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Topic Subject:Wanted, Dead or Alive: Replay Reviewer
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 01-17-08 05:19 PM EDT (US)         
BFME2H is currently looking for another Replay Reviewer to join our team. If you are interested, read on.

Necessary Skills:
  • Skilled BFME2 and ROTWK player.
  • Active member of BFME2 Heaven.
  • Mature and helpful.
  • Sharp critic. Being a good reviewer means that you can spot most mistakes and good parts in a replay.

    What a position as RR offers you:
  • Custom title 'BFME2H Replay Reviewer'
  • Access to the private RR forum
  • Right to help select the Replay of the Week
  • Admiration, thanks, and strategy improvements!

    How to apply:
  • Send me and EnemyofJupiter an email (check our profiles), explaining why we should pick you as RR. Please be sure to include your forum name in your email.
  • Write a replay review in the Downloads (anyone can!) and provide a link to us to showcase your skills. Reviewing can be time-intensive. If you are unwilling to do this item, then you are unworthy of the position.

    Good luck!

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    AuthorReplies:
    Sir Snoopy
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-17-08 05:32 PM EDT (US)     1 / 26       
    Please note, that there are multiple methods you can use, my favorite, is a template, shown here.
    [color=#FFFFFF][b]Overview:[/b][ /color]

    <A good game between two very good players.
    Elves started with Lorien spam to mirkwoods and pikes, and Dwarves sp
    ammed pikes the whole game, unless he had the 2 inns, then he spammed pikes and
    men of dale. The tide turned a lot, and really, until the final ten minutes, you didn
    t know who
    would win. Powers were used very nicely, and it is adamant that these
    players are competitive pros. >


    [color=#FFFFFF][b]Elves Firogen|FoX*[/b][/color]

    Build Order: Mallorn Tree Mallorn Tree Barracks Mallorn Tree Lorien Warriors Mallorn Tree Mallorn Tree Mallorn Tree
    Power Point Path: Rally Call Arrow Volley Summon Eagles Farsight Tom Bombadil Summon Ents

    <This was a
    good game played by you, your stances were very good, and your use of
    the eagle summon was game saving for you. One thing that could have he
    lped you in the later game, was building something mor
    e to counter
    his spears. In the late game, there were no guardians, and the mass of p
    ikes seemed unnecessary to me. If you felt that you were required to continue building the pikes, then you could have at least upgr
    aded their a
    rmor, because they cant really stand up to dwarven phalanxes.
    You never stopped harassing, and it was good that you destroyed th
    e inns before you captured them. Also, your expansion was good. The
    only other thing that could use work is either ents in the late game, upgrades for the troops, or more heros. Good job.>

    [list][i]Tips for Improvement[/i]
    [*] Dont forget about your cavalry, and let them charge right into a pike wall.
    [*] Seige, upgrades, or more heroes in the end.
    [*] You had such an upper hand late, you could have expanded across the river.
    [*] Try not to throw away Glorfindel so easally.


    [/list][color=#FFFFFF][b]Dwarves TNT|Zatox[/b][/color]

    Build Order:
    Mine Hall of Warriors Pikes Forward Mine Capture Inn Men of Dale - Mine
    Power Point Path:
    Rally Call Men of Dale Summon Barrage Summon Hobbits

    <With the type of units that you had, you probably could have wo
    n in the early game. This game was all about the upper hand early, and you just didnt have it. While the battles were either
    on the river, or on your side of it, you never really made i
    t to his base, without being promptly destroyed. Also, what confused me, with the level that you guys were playing at, you should have accually had an economy in the middle game.
    You never really replaced your mines, so you lost because you just couldnt spam units quickly enough.>

    [list][i]Tips for Improvement[/i]
    [*] Replace your economy.
    [*] Think about unit choices (Upgrade the archers, axe throwers, just something less predictable)
    [*] When you attack with a large force, split it into two different directions. That way, you can attack two things at the same time. Remember, Dwarves > Elves in 1 on 1 combat.
    [*] A battle wagon or two might have scared him to be less aggressive.
    [/list]
    [color=#FFFFFF][b]Overall Rating:[/color] 6[/b]

    Why the rating? This game cant be excellent, since mistakes by both sides werent as
    minor as the rating warrants, however, it was well played.


