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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-05-08 03:54 AM CT (US)         
This one's pretty self-explanatory; any questions, suggestions, comments and the like concerning The University, this forum or the rules go here. I'll get to them whenever I have a moment to spare, and I'll consider them closely.

Alternatively, you can e-mail me (Leif Ericson) at leif.ericson [at] heavengames [dot] com; but really, I much prefer you posting them here.

Leif Ericson
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[This message has been edited by Felix36 (edited 08-24-2012 @ 03:22 PM).]

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Hailstorm65
Squire
posted 09-07-08 07:56 PM CT (US)     1 / 94       
Just a question: Do you guys already have more articles collected over time that will be submitted? One other thing, The new display for the articles is much better then the old empty go-to bars.

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UnnamedPlayer
Squire
posted 09-07-08 08:47 PM CT (US)     2 / 94       
Maybe get someone who knows about competitive multiplayer to screen the strategy articles because some are just useless and other just suck.
Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-08-08 00:35 AM CT (US)     3 / 94       
Hailstorm:

As you can see, there's nothing in queue right now - I don't think I can be any more honest with you guys. That doesn't mean that nobody's got anything in the works, though. Thanks for the compliment on the navigation!

UnnamedPlayer:

You offerin'?
But I hear you - I've already asked some guys to take a look at it. It never hurts to have more people critique the stuff that's supposed to be archived instead of put up on display, so if you know anyone who'd like to do that, please direct them here.

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"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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[This message has been edited by Luke Gevaerts (edited 09-08-2008 @ 00:54 AM).]

Jatayu
Squire
(id: Sword_of_STORM)
posted 09-08-08 00:54 AM CT (US)     4 / 94       
A lot of the strategy articles are downright nonsense, this one for instance. I second UnnamedPlayer's suggestion.

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-08-08 00:56 AM CT (US)     5 / 94       
Hey, hey, go for the throat why don't you.

Like I said, I've already asked some people to look at it - but when it comes to playing the game, I'm completely worthless. Anyone who wants to can comment here and tell me what stuff needs to be archived - but gimme some room to breathe, y'hear?

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"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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Jatayu
Squire
(id: Sword_of_STORM)
posted 09-08-08 01:43 AM CT (US)     6 / 94       
Some articles are not completely useless, but only somewhat outdated and could do with some changes. Eg. Modpack 101 by Shadowflare.

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KayanZ
Squire
(id: ZayanK)
posted 09-08-08 10:49 AM CT (US)     7 / 94       
Steal the Tsuniversity articles.

But do it secretly, preferably employing our forummers' secret ninja skills.
Julius999
Imposter
posted 09-08-08 12:17 PM CT (US)     8 / 94       
I'm quite impressed with this operation, Luke. I hope you can keep it up.

Maybe I'll contribute some time, if I can find a tutorial idea that hasn't been done to death.

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-09-08 02:47 AM CT (US)     9 / 94       
Article Queue Updated.

Note again that I'm still battling my damn arm, so it might take a few to see your articles published.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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UnnamedPlayer
Squire
posted 09-09-08 01:39 PM CT (US)     10 / 94       
Do people come to AoKH for competitive multiplayer strategy articles?
Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-09-08 05:57 PM CT (US)     11 / 94       
Fixed image and download paths that got screwed during the transition from old to new. I hate it when that happens.
Do people come to AoKH for competitive multiplayer strategy articles?
I would assume so. We're hosting the best article on the Flush ever written; we've got excellent articles on DeathMatch; we'll also (eventually) be mirroring the old MFO articles, though I wouldn't be able to tell you if these are still accurate. All that should be more than enough incentive for people to visit the AoKH.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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Fedx
Squire
posted 09-11-08 08:25 AM CT (US)     12 / 94       
Great idea Luke, I think that you should delete some articles,
for example, we have "The Flush", and "The Flush revisited", I think you should delete the older and rename "The Flush revisited" to just "The Flush", also maybe it would be a good idea to add some rec games of the flush, such as Chichiri's learning game, and maybe some games from L_Clan_Chris. The same with "DM vs Persians" and "DM vs Persian revisited. Another great idea is to add the "Civilisation of the Ages" articles. Just my suggestions, keep it up.
Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-11-08 02:49 PM CT (US)     13 / 94       
Sorry for the delay, guys: my arm's all better again, and the newest articles are now live.

