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I can answer questions about most RTS (Real time strategy) games, especially those like the Age of Empires series and Stronghold series and such. (with the exception of Age of Empires Online). I am also familiar with turn based strategy such as the Civilization series. Basically, you can ask me and I will let you know if I can or can't answer the question. Other games I play include: Minecraft, Heroes of Newerth, Rome: Total War, Patrician IV

Experience in the area

I have played real time strategy and turn based strategy games for more than 10 years, and have played thousands of matches against computers and humans. I do not normally enter tournaments (too serious), but have still played against a variety of opponents, who use a myriad of different tactics.


I have read many books on RTS games, and have thoroughly read through manuals and guides for most games that I play.

What do you like about this subject?

I love gaming. No, I'm not hardcore and I do actually have a life, but sometimes it's just fun to sit down with some friends and have some mentally stimulating fun.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I'm always striving to improve myself, and I also enjoy helping others improve their skills. 20 years down the road I will be that much more of an expert and be able to help people that much more.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Contrary to what a lot of people believe, there are a HUGE number of different strategies and possibilities possible with every game. There is no "one winning strategy". Player skill plays a big role, and it's actually better for people to find their own "style" than to completely copy someone else's. You may find that you are better with your own.

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2014-06-14 Original company of heroes:

Hello Alec,    You are correct that the original servers for Company of Heroes are no longer online. Like a lot of the older RTS games, they've moved to Steam. Steam has recently rereleased a lot of the

2013-12-06 Neptunes Pride 2:

Hello, Sean.    I actually hadn't heard of that game before, so I did a little research. Honestly, I'm not sure where to start. It looks like having a general idea of strategy games helps a lot.    In

2013-07-29 Best strategy games:

Hello, Geoff!    It really depends on what aspects of those games you liked. That's a pretty broad subject to cover though.    Age of Empires series and the Europa Universalis series are pretty distinctly

2012-05-19 Minecraft:

Hello Tony,    Every single seed in Minecraft has a stronghold, and depending on how big you make the world (by exploring), there may even be several. They are, however, quite rare and difficult to find

2010-12-28 Similar games to Stronghold, AoM:

Greetings...    It seems to me like you are definitely familiar with some of the more popular RTS games.    Computer games seem to be falling in popularity now. They used to be the up and coming thing


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