AoW3 Multiplayer Strategy Guide

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  • #126449

    Jomungur
    Member

    I’d been working a strategy guide for a little bit, then got distracted by the tournament. Anyway, I finished part 1 and created a website for it. Part 1 covers the most important part of the game: the strategic map.

    It’s a minimalist design as I don’t have web design skills. But hopefully there’s some interesting stuff on there for everyone. I’ll try to add more content, pictures, examples later. Let me know what you think!

    http://aow3strategyguide.weebly.com/

    #126454

    Epaminondas
    Member

    Wow, you are amazing. I was hoping a veteran would post a fairly comprehensive guide, and it looks like my prayer has been answered!

    I cannot wait till race/faction strategies…

    Edit: Also perhaps a different section for Specializations? It appears that this choice is almost as important as the class choice, and arguably more than race choice.

    #126459

    MuadDib
    Member

    Great read so far, just a small interface suggestion – next/previous buttons would be much appreciated 🙂

    #126488

    LordTheRon
    Member

    Excellent and very thorough write up Jom. Thanks very much for the effort you put into this. Looking forward to the next installments.

    #126490

    Great job indeed, thanks a lot 🙂

    #126491

    alf978
    Member

    Same sentiment here. Big thumbs up!!

    #126504

    Gloweye
    Member

    Looks great.

    I was wondering, at the wiki were a bit strapped on the strategical elements, we basically don’t even have the time to put in numbers we can pull straight from the game – golden realms is out for 2 weeks, but it was only today that I put in Sirens/Mermaids/feather serpents. I just checked and we dont even have a page for empire upgrades yet.

    Would you mind that, when you got as far, I will copy some of the things you’re about to write regarding manual combat? The wiki’s aim is more matter-of-fact than your guide, and not directed at MP, but I bet there’s gonna be quite some things that would be very useful on there.

    #126518

    Gavagai
    Member

    Extremely useful ! Thanks a lot !

    #126588

    Garresh
    Member

    Looks incredibly good so far. Haven’t read all the way through yet but just wanted to say it looks good. I’ll do a more intensive look at it when I get the time to sit down for an hour or two and its not 1 AM haha.

    #126640

    Narvek
    Keymaster

    Added to the list ^^

    #126696

    Bouh
    Member

    This is must read for almost everyone. Good job.

    #126705

    Jomungur
    Member

    Thanks for the positive feedback. I am travelling a lot over the next few weeks, but should have some time to write more content on the plane.

    I cannot wait till race/faction strategies…

    Edit: Also perhaps a different section for Specializations? It appears that this choice is almost as important as the class choice, and arguably more than race choice.

    Yes, this makes sense. Depending on how much work it takes, I hope to open it up eventually for others to contribute quality strategy articles as well.

    Great read so far, just a small interface suggestion – next/previous buttons would be much appreciated

    If I there’s an easy way to do this on Weebly, I’m all for it. I’d like to add comment boxes as well at the bottom- maybe later.

    #126714

    Bouh
    Member

    I have one comment about the “midgame : scouting” section. I think in this section you talk more about harassing than scouting. It’s debatable though, because it’s a point where large scouting forces become harassing forces as much as they are scouting tools, yet I think you focus more in this section on counter-intelligence and harassment than on intelligence in itself (maybe it’s only semantic BTW, because scouting to me is more intelligence than anything else and I find an army large enough to harass to be wasted as a scout only army).

    #126716

    I’d like to add comment boxes as well at the bottom- maybe later.

    If you set up the page as a blog post, then anyone can comment at the bottom.

    #126733

    Marcus
    Member

    I liked your guide, nothing new for me but a good read nevertheless. And it probably will be useful for someone new to MP in AoW.

    Looking forward to see what you have to say about tactical combat.

    #126840

    SikBok
    Keymaster

    Awesome, a guide by AoW’s strategic mastermind.
    Now we all get to PWN like Jom.

    #128304

    SikBok
    Keymaster

    Just read all the things, really like the guide : )>

    Good to see things we were aiming for actually getting mentioned as relevant is a guide at this level of play.

    The reference to both chess and star craft strategy made my day.

    #128419

    Jomungur
    Member

    Thanks. AoW3 is a very deep strategy game, that’s for sure. I don’t think people realize how hard it must be to code a strong AI for movement on the strategic map.

    I’m working on the next part of the guide off and on as RL commitments have increased, but hope to have it done in the next week or two.

    #128422

    wapamingo
    Member

    this is great!

    I thought I was good, but reading this I learned quite a few things.

    Keep it up, I am looking forward to reading more!

    #254657

    Alswinn
    Member

    Your website is down. Would you please consider to repost it? 🙂

    Otherwise – does anyone else have a similar good post to link?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Alswinn.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Alswinn.
    #254665

    Hiliadan
    Member

    This guide is incomplete but still contain some interesting info (I hope!) and will be updated in the future: http://age-of-wonders-3.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Hiliadan/AoW3_Strategy_and_Tactical_Guide_from_Academy_Games_on_the_Battlefield.com

    I also encourage you to watch this video which references several channels and guides with good info:

    (it also contains other info, the parts that interest you are in bold below:
    – The Arena Battle Mode, a new mode to play AoW3, focusing on tactical battles
    – The 4 mods of the Shadow Realm Community Expansion (or even more)
    Advanced strategies and tactics video: Marcuspers and Hiliadan’s channels, the advanced tutorial playlist
    The Wiki and the excellent guides it contains about the campaigns and tactics and strategies
    – Best mods for AoW3)

    #254672

    Alswinn
    Member

    thank you very much! 🙂

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