@Fedx:
I hear you; that's why most University pages read "live, but under construction". Since I'm not a multi-player guy myself, I can't check the validity of strategy articles, which means others will have to chip in there. Thanks for the pointers, BTW.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH
Xingjianma
Squire
posted 09-12-08 11:55 AM CT (US)     14 / 94       
Looking over the articles is easy. It's actually redoing them that's the trouble. I'm sure we can get Slaghter of swp to take some time to just go through everything. Meanwhile, some stuff I've noticed while reading:

The Getting Through the Dark Ages article should definitely be archived, and the Road to Expert series should be updated. A lot of the advice is solid, but some of the stuff is really out of date.
Unique Weaknesses needs to be updated to include Conqueror civs, and should really be improved to look at things more from an online perspective. I think I will try to see what I can do on the article.
The DM vs. the Persians articles are ... not very useful. I didn't really get what the guy was trying to say, but his strategy would get you killed in a competitive DM game nowadays.
Also, it seems that all of the Civ Specific guides were written before the flush was invented. Out of the 4 articles only 1 even mentioned the Flush, and even that one just barely skimmed over the surface before moving on to Castle/Imperial strats.
And, the Strat guides for the campaigns... Let's just say that they could be made a lot better. I assume the Single Player guide is supposed to illuminate the most effective and simple strategy for winning the Scenario. Most of the strategy mentioned, however, don't really fit the criteria.

I'll post the rest tomorrow. Hope that helps.

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[This message has been edited by xingjianma (edited 09-12-2008 @ 12:05 PM).]

Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-17-08 05:29 PM CT (US)     15 / 94       
Article Queue updated.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH
Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-18-08 01:02 PM CT (US)     16 / 94       
The University has been updated; mostly behind-the-scenes stuff, but I'm sure you'll notice a few new things.

I've also added six new articles.

Edit: Lest I forget: massive thanks to Steve for his help with cleaning house.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH

[This message has been edited by Luke Gevaerts (edited 09-18-2008 @ 01:03 PM).]

Impeached
VIP (Reverie World Studios)
(id: MeGaIdIoT)
posted 09-18-08 01:38 PM CT (US)     17 / 94       
The 'Rates of Fire' article is more than likely outdated. Update using Genied2 to find stuff?

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-18-08 01:53 PM CT (US)     18 / 94       
Update using Genied2 to find stuff?
Yeah, but that'll get added to the queue then - I'm already swamped.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH
Xingjianma
Squire
posted 09-21-08 10:41 AM CT (US)     19 / 94       
Luke: I have no idea why you didn't reply to my email, but I trust you have your reasons.

Anyway, here are some suggestions:
Relative Market Efficiency, with data by Pale Horse. Useful article, and sometimes numbers do matter.~Statistics

Flammifer’s Japanese Monk Rush. I've only had one chance to try a Mush, but it was hilarious. Very nice and detailed article.~Strategy

Recommended Civs for a New Player by Doug Thompson. Possibly a little outdated, but I think the advice is quit solid. Maybe Steve can take a look for us.~Strategy

Some Thoughts on Raidingby Flammifer. Raiding is an integeral part of the game and has been known to decide games. ~Strategy

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-21-08 12:34 PM CT (US)     20 / 94       
Luke: I have no idea why you didn't reply to my email, but I trust you have your reasons.
I'm already swamped.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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Xingjianma
Squire
posted 09-21-08 06:38 PM CT (US)     21 / 94       
Ah, I see. In that case, take your time, and I wish you good luck!

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UnnamedPlayer
Squire
posted 09-21-08 10:17 PM CT (US)     22 / 94       
japanese monk rush is useless

1) japan (no reason to use that civ for this)
2) monk rush itself doesn't really work
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(id: MeGaIdIoT)
posted 09-21-08 10:50 PM CT (US)     23 / 94       
1) japan (no reason to use that civ for this)
You can do a monk rush without market trading for japan: Cheaper dropoff buildings makes you require less wood. This allows more tactics like a quick castle drop.
2) monk rush itself doesn't really work
If the enemy is FCing, it could.

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rimasjan
Squire
posted 09-27-08 09:50 AM CT (US)     24 / 94       
help me i cant mod or install any it says error-#70,permission denied, on line 140.
Xingjianma
Squire
posted 09-28-08 09:27 AM CT (US)     25 / 94       
I believe that the University should include not just the "useful" articles, but also unconventional strategy which are an important part of the game and are fun to try. Sure, you will see Drushes and Flushes in 98% of the games you play online, but it's nice to know about a diverse range of strats. I once did a Mush as a pocket player in a 4v4, it was hilarious. The enemy flanks were expecting knights, so they massed spearmen and some archers. Instead, they got about 20 monks

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 12-07-08 06:14 AM CT (US)     26 / 94       
Updated the Queue to better reflect my activities behind the scenes. Some small changes to the main page, too.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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Stephen Richards
Squire
posted 12-16-08 02:55 PM CT (US)     27 / 94       
I think KayanZ has a point. Might be worth asking Ana about bringing the TSU articles under one umbrella.

Anyway, good to see some activity here.
tushar
Banned
posted 06-21-09 08:18 PM CT (US)     28 / 94       
Could you please stick a list of available articles according to their categories ?
Espadachim
Squire
posted 07-08-09 07:22 PM CT (US)     29 / 94       
I want to know if I update my articles, I need to post here.
John Mendl
Squire
posted 09-01-09 11:21 PM CT (US)     30 / 94       
tushar
Banned
posted 09-02-09 06:19 AM CT (US)     31 / 94       
First of all, it is the realm of Luke Gevaerts.

