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Feeling blue: 4/22/2018 17:19:31

Dallax
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I can't beat it! i've tried pushng staright to japan, I've tried taking australia as fast as I could, I've tried the not defending new zealand strat! But it won't work for me the Ai keeps pushing me back making expansion impossible... can I please get some help?

Edit: currently the AI is building 64 units a turn compared to my 49 there was no way I wanna gonna win that

Edited 4/22/2018 17:28:06
Feeling blue: 4/22/2018 18:01:15

TBest 
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Feeling blue is an FFA, so you can let the AI's do most of the heavy lifting by fighting themselves. In general, to do so, don't let the AI see you with a stack. Defending and attacking with few armies (1/3) can be incredibly successful. Also, don't fight the weak AI's, if that means you are helping the biggest AI.

In general don't focus on one place, but focus on all of them. Once you understand how make the AI's more or less ignore you, it becomes trivial to beat it. (Despite what it says on my profile, i beat it in ~25 turns I think.)
Feeling blue: 4/22/2018 18:55:27

Dallax
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I tend to defend with 5-7 depends on how many provinces border that one I'm defending I can try to reduce it to 3 see how that works

I also tend to try and push anywhere there is a weak link in the Ai defence and just defend anywhere else where I currently can't push

and when the Ai fight amongst themselfs one alwasy get's super strong so I can't let them fight amongst each other or I lose... but I also lose is I try to fight them all at once
Feeling blue: 4/23/2018 19:45:01


Joi179 
Level 58
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i think your problem is something complete different. you only look how to beat a specific scenario (like "feeling blue"). thats good and all but generally it only helps for that one scenario. instead you should learn how the AI thinks and why it does some certain moves.

-The AI only places so many units to attack or defend against what is already there. it doesnt think about what COULD be there so the lower your stacks are the less units the AI is gonna place. (that isnt the case when the AI just gets a crap ton of units and only sees you)

-The AI also expands a lot. most of the times it does to much. if you place 2 AI's on a map that are pretty close to each other and 1 AI is on the edge of the map and the other AI has more room to expansion the AI that is on the edge of the map generally wins since its forced to attack the AI due to him being on the edge of the map so it has nowhere to expand while the AI that does have the abilitie to expand will lose since it keeps expanding tho meanwhile losing everthing on the other side since it isnt placing anything against the other AI.

-Also a tip when you should play against 2 AI's that are on the same team. If those 2 AI's are in the same bonus you generally dont need to try and get in that bonus again. the AI only rarely attacks teammates so if 2 AI's are in the same bonus most likely none of them is going to get it.

-Also the AI is still randomized in some/most situations. meaning you cant just look up a sollution so easly and copy that strat since the AI most likely did some moves differently due to the randomness. Thats also a reason why some scenarios are easier or harder depending on how the AI expanded.

-Then a tip generally is that you should plan ahead. if you get a bonus tho you have 3 spare units enough to take 1 more territorie you should think of wich territorie makes the most sense to take. preparing for the next bonus or expanding to the enemie to fight him early. sometimes its also more effective to not take a bonus and prepare for the next one to get next turn 2 bonuses at once. tho this situation is very rare that it would actually make sense.

-Now to the first AI you gonna meet in "feeling blue". generally its enough to attack it with 2 or 3 units since it has a lot of space to expand to the right side meaning it wont deploy as much against you (as i said on my second point). Tho my attack order are generally first doing all the attacks on the neutral territories and then against the AI in case it tryed attacking you first. I dont know but maybe is your problem that you panic when you see the AI and then you place way more than you needed. when you attack the first AI with 8 units straight ahead you may get a problem since the AI then sees "oh he has 8 units next to me i should defend against it". thats why attacking with 2 and 3 is enough. when you attack with 3 you probably lose atleast 1 unit by taking the territorie and then you would have 2 units left. The AI sees now "oh he has 2 units there but all the neutrals also only have 2 units there so it isnt as much of a thread". In this case if the AI does try taking your territorie it will only attack with 3 units but thats actually unlikely since it has a lot of space to expand to the right side.

-What you may should do is do some 1v1's against the AI yourself and try and learn how to play against the AI and then you should be able to beat any scenario...
Or you go to my profile and try some of the "Beginner levels" i made (wich arent actually as easy as i thought tho it may helps you get better)

I hope i could help you and GL HF in this game in the future :P

Edited 4/23/2018 21:44:32
Feeling blue: 4/23/2018 23:25:35

Dallax
Level 7
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I'm trying the leave 2-3 armies to defend and it's not working as the Ai jsut build death stacks on the border and attack me with it forcing me to build death stacks to defend back the Ai isnt acting normal on this map at all
Feeling blue: 4/24/2018 00:25:37


Joi179 
Level 58
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then you seem to do something wrong since i had no problem beating it. keeping only 2 to 3 units attacking with only 3 units attacking everywhere. i made the game into multiplayer and maybe you see how you should play it. and you should analyze everyturn and you will notice that i just placed everywhere like 2 or 3 units and did transfer moves befor attacking moves etc...

https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=15485045
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