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The Controller!
« on: October 15, 2011, 10:22:16 pm »
OK, so here goes.

I have reached the last level.  I always have a hard time getting started.  Hereis my usual routine:

1. Mek builds smelter, builders do advanced combat factory and Civilian factory.
2. Combat units go north to deal with first attack. 
3. build locator and transporter; build knight or warlords - back to that in a bit
4. .......

Yuu get the idea.  I now have the setup for mining, and if everyone survives, I can get a knight templar or a Judas out and about. 

I have tried heavy turrets, placed north of the pillars but invaliably they get takebn out during their long cycle time. They're also useless in close quarters as they seem to take out a group of friendlies evry so often. :lolhammer: 

The key for me has been dominance through the Judas Warlord, but theyre so expensive and FRAGILE that I never use them except in First Person view. And get a bunch together and you can have an orgy of threachery attacks at hand, with sometimes catastrophic results. :-o

I'd like to hear from others regarding this last level!


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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 11:15:47 pm »
1. Build Smelter
2. Build Advanced Military Factory
3. Create a Judas Warlord
4. Go into first person with him, and capture as many units as you can, but make sure to recycle some of them
5. Locate the mineral deposits
6. Collect resources

The level is very hard, but I've managed to beat it twice. (Once when I was like 8?) Either way, the second time I won was recent. The point is that a Judas Warlord is a key in this mission, but watch out for the other Judas Warlords. Make Judases and Gorillas primary treachery targets. As you build up your converted army, push forward and destroy some factories so the machines don't attack as quickly. Make sure you control the areas before constructors can move in to build while your back is turned. Once you get past the factories/leviathans, use some gorillas you captured to destroy the pulse turrets guarding the controller. Make sure you destroy the sentinels right next to the controller too. Once you've done that, you should probably destroy the shield generators that are near the controllers. That is, unless you want to watch a bunch of units shoot at a cylinder for eternity. Some of the walkways lead to them. I shamelessly used a wasp to just move right through the wall. For some reason, wasps can just pass through. I guess they just didn't pay attention to the walls or something. After that, you just tell your units to attack the controller. I didn't care enough, so I let the gorillas smash the units who were trying to shoot at the controller too. Machines units moving in small places are not smart.

Anyway, that's what I did.

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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 08:38:11 pm »
Give the scout 150 weapon strength, reload of 0.01, and HP of 200.  :jackson:
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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 09:44:58 pm »
Or flood his base with bunniezzz and squidzzz.

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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 02:35:31 am »
Or go to your wishing tree, where we can laugh and sing and cry

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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 08:06:35 pm »

Machines units moving in small places are not smart.


No, the AI gets confused.  I use FP a LOT in this level, for many units including the gorilla.  When you aim a George in those close quarters - and even in the open at times - he'll 'dance' back and forth confusedly while a buncha turret reapers rip him to shreds.  If you take him in FP you can selct the rockets, which if aimed properly will take out any unit in one salvo, or the ground punch, whihc will anhilate any group of units.  Also, if you turn quickly enough you can evade judas attacks.

Has anyone noticed that after the enemy judases attack a gorilla and convert him, they keep shooting and judasing him? But ONLY if it was your unit to begin with, it seems.  Odd. 

Anyway, I'd like to hear from more of you folks about this level, so we can share some thoughts! :)

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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 12:05:05 am »
I can't beat the last level because I run out of minerals...  :sadd:
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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 03:45:11 pm »
One strategy I use now is to place the second mine in between the two mineral depositsto the west, insuring the mine will "switch".  There are further deposits to the north, but you have to be pretty far along to use them or they'll het hammered.  If you've destroyed the factories to the northeast you should be okay. 

I've tried the Judas/recycle thing, what I found was that every unit you do this with must be on low initiative, or it will stop and fight (a losing battle) on its way back and risk destruction. 

Hehe - I don't run out of minerals.... but I run out of time and units  :-)

Great thread so far.  Keep those cards and letters coming!!!

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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 01:15:08 am »
Mine switching is something I recently just learned. Every helpful if you plan out the mine. NO MORE POSTS!!!  :cowbell:
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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 05:48:12 am »
Mine switching is something I recently just learned. Every helpful if you plan out the mine. NO MORE POSTS!!!  :cowbell:

So you mean switching out the mines?...

Awesome. Never thought of it.

How'd you do it, exactly?

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 07:51:04 pm »
You put the mine in between 2 or more deposits.
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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2011, 05:20:12 am »
You put the mine in between 2 or more deposits.

And, exactly where are those deposits to be found?...

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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 01:18:08 am »
Where Barack nobama says so.
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Re: The Controller!
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 08:42:51 am »
Where Barack nobama says so.

Orly?

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