Secondly, university is a time consuming thing which demands a lot of time, which hardly anyone has from real life.
Espadachim
Squire
posted 09-02-09 11:01 AM CT (US)     32 / 94       
Why arent the admins even bothering with the university?
What do you mean exactly? (Maybe that some articles didn't showed up in the University main?)
First of all, it is the realm of Luke Gevaerts.
Aro can approve articles too. Look at my relic article.

[This message has been edited by Espadachim (edited 09-02-2009 @ 11:02 AM).]

Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-20-09 07:31 PM CT (US)     33 / 94       
University redigned to improve load times and accessibility; most old publication dates recovered for more honest reflection. Queue is still down.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-21-09 07:31 AM CT (US)     34 / 94       
Re-designed queue is up.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH
TheLaughingMule
Lady Mule
posted 09-21-09 11:36 PM CT (US)     35 / 94       
Thank you Luke. The University is a valuable asset at AoKH.

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John Mendl
Squire
posted 09-26-09 07:57 AM CT (US)     36 / 94       
Just noting that my guide for Jap M@a rush has been updated (in case admins dint see yet ). You can check out my thread at university forums. Comments welcome on my updated article.

A side note: I am really curious as to why my strat and Myll_Slaghter's fast-castle strat arent yet in the "Random Map Strats list" and instead in the "specific strats list". Both of those are undoubtedly random map strats which work well on lots of situations. If you want evidence, you can download several recs of myself beating higher rated people from the blacksmith or G&SD forums.

[This message has been edited by John Mendl (edited 09-26-2009 @ 08:26 AM).]

Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-27-09 09:25 AM CT (US)     37 / 94       
A side note: I am really curious as to why my strat and Myll_Slaghter's fast-castle strat arent yet in the "Random Map Strats list" and instead in the "specific strats list". Both of those are undoubtedly random map strats which work well on lots of situations. If you want evidence, you can download several recs of myself beating higher rated people from the blacksmith or G&SD forums.
I don't judge the validity or classification of strategy articles; I just add them. You'll want to ask Steve about this instead.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH
John Mendl
Squire
posted 09-27-09 09:39 AM CT (US)     38 / 94       
Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-27-09 10:01 AM CT (US)     39 / 94       
I'll add your updated article to my to-do list, in any case.

Luke Gevaerts » Website · YouTube · Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD · AoKH
John Mendl
Squire
posted 10-16-09 09:33 AM CT (US)     40 / 94       
Ive mailed Steve, and i am waiting for a response - btw, why not publish my updated article over at the university?
John Mendl
Squire
posted 11-27-09 04:35 AM CT (US)     41 / 94       
Where are the admins? Iam still waiting for you to publish my updated article over at University! Ive mailed you Luke, but no response.

Btw, removed two old recs and added three better and more recent recs, all against 16xx or 17xx rated people.

[This message has been edited by John Mendl (edited 11-27-2009 @ 04:37 AM).]

Galacticruler
Squire
posted 01-18-10 10:42 AM CT (US)     42 / 94       
should AoE TC be having this strange glitch?:
sly_guy
Squire
posted 01-18-10 12:46 PM CT (US)     43 / 94       
Rather than opening paint and hitting paste, go to the directory you have AoK:TC installed (by default, it's C:/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Age of Empires II), and in there you'll see a screenshot folder. Your screenshot will be there in proper colours.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

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Carlos Ferdinand
Squire
posted 08-24-10 00:31 AM CT (US)     44 / 94       
University is dead, this sucks.

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Leif Ericson
Seraph Emeritus
posted 09-11-10 08:02 PM CT (US)     45 / 94       
We'll see what we can do to get it going again.

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Possidon
Slayer
posted 09-12-10 05:01 AM CT (US)     46 / 94       
I hardly ever see Luke about. Where has he got too. Perhaps we need someone else to be incharge of the University.
srinath1113
Squire
posted 09-12-10 05:54 AM CT (US)     47 / 94       
"University is dead, this sucks."

it's been so ever since i became an active member. but till you quoted this, i used to think that the university was a collection of articles which were meant to be read, and nothing more.
Leif Ericson
Seraph Emeritus
posted 09-12-10 04:49 PM CT (US)     48 / 94       
This was a forum where new articles would be submitted and then Luke would add it to the University page on the main AOKH page (check it out if you haven't seen it). However, Luke isn't around here very often. We'll see what we can do to get it going again.

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sly_guy
Squire
posted 09-12-10 05:11 PM CT (US)     49 / 94       
but till you quoted this, i used to think that the university was a collection of articles which were meant to be read, and nothing more.
It basically is, but having people post articles as threads here allows people to comment on them, which could lead to better, more refined articles, and so on.

- ک

Ladies and Gentlemen, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

This message has been brought to you by procrastination and the letters K and V.

[This message has been edited by sly guy (edited 09-12-2010 @ 05:13 PM).]

Possidon
Slayer
posted 10-30-10 07:41 PM CT (US)     50 / 94       
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