Q about skirmish against Hard AI

#1sfcalimariPosted 7/24/2009 2:22:53 PM
Having played through the main COH campaign several times, I decided to give skirmish against the computer a try, and am enjoying it.

I've been trying hard. I got completely owned the first couple times because before I could do much, the enemy would send in German APC's and eventually Stugs to my base pretty early in the map and I would get anhilated.

So I tried using high resources instead of the default...I don't get that much more resources than default, but now it's too easy because the enemy never builds APC's or tanks. Is this generally what happens?

And what's a good strategy for dealing with the APC and Stug spam, just build some anti-tank guns and camp out at my base?

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#2wtfh4x00rzPosted 7/24/2009 5:08:01 PM
I'm guessing you mean Pumas when you say APC, since there are no armored transports. And I'm just going to assume you're using Americans, correct me if I'm wrong.

I would just go with Ranger spamming or rifles with stickies. They're not that smart so they won't be trying to avoid the sticky bombs.
#3sfcalimari(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2009 6:19:15 PM
Yeah I mean the German armored vehicles with a little cannon turret thingy that like to decimate troops.

and looking at topics here I see people complaining when people don't list the side they're using, sorry, yes I am playing as Americans.

But I was just wondering if the resource option affects what the AI does. Does high resources give them to just me or to me and the AI?

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#4sfcalimari(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2009 8:15:20 PM
Weird, now I just tried again with standard resources, and the enemy still didn't build any armored vehicles or tanks...

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#5sfcalimari(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2009 8:50:07 PM
Ah, I see, it's because I was playing on annihilation mode instead of capture the victory points. In annihilation mode the enemy just spawns soldiers. On capture the victory points, it spawns an insane number of armor--I had a panther tank sent after me at a point when I was barely able to field halftracks. -__-

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#6wtfh4x00rzPosted 7/24