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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: How to choose tactics and strategy?
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Kid_
Kid_

Tavern Dweller
posted September 23, 2008 09:42 PM
Edited by Kid_ at 21:44, 23 Sep 2008.

How to choose tactics and strategy?

Just started playing homam3 again, I used to play it all the time when I was small (8 years old?),and not really thinking much about what I do. I did use some strategy and developed some techniques depending on the size of the maps and enemy, but it was mostly based on experience and no prediction,in depth analyzis, due to the fact that I never really cared .

Problem is, I was recently ehm challenged to a little competition just with some friends who started playing the game quite recently, and I dont know what I should do to win xD...

Most of the time when playing ( I ussualy played against computer, and could beat him almost everytime I think ), I chose castle,but Im not really sure since I was, like I said, about 8 years old. Before the patches I by myself actually made this style that I would buy the skeleton transformer in first round by necropolis, and buy lots of heroes ( mainly the tower ones and the ones with troglodites), transform  them into skeletons,all done with necromancy, after the patches when you couldnt buy more heroes I never played necropolis again.

My style of playing was ussualy really simple, just get some heroes for exploring, maybe like 2 heroes with actual creatures... I ussualy chose castle/stronghold and sometimes fortress/tower, I didnt like the other ones. Castle on big maps, stronghold on small maps, since then I could rush in with the behemoths quite early. Also played fortress sometimes aswell, since you could do the wywerns in 1st day.

Im looking for basic tips on how to win on small/medium/big maps, which should I choose ( castle,inferno etc etc ).

I could see that most wrote here how it matters on my style,well firstly please tell me, what does the majority of top homam3 players play? I dont know the word , I mean if they play rampart,inferno.. etc. If it really is that it doesnt matter and really depends on the guy, then to describe myself a bit-
I like playing very well balanced(I play depending on the enemy,not the same against all,I like to adapt),stable games,prefferably creatures/heroes which arent agressive/defensive,maybe slightly more towards the agressive(IF I had to chose, or was playing against somebody the same good as me),dominant if I had to choose, so maybe Im a bit agressive, but I like my creatures to have lots of defense. So agressive with mainly defensive skills if I may say so ,not that agressive, but slowly,steadily getting control. Which do you think would suit me?

Thanks in advance

And please dont forget some basic tips, just so I can beat some of those begginers Ill be playing .
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angelito
angelito


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posted September 23, 2008 10:53 PM

Aggressive = might heroes
lots of defense = Fortress

conclusion: Choose Fortress and Tazar
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Rainalcar
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Heroji su zakon
posted September 23, 2008 11:45 PM

It really depends do you play normal H3 without any additional rules, or the opposite is the case. But I don't really think that you want to win by abusing game imbalances . Just have fun and make your best

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Nikita
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Meepo is underrated
posted September 24, 2008 01:05 AM

Angelito is right Tazar=defense.I was playing a game not long ago,i was Stronghold and my friend Fortress.I had all upgraded creatues from 3-6 and Behemots.He always pressed defense button so i went on attack,i barely won.And my hero stats where higher than his.

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Casihasi
Casihasi


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posted September 24, 2008 01:43 AM

Basic tips? Try to learn how to play with all towns.
It will improve your game, knowing what you can fight at a certain point and what not is everything in h3..and you will have to learn that when you fight with other creatures.


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Kid_
Kid_

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posted September 24, 2008 01:19 PM

Well Im not a purely defensive person, but how to say it...

I dont like pure attacking either, Im more of a control guy, I like to steadily, get better control over the map, then,once Im sure that I can beat the enemy I attack. I dont like taking chances.

Its not like Im defensive, in the sense that I like running away from the enemy,hiding in my castle... , but I dont like attacking him either. I just dont like backing away, and I figured if I play agressive I end up doing mistakes and having to back away from a strong enemy aswell. But I guess it matters on your point of view what is what.

But basicly said I like really balanced things, the most balanced the best for me . Which is the most balanced?

Is there some way I can for example check a demo ( like in quake3/whatever) to see some good 1v1 game that some 2 really good guys played? Maybe with some explanation of why theyr doing what. Im sure I could figure this by myself with time, but it would take much longer .
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angelito
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posted September 24, 2008 01:33 PM
Edited by angelito at 13:33, 24 Sep 2008.

If you check the library here, especially the Table of Content (sticky thread first page), you will find tons of threads refering to strategy, starting heroes, creature abilities and so on for EACH town.

Be diligent...
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Rainalcar
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Heroji su zakon
posted September 24, 2008 07:15 PM
Edited by Rainalcar at 19:17, 24 Sep 2008.

The most balanced faction really doesn't exist. All towns can be successful if played in right conditions, but, on average, Necrolis is vastly, and Conflux quite overpowered. Unless you are excellent players other towns are generally mutualy very competitive, and Inferno perhaps slightly inferior to others IF you don't demon farm.

