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When to Max Ages? What can be left behind?

Manifesto

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''a max defense EA base has no problem holding off a max offense IA attacker''
Thanks mostly to Nexon's sledgehammer 'rebalance'.
Well, at least Nexon have given lower ages a chance to defend well and not lose interest when they're attacked by higher ages.
 

pckrn

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a GA with just the basics will be even better against the IA in both attack and defense and still have no greater war weight than a max EA
 

pckrn

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well this is the first time i have heard a good argument for not aging up. personally i would still just go atomic asap for the extra house among other things but if someone stays global for this reason i can respect that decision
 

Cannibals

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The same holds true for IA bases attacking weak global bases, especially with maxed HT2, triplanes, and Generals :)
 

yemen

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Glad it works for you, Cannibals, having fun is important and as long as you enjoy it carry on. I tend to agree with pckrn - for my team, I would rather have the rushed global than the maxed enlightenment. For the same player skill level, I think they will be MUCH more effective on offense, and with a missile silo and everything else gunpowder or below, they are better defensively than a max enlightenment.

That said, we had a global once who still had enlightenment offense, and that was the WORST. Never age up faster than your key offensive troops can get done, or if you do you need to be very focused on catching up fast.
 

Saruman the White

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Upgrade your Library and Armory right after you have completed a New Age research. Your Library and Armory are two structures that provide useful improvements for your whole base, offensive, defensive, economical. The best part of it is that none of them require citizens to conduct an upgrade. So, with Library and Armory up-to-date, you may conduct research and, simultaneously use your citizens elsewhere.
 

albynos

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I personally never maxed the age before moving to the next one.
I think it is related to your way of playing; I personally upgrade offence first; this is the reason why as soon as I got to 220lv I immediately moved to CWA as all the offence was maxed. Now Im upgrading armory and barracks.
Before the rebalance the game was all about offence. Following to the rebalance the game changed and defence has become more important. Cannons first, mortars and stables the order
 

TrillVille

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Since the Space Age update, I am 99% complete with enlightenment. 1 redoubt, 1 garrison, dock, and a few coalitions. Moctezuma is almost done, so I'm just going to use my 12 workers on good skills at the university. I will aim for 5/10 on a lot of them (15% of the 30% bonuses). It only makes sense to catch up on the University before the level caps go up again.
 

moniato

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The only bootleneck to go faster (if ressources are solved by farming) is the workers number. I am in favor of passing age everytime that your attack troops are maxed (so that you can continue with the farming) until you have the maximum number of workers. You'll go 33% faster with 16 workers than with 12!

(that's only true for everybody that spends a reasonable amount of time farming with the a priori that you always farm much more than what is stolen from you)

Then.. once you have the max number of workers the desicion depends on the type of player that you are and needs of the alliance if you want to focus in defense (and max defensive buildings and spend time in uni for def research) or in offense (keep passing age everytime that your troops are maxed (and do not forget to research troops xp and dps in uni!).
 

Dale s

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I have a CWA base 241 which has mostly global defenses and a AA base 221 which was 3/4 maxed before going up each age neither gets attacked much mainly I believe because of near maxed walls and I dont upgrade my fields or camels with the belief rightly or wrongly that there is a lot less to steel. The one thing I advise the others in the alliance is stay AA as long as possible then go straight to SA, since SA CW cannot attack globals. I am finding now I can get 2 times as much oil on my AA base than my CW base each wk as no easy targets are about any more. I'm definitely keeping my AA as it is till it can make the 2 jumps to SA.
 

Big T

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Bryan K, because between AAA, sams, redoubts and towers your bombers don’t have a chance against a good base
 
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