I've been playing AoK for quite some time now. I started playing in school about 3-4 years ago. It was fine then because we didn't have a lot of time so we started in the Imperial Age.
I've been playing online, and even against the computer. When I play online I lose quite badly and when I play the computer on anything above moderate I lose badly.
I think my problem is that I can't advance to the later ages fast enough, and I can't construct an army fast enough. Some of the games I've played online, some people will have 12,000 points before I even have 2,500.
I've attached a file which I've just played against the computer on hard, with the Arabia map. Any help on speeding up my game would be muchly appreciated as it's really frustrating getting my butt kicked everytime I play!
This recorded game plays with the 2.0a patch of The Age of Kings.
Posted on 01/25/08 @ 07:57 AM
Well, in the dark age just worry about getting food, before you go to feudal age, you should have at 19 villagers, getting food, working on famrs, etc.
Posted on 01/25/08 @ 07:20 PM
watch recorded games and learn from them - better than 1000 words... you can find plenty of records here.
Posted on 02/24/08 @ 02:25 PM
No amount of record reviewing or file reading will substitute practice. Focus on setting one bench mark and meeting that, then set a harder one. Example: If it takes 15 minutes to get to Feudal age, try over and over again to get 14 minute Feudal, then faster and faster times.
Posted on 04/26/08 @ 10:05 AM
Im going to submit a a Series of recorded games soon that is all about speeding through the ages. There you might be able to learn some. Im able to fuedal in about 7 mins. if Im correct.