defend the turrets otherwise you get trashed.

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007, 11:03:06 am »
Yeah, that way is more fun than just building a big army and killing the enemies, but after a while it gets boring, at least against a computer opponent. I often find that you still need to have men to defend the turrets otherwise you get trashed.
I had some fun when I was ambushing enemy units that were marching in my base using the Reapers that were parked inside my labs.
Were it so easy. -The Arbiter, Halo 3.
Now is the time, waste no more time. Though the Heavens fall, if they wish war. We are prepared. We are prepared to conquer, to claim. So begins, the final event. With forces united, prepare for war.

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 08:51:31 am »
And on the desert map, choose green and build defences on the left and front side of the plateau on the left side of the Seeding Pod, that will stop most units in their tracks (literally).
Were it so easy. -The Arbiter, Halo 3.
Now is the time, waste no more time. Though the Heavens fall, if they wish war. We are prepared. We are prepared to conquer, to claim. So begins, the final event. With forces united, prepare for war.

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 07:34:15 am »
i use to atack at same time they atack me so it's getting really weird you have to defend and to atack thats fun :mrgreen:

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007, 07:03:18 am »
My offensive strategy:
A single Templar goes in first (1st person) to wreck havok, weaken defences and destroy as many units as possible (sometimes, I even attack mines and smelters to slow enemy production). This is quikly followed by an army of wraith reapers to netralize any remaining defences. More Templars or goliaths are brought in to quickly finish the job. (if the objective is just the pod, it is targeted by the reapers)

Defensive: Couple turrets around the perimeter, and the wraith reapers waiting around for their time to shine.

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2007, 07:34:25 pm »
Nice strategies, the AI is really pathetic though, it is a shame, mainly because virtually no-one plays multiplayer games with me. And when they do they beat me... :-(

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2007, 05:40:16 pm »
haha  :-P
I'd play if I had time!  Is there some sort of game schedualling section? the calender?

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2007, 06:14:42 pm »
Time differences make a game even more difficult, and school etc.

Still, if you have time to play, and can tell me how to connect, I would be willing to do so.

(how do you play over the internet?)

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2007, 06:17:13 pm »
Create a virtual LAN !  the game can then see the other computer (real LANs work too...)  Hamachi seems to be the accepted Virtual networking software around here.

download it and join network:  "MachinesOnline"  Pass: "w4w"   I have it runnign right now
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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 09:50:19 pm »
My Strategy=create a wall of stationary machine guns....surround my seeding pod with machine guns.....research,research and research until I have an army of about 30 to 35....then...ATTACK....full out....oh...and I like to do this with 10,000 resources...(it helps  :-P)

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 09:40:06 am »
When I first played with the Machines demo, my strategy was faulty... really. I couldn't understand a word in the game (it's a miracle I found out how to start).  I needed about a whole summer to realize, what's a technician :oops:. Later on when i bought the full game me and my friends sat down, put 3 comps together to play in lan... those were the days :roll:, but now I only have enough time to study for exams.

But lets stay on topic.

My basic strategy was building my base to a level when I could build some "heavy" units and had a large supply of materials. Till then I defended myself with fast attack units (ex.: Reaper).

 First wave consisted of 4 or 5 heavier units, pulls if i already had then a Crusader accompanied them. the second wave was full of reapers and other fast attack units. and the last wave a gorilla (if lucky 2), 2-3 erradicator, a Goliath (or 2), and some medics.

In the base I left a few knights and commaders scatered if a sudden attack came, than i could defend myself.

I hope that this was usefull

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2007, 12:53:58 pm »
i am a heavily defense based player. i dont even bother with building attack units until i deem my defense strong enough. i like to stay with the flying units to allow fast movement between mines and such. once im ready to attack tho, its an all out gorilla fest!

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2007, 06:18:54 am »
Good idea

ill try it

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Re: My strategy.
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2007, 06:19:02 pm »
my tactics are as follows
  • using heavy defences and nuking them
  • or using the heavy units like the crusader and range them out
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