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  1. - the athenian tech "reforms of iphikrates" says "ships can train soldiers". So why is it required also for docks if you want them to train soldiers? Athenians are supposed to be the weakest civilization, so their docks should train soldiers without a tech.  Btw if you train a unit in a ship it should try to garrison in the ship before trying to spawn on the coast.

    - if tab was pressed: the progress bar of a constructionside is not displayed at all, unless you refresh with pressing tab tab

  2. 6 minutes ago, Yekaterina said:

    Actually the typical Ptolemies army of pikes + slings is inferior to the Roman army with swords, spears and javlins. What makes the difference is the hero. 

    Scipio Africanus can almost match Cleopatra. And he increases capture speed which is also useful. Plus, he is a sword cavarly unit instead of an archer.


    6 minutes ago, Yekaterina said:


    Not really; the longer the game lasts, the more free food you have gained from the food trickle. If 1 food per second, then after a 20 minutes game you have gained 1200 food from nowhere. 

    That doesn't change the fact that the food trickle is insignificant in the late game, except that it has done the snowballing before. If you gain 600 in food in 10 minutes or if you gain 1200 food in 20 minutes is not a big difference.

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  3. 2 hours ago, Yekaterina said:

    2. Early camel archers -> enemy cannot counter easily -> mess up enemy eco without slowing down your own. 

    To me it seems that they can be countered by any other cavalry because they are slower. And by archers & towers

    2 hours ago, Yekaterina said:


    3. Easy mercenary spam with Ptolemaios A Soter

    That would mean that you would not use Cleopatra, why would you do that...

    2 hours ago, Yekaterina said:

    3. No food trickle please, or half the current food trickle. 

    No. Some people say that for example the Iberian team bonus is better than this, and they might be right.

    2 hours ago, Yekaterina said:


    Balancing advisors please tell me what you think. 

    Ptolemies are not too OP, for example they lack ranged champions and easy counter against siege and sword cavalry.

    2 hours ago, Yekaterina said:

    On a separate note, I think Kushites need a slight buff. 

    Not necessarily. Strong pyramids, free starting healer, cheap elephants, decent heroes, pikemen, swordsmen, good champions. And then their mercenaries...

    Overall conclusion: Dont change anything

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  4. 3 minutes ago, bigaxd said:



    Also, the ally usually takes up all my space and I'm left without space to build in lol, how does the building placement in ally territory mechanics work?

    Only few buildings can be build in ally territory. However you can build big buildings directly at the border to take more space from you ally - if he doesnt have any buildings there. This doesnt work with Athenian Gymnasiums though (They are so big that there is no new space left)

  5. 26 minutes ago, LienRag said:

    I tried to do that (on KenWood) but it didn't work...

    How should it be done ?

    Should I left drag first then press 0 ? Press 0 first then left drag ? Keep 0 pressed then left drag (not possible on a laptop without a numeric pad) ?

    Keep O pressed then left drag  (not zero but O)

  6. Archers have been overpowered in A24, but in A25 they aren't overpowered anymore, they are rather weak.

    They are totally helpless against siege towers, all they can do against them is run away. Though I wouldn't recommend siege towers too much as they are weak against melee troops other than pikemen.

    Archers can't hurt pikemen very well, so if you have them in front and your own ranged troops behind them, it should be devastating for the archers if they are not in much greater number. Actually you don't even need pikemen, any melee unit can play this role.

    Melee cavalry can devastate archers very well too. Especially sword cavalry of higher levels.

    Further questions?

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