I have a few things to say, first of all, upgrades vs heroes is play style not something to grade down on. level 3 with Eregion forge + silverthorn costs 2500, same as Elrond, but in that time it takes to tech up I could have Elrond out in the field leveling up since he levels up by standing around units that gain exp.
I did not play that defensively, I just teched up to Mirkwood archers quickly. you can't be aggressive when speed teching to mirkwood archers, since there is a cost to upgrade the barracks and they cost 800 per. In addition, sending only 1-2 battalions would be foolish because if he had done fast cavalry, he would have slaughtered them.
you put getting Glorfindel and Haldir as a pro yet you knock my choice of getting heroes rather than mirks. Also, I only had one upgraded barracks to pump them out of, so the resources are better used elsewhere. It is called resource allocation. as long as a single battalion is in progress, I should spend resources elsewhere.
Posted on 03/04/08 @ 09:16 PM
Alrite, Ill agree with you that recruiting a lot of hereos over units is play style. But any experienced player will tell you that hereos cant stand up to mass units alone, they need units to back them up.
In this particular game, you had small successful raids that was keeping your opponent busy which is how elves should be played, keep your opponent busy while you get mirks. I mean you got fast mirks, so why not get fast silverthorne?
Saying, "What if he went early cav" is no excuse because you KNEW that he went for a barracks start since you used farsight. And resource allocation? You had over 2k resources, you should use them otherwise they are just going to waste. And your justification for not going mirks is that you only had 1 to pump them out of. Well, thats all it really takes, lol. Mirks are the strongest arhers in the game so being able to spam them would be kind of broken. Trust me, 1 upgraded barrack is all you need to produce a good amount of mirks.
Im sorry if I offended you or something but you asked for a review and this is what I thought you could work on to make you a better player.
[Edited on 03/04/08 @ 09:25 PM]
nenya0619 Official Reviewer
Posted on 03/04/08 @ 11:36 PM
If you haven't noticed I really hate people who bash playing style, but I do take your comments into consideration, I don't mean to sound ungrateful for the review.
BTW, what clan is [Rt], haven't seen too many of them online.