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Nikita
Nikita


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Meepo is underrated
posted October 14, 2008 06:18 AM

Quote:
The most balanced faction really doesn't exist.

It all depends on what template u play.

Quote:
Necrolis is vastly, and Conflux quite overpowered.

Necro is easy if in early game(2,3weeks),Conflux can be a pain in the bud,why 4 birds/week??but still is weak,unless has lots of birds.

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Xarfax111
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posted October 14, 2008 01:13 PM

Quote:
conclusion: Choose Fortress and Tazar


I really hate this nonsense sentence.
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angelito
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posted October 14, 2008 01:31 PM
Edited by angelito at 13:32, 14 Oct 2008.

Quote:
Quote:
conclusion: Choose Fortress and Tazar


I really hate this nonsense sentence.

Xarfax...as pointed out a lot of times already:
Either post something usefull, or don't post at all!
Such posts like this one above are not needed at all. Either explain your brilliant statement, or keep out of here.
If you won't follow this advice in future, I will count those 1-liners as spam, and treat them like described in the CoC:
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Junk post is a post that fails to address the topic of discussion and fails to provide intellectual or humorous stimulation, or put simply: off topic, not interesting, not funny
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Should these rules be breached, moderators may, depending on severity of the breach, do either or a combination of: issuing a warning, editing/removing messages, issuing a penalty, or temporarily silencing the offender. Should the offender re-offend, severity of the consequences will be increased. Re-offenders who fail to modify their disruptive behaviour despite multiple requests from the moderators will be permanently banned from Heroes Community.

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Rainalcar
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Heroji su zakon
posted October 14, 2008 01:45 PM

Xarfax behavior in his opened topic "How many Skels can you drain by attacking a horde of wandering Pit Lords?" is also no less than spam and utterly childish behavior. He posted something looking to start a discussion and than chose not to respond for days, making people that invested their time in it look plain silly, while in fact the only silly person is the thread author. I wasn't going to post anything for the man could simply be time lacking, but his appearance here tumbled down that possibility.
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Nikita
Nikita


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Meepo is underrated
posted October 15, 2008 08:24 AM

Ok,here is a good strategy,change ur might hero into a mage.Get a good resistance/spellpower,air and earth,some good speels(Blind,Implosion,chain lightning)and be ready to kill ur enemy.
What do u think?????

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Xarfax111
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The last hero standing
posted October 19, 2008 12:34 AM - penalty applied by angelito on 19 Oct 2008.

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Xarfax ..blablabla etc.... possibility.


..thanks Raincalar for your great appreciation. Did you have a look in your pdf file and did you see how many of my posts are in there?!?!?!? ...geez what an asswhole you are.

@angelito ..when you cant see why tazar isnt the hero to choose for fortress i cant help you anyway.

..so long..what a crappy forum this turned to be after Kuma have left...geez.
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Rainalcar
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Heroji su zakon
posted October 19, 2008 12:55 AM

Your posts in the PDF only speak well of you - as they rightfully should.

But your behavior in this matter in completely unrelated to that, and speaks ill of you. It is bad manners what you did/are doing - punktum.
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maretti
maretti


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posted October 19, 2008 01:23 AM

Tazar is not the best hero for fortress, but he is the best hero you can choose for fortress.
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sachelos
sachelos


Known Hero
posted October 19, 2008 08:06 AM

hola

Hi guys, i respect old/vet players and appreciate they share experience and thoughts with everybody, but wouldn't be great that only people who are still playing this game nowadays to post here? I don't intend to say that should be forbidden to post here hehe...but to still share your oppinion come everyday and play, cuz there are many who do that tho.
Have a great day all!
cheers

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doomnezeu
doomnezeu


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Miaumiaumiau
posted October 19, 2008 08:46 AM

Quote:


@angelito ..when you cant see why tazar isnt the hero to choose for fortress i cant help you anyway.



So what hero would you choose starting Fortress with? Both in the long run and short run?
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angelito
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posted October 19, 2008 09:44 AM

Quote:
Quote:
Xarfax ..blablabla etc.... possibility.


..thanks Raincalar for your great appreciation. Did you have a look in your pdf file and did you see how many of my posts are in there?!?!?!? ...geez what an asswhole you are.

@angelito ..when you cant see why tazar isnt the hero to choose for fortress i cant help you anyway.

..so long..what a crappy forum this turned to be after Kuma have left...geez.
Penalty coz of personal insult. Silenced aswell.  Seems like some older guys need longer breaks to calm down.
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maretti
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posted October 19, 2008 02:25 PM

I think Xarfax is frustrated that he dosent get the recognition he thinks he deserves.
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