    [center][color=#FFFFFF][b] [/b][/color][/center]
    That's an accual review code from a 1vs1 that I did.
    Just edit the code, and the review is yours.

    Retired GameReplays.org Senior Replay Reviewer
    World Class Drum Corps International Mellophonist 2009
    Proud Winner of "Best Newbie Award" BFME2H, a long time ago

    [This message has been edited by Sir Snoopy (edited 01-17-2008 @ 05:33 PM).]

    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 01-17-08 05:33 PM EDT (US)     2 / 26       
    Access to the private RR forum
    They have one?

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 01-17-08 05:53 PM EDT (US)     3 / 26       
    Yes, Replay Reviewers have a sub-forum that they have access to (as well as mods), but it isn't used as much as it used to.

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    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 01-17-08 05:58 PM EDT (US)     4 / 26       
    I never knew that. You really do learn a new thing everyday.

    Snoopy the code is going a little wacko. Like going sideways forever wacko.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor

    [This message has been edited by Catabre (edited 01-17-2008 @ 06:00 PM).]

    The Best Guest
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-17-08 06:04 PM EDT (US)     5 / 26       
    hmmm might think about applying

    This is Not A Sig it is a Follow up to a Post
    Revora Forums for all your modding needs
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    Sir Snoopy
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-17-08 06:05 PM EDT (US)     6 / 26       
    I know about the code.
    The problem is that I do it on a word prosessor, so It makes coppy paste harder.

    Retired GameReplays.org Senior Replay Reviewer
    World Class Drum Corps International Mellophonist 2009
    Proud Winner of "Best Newbie Award" BFME2H, a long time ago
    Scorch062
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-18-08 04:36 AM EDT (US)     7 / 26       
    Yeah we have a forum but i was probably the only one actually posting in it and they were stupid thread

    When i was reviewing i used one of smeagols reviews and then just put my own stuff onto it. There was a template in one of the threads here i forgot which one

    ".`.rh, rmg hrg .`."
    "Executing order 66 my lord"
    "If we're all clones, why am I the only one with a sense of humor?"
    BFME2 Replay Reviewer
    Blatant
    DoFH Seraph & Director of Seraphs
    (id: blatant7)
    posted 01-19-08 11:34 AM EDT (US)     8 / 26       
    I would apply, as I have a lot of time on my hands, but I don't have time to make an email since I'm going away this weekend. Someone will probably beat me to it. Anyway, you serpahs will probably pick someone you guys know well.

    Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
    But that does not mean that I walked alone. ~ Brandon Sanderson
    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 01-19-08 05:43 PM EDT (US)     9 / 26       
    You could have to RR's. My review will be up a little later, still working on it.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
    Scorch062
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-19-08 09:31 PM EDT (US)     10 / 26       
    Yeah having more than one reviewer would be better, more gets done that way. Maybe have a team like aoe heaven does

    ".`.rh, rmg hrg .`."
    "Executing order 66 my lord"
    "If we're all clones, why am I the only one with a sense of humor?"
    BFME2 Replay Reviewer
    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 01-20-08 10:34 PM EDT (US)     11 / 26       
    Earlier in the heaven's history, there was a few Replay Reviewers, but it melted to one. It might be better if we do have more, but we're still to receive more applications.

    Feel free to apply if you only have BFME2.

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    nenya0619
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer
    posted 01-22-08 10:50 PM EDT (US)     12 / 26       
    oh, count me in

    Join me and many others on RotWK patch 2.02 and enjoy the game in its most balanced form ever.

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    Scorch062
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-23-08 06:40 AM EDT (US)     13 / 26       
    So how many have actually applied?

    ".`.rh, rmg hrg .`."
    "Executing order 66 my lord"
    "If we're all clones, why am I the only one with a sense of humor?"
    BFME2 Replay Reviewer
    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 01-23-08 10:30 AM EDT (US)     14 / 26       
    Eh...one so far.

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    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 01-24-08 09:50 AM EDT (US)     15 / 26       
    Here is the other par of my application, the review.



    1 v 1 on Fords of Isen II

    [RS]theimmortal versus HADESThanos

    Player Review:


    HADESThanos

    Build Order: Mine>>> Forward Mine >>> Hall of Warriors >>> Guardians >>> Guardians >>> Guardians >>> Guardians

    Pros:

    [+]Forward mine helped a lot to get the Guardians to the enemy base faster.
    [+]Purchased Rallying call first, good choice.
    [+]Attacked early.
    [+]Good building placement, put them behind the fortress.


    Averages:

    [=]Purchased Gloin a little later than he should have, but still bought a hero early on.
    [=]Ok army, only melee util later when he purchased some axe throwers.
    [=]Eventually used to some cavalry.
    [=]Killed lairs for resources, early enough to help, but not early enough to be a game winning difference.
    [=]He could have expanded more, made some more resource buildings.
    [=]Could have placed forward mine better.

    Cons:

    [-]No stances!
    [-]Never flanked.
    [-]Never used the other fords except when trying to escape end game.
    [-]Never scouted to the left or right of his base.
    [-]Did not spend resources immediately, occasionally let them build up before using them.
    [-]Instead of buying soldiers at the end with 3000 resources he bought Gimli only to have him crippled by Lurtz's cripple strike.
    [-]Deleted first forward mine immediately when it was found. Could have sent more soldiers through it and gotten a little more resources.


    Overall score: 5.5/10


    [RS]theimmortal

    Build Order: Furnace >>> Uruk Pit >>> Furnace >>> Uruk Warriors >>> Uruk Crossbowmen >>> Uruk Warriors >>> Uruk Pikemen

    Pros:

    [+]Good power choice. Used the Palantir power to see what his opponet was making. Made countering units.
    [+]Purchased a pikemen battalion to take a lair down. The extra resources helped early game fairly well.
    [+]Good Hit and Run with the crossbowmen against the Dwarven Guardian regiment.
    [+]Scouted with his first battalion of uruks for the inevitable forward mine.
    [+]Flanked his enemy, used the other fords.
    [+]Scouted most of the map.
    [+]Blocked off the fords (with troops, not walls) to prevent builders and troops from flanking him.
    [+]Built a base on his opponets side of the map to attack him from another side.
    [+]Bought Lurtz early enough to make a big difference in battles. Excellent use of Lurtz's cripple strike. His opponet's heroes rarely saw combat because they were cripple striked then killed. Whenever Lurtz's health went red he would pull Lurtz back to let him heal.
    [+]Attacked early.
    [+]Used formations.
    [+]Bought upgrades ewarly on with extra money to gain a significant edge in battle.


    Averages:

    [=]Never hoarded resources, always spent them immediately.
    [=]Good army, made some counters, but couold have made more.
    [=]He could have expanded more, made some more resource buildings.

    Cons:

    [-]No stances!
    [-]Bad buiding placement, placed his buildings out in front.


    Overall score: 8.5/10


    Overall Game Score: 7/10


    Game Link: Link.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor

    [This message has been edited by Catabre (edited 01-24-2008 @ 09:53 AM).]

    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 01-27-08 01:19 PM EDT (US)     16 / 26       
    Thanks for completing your application Catabre. Everyone who wants to apply, get your applications in by January 31.

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    Sir Snoopy
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-27-08 02:32 PM EDT (US)     17 / 26       
    *is morbadly depressed for lack of review of his game*
    Am I allowed to give advice to Catabre?

    Retired GameReplays.org Senior Replay Reviewer
    World Class Drum Corps International Mellophonist 2009
    Proud Winner of "Best Newbie Award" BFME2H, a long time ago
    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 01-27-08 05:00 PM EDT (US)     18 / 26       
    Constructive criticism or a suggestion should be welcome to any reviewer.

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    Sir Snoopy
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-27-08 07:04 PM EDT (US)     19 / 26       
    @ Catabre:
    1. Try to include a power point path when writing a review; it can be an important part of the strategy.
    2.
    place forward mine better.
    Explain a better spot.
    3.Try to say something about powers.
    4.
    Never hoarded resources, always spent them immediately.
    This is a very very good thing.
    5. Try to be more negative.

    Hugh: Check your email soon please.

    Retired GameReplays.org Senior Replay Reviewer
    World Class Drum Corps International Mellophonist 2009
    Proud Winner of "Best Newbie Award" BFME2H, a long time ago

    [This message has been edited by Sir Snoopy (edited 01-27-2008 @ 07:05 PM).]

    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 01-28-08 11:56 AM EDT (US)     20 / 26       
    Thanks Snoopy! How would I be more negative though of something he did good?

    I like the power point path idea, never thought of that.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
    nenya0619
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer
    posted 01-28-08 02:26 PM EDT (US)     21 / 26       
    sorry, I am not good with HTML

    1v1

    Sir|SirSnoopy (elves) vs GvBHBK (Isengard)

    Sir|SirSnoopy
    BO>>tree>>tree>>Barracks>>tree>>Lorien Warrior with farsight power

    Power tree: farsight, rallying call, tom bombidel, summon ents

    Pros
    [+]Early Builder kill (nice one)
    [+]good harassing of enemy resource producers with cavalry
    [+]caught lurtz off guard with Hobbits
    [+]early Mirkwood archer tech up
    [+]Excellent use of stances
    [+]clumping
    [+] 2nd builder kill ( you went for the resource producer first though)
    [+] used farsight to scout enemy base often
    [+] 3rd builder kill


    Average
    [=]did not take the time to get the lower outpost
    [=]warriors in the north were inactive after the initial raid
    [=]Noldor warriors are too fragile to be effective, instead get Elrond (he levels up by standing around units doing the fighting) or Thranduil to counter Lurtz
    [=]resource allocation. never let your resources pile up, spend them on heroes or upgrades.
    [=] Try creeping more at the beginning.

    Cons
    [-]no pikes/warriors after you got the mirkwoods. Had he brought in warg riders, you would have been at a loss for units.


    overall:
    Well played on your part, Your cavalry raids kept Isengard low on resources and bought you enough time to go for Mirkwood archers. You played ta little too cautiously, try sending mirkwoods to scout his army if you are unsure of its size. remember that your mirks can see him before he sees them. Also remember to keep units coming out of your barracks. If you max your CP then go for an armory and upgrade your guys.

    GvBHBK (Isengard)
    BO>>furnace>>uruk pit>>furnace>>uruk warriors with palentir power

    power tree: Palentir, summon wild men

    Pros
    [+]Lurtz
    [+]saw opponents unit patterns and went for pikes and cavalry

    average
    [=]Uruks warriors vs cave troll?? not the brightest way to throw away 400 resources.

    Cons
    [-] did not pay attention to base and lost a builder early. same thing happened to your second and third builder.
    [-]did not try to fend off raiding cavalry
    [-]lack of micro lost you Lurtz
    [-]do not put lutrz in sword mode unless using carnage. (there is an armor bug when in melee mode)
    [-]did not upgrade to warg riders (warg packs are useless in late game because they can't trample)
    [-]Played defensive at the end
    [-]bad use of wildmen
    [-] NO STANCES

    overall
    You did not micro well and that helped snoopy win. you also did not switch from swords to cavalry until it was too late. Remember if you turtle against elves, you are going to end up dead. Isengard does not have the late game capabilities to stand up to the elves.

    Game overall
    It was good but not impressive
    3.5/5

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    [This message has been edited by nenya0619 (edited 01-28-2008 @ 04:17 PM).]

    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 01-30-08 08:55 AM EDT (US)     22 / 26       
    Very good.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
    nenya0619
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer
    posted 01-30-08 04:32 PM EDT (US)     23 / 26       
    Sir Hugh, Check your Email, I sent you my app.

    Join me and many others on RotWK patch 2.02 and enjoy the game in its most balanced form ever.

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    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 01-30-08 05:25 PM EDT (US)     24 / 26       
    Thanks for your application nenya0619. One more day to go.

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    nenya0619
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer
    posted 01-31-08 08:54 PM EDT (US)     25 / 26       
    when do we get the results?

    Join me and many others on RotWK patch 2.02 and enjoy the game in its most balanced form ever.

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    Sir Hugh
    BfME2H/SHH Seraph
    posted 02-01-08 11:20 PM EDT (US)     26 / 26       
    Well, give us time to deliberate.

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