Mih0 wrote:I started a game on Monday, it's very fast pace and I really like it. If you are very active it pays off, if you are not very active someone can kill you within 1 real time hour.
Tom_Cruise wrote:Shame I missed it, but looking forward to playing this when it becomes mainstream.
Must be incredibly intense though. x4 is stressful enough but x10 must take stress levels into the stratosphere! I guess the good thing is you can complete a whole map in 4 real days, but need total commitment around the clock. This game mode does require very smart thinking and planning than other speeds I would imagine.
Can't seem to find any threads from the players that actually experienced this speed and what strategies they adopted?
In the very beginning with saudi arabia and ally Iran I spammed national guard and started researching corvettes and artillery. I invaded Iraq with the starting army, managed to catch him with 2 units defending each city and with 1x5 superiority they got killed with minimal casualties. With my assigned artillery I also invaded israel, he had quite a lot of infantry and was harder to kill, so I again frontal attacked his cities with my assigned army (and newly made NG) tried to do again 1x4 superiority with artillery support. I would have taken less casualties if I waited for the artillery to do it's job, but I didn't want to give him a chance to regroup and form 10 infantry stacks.
By day 4 israel and Iraq were gone, Greece attacked me by sea, but got killed by artillery in his approach and I managed to take Cyprus and Crete by using my ships.
I woke up at day 6 more or less and invaded Egypt, as he was another active player. The goal i believe is to be active in the first hours to eliminate all threats nearby, so no one can rush your cities, especially make ships to cover your coast. After that you can reorganize and start expanding, by focusing on one country at a time. Overall the game passes much faster and you have a feeling of getting more resources, because when you wake up 2-3 game days have passed.
In my current game there aren't as many active people like myself and my friend, right now it's day 22 and I have 46 cities, he has 50 cities and we are top 2 in the game without a lot of competition.
Was your strategy any different to x4 speed games?
It may sound silly but I'm thinking of going heavy with AFV's or TDs in x10. They could do a job, at least for defensive purposes. Of course a good player can counter these quite easily.
Oh, and is it the same story with players going inactive after 1 real day?