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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:20 am
by noobmapmaker
Spoiler alert, do not read unless you've already watched the game!

In my defense for that loss: was playing on my girlfriendslaptop with the scrollspeed at the lowest setting. So getting around the map took sooooo long. Especially in the end when I tried to both defend against the chrono and build another base I just couldnt get anywhere.
And in the replay I looked back my initial amphibious assault and switched between my vision and world vision... alot of important structures where just outside of my sight... the missile silo, the tech center.. But still I just should have finished it before, by sending in a bunch of yaks for example or coordinate the attack better (I left to do stuff in my base when I thought the attack was allmost done, becasue of that I didnt take out the radar for instance) Anyway, great comeback by Zoolys!

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:03 pm
by FiveAces
G'evening internet!

I'm back from my trip, and the newest cast is about to go online right now:

http://youtu.be/XK9j5o0ABhg

A brutal showdown between SoScared and Phoenix (the artist formerly known as Muerto El Ray), featuring mass longbows and my personal faction tier list.

Thanks for posting your replays, please keep 'em coming! Next on the list is most likely going to be NoobMapMaker vs Zoolys, seeing as it was highly recommended to me by multiple people. (NMM, going to refrain from reading your spoiler until next week :) )

As always, feel free to post your comments and feedback here. Plus, remember to tune in to the FFA tournament on Friday!

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:21 pm
by Murto the Ray
Thanks for the cast FiveAces! It was great!

I was trying to win without shock troopers because i've been playing with them for so long but this took any kind of consistency & control out of my build order - will be taking your comments on board and will be working towards a shock trooper free build order in the future :D

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:37 am
by r34ch
FiveAces wrote: I'm back from my trip
You weren't at a festival in croatia per chance?

/offtopic

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:04 pm
by FiveAces
@r34ch: No, I was sailing from Primosten to Vis via Hvar/Brac and spent the whole week on our yacht :)
@Phoenix: Yea, I felt like you were trying to resist the urge to go full on Shock mode until you knew you had to end the game!

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:43 pm
by SoScared
The outcome of that game was pretty much set with the difference in expansions and map control mid-game. I think I was just stalling the inevitable late game. Use of shock-troopers approved :lol:

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:14 pm
by SoScared
noobmapmaker wrote: http://www.gamereplays.org/openra/repla ... &id=305570

@Fiveaces: DO NOT READ COMMENTS ON THE REPLAY SITE (they could tell you who won the game)
This match is really impressive! Very well played and is fun to watch from start to finish. This match would be a great cast!

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:10 pm
by Mo
Hey Aces!

This one you might find interesting, a counter maybe to that tesla men spam :P

People playing on doubles map were SCUBA STEVE and Phoenix vs myself and Zypres.

I've called the file "Waves of Tesla Men and Counter", hope you find it interesting perhaps :)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wl8pc74lvlke ... q84wa?dl=0

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:12 pm
by Mo
Phoenix wrote: Thanks for the cast FiveAces! It was great!

I was trying to win without shock troopers because i've been playing with them for so long but this took any kind of consistency & control out of my build order - will be taking your comments on board and will be working towards a shock trooper free build order in the future :D
"Out of your build order" you say eh? XD

Well, the above is definitely interesting then!! :P

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:13 am
by Murto the Ray
There was no real "Counter" to shock troopers in that replay, only massing of units - which is really a counter to anything :D


We lost that match for a few reasons:
-Failed to maintain control of top water and did not exploit it with allies.
-I was far too sacrificial with my shock troopers; for instance i didn't wait for my IC to
recharge before pushing which was a bad idea in that circumstance
-didn't scout very effectively
-partner didn't use a-bomb to counter yours

Overall, i would say it was because we failed to work as well as a team as you guys.

An actual counter to shock troopers is iron-curtained APCs, since they just run over a big blob of shock troopers which works pretty well with apc + flamers since you can just roll through the shock troopers and into someone else's base.

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:55 am
by FiveAces
If you're looking for a true counter: I honestly feel like ap minelayers are underrated.
They make quick work of Shock blobs, and you can just order them to deploy minefields with the alt key.
If your micro is good, you can counter them with V2s (put them on hold fire and forcefire into their attack vector).
As Allies, mass Hinds will do the trick - and Germany has one of the most niche strategies: Get some Chronotanks, blink them right on top of the blob.
If you're doing it right, they have no cells to dodge and are guaranteed to get crushed.

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:11 pm
by Murto the Ray
The problem with AP mines is that they get triggered by IC'd flak trucks

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:44 pm
by FiveAces
G'evening old chaps! How's this day finding you?
New video coming online right now, and it's a quick recap of the FFA tournament elimination rounds, done in a newsroom style and featuring the handsome Mr. SoScared.

http://youtu.be/mEfb9cjgOa8

The video took each of us about 30 man hours to create, so the regular cast is going to be a bit delayed (if I were to guess, I'd say Sat), it's going to be the highly recommended NMM vs Zoolys game.

Also, SoScared and me are going to be livestreamingf the FFA Tourney finals, most likely to take place on Sunday evening UTC! Hoping to see some familiar faces there, all ready to stir up a ruckus in youtube chat! :)

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:31 pm
by kyrylo
Wow, fantastic job, guys! I bet it took you some time to write the script and find interesting moments in the replays.

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:32 pm
by newwe
Very nice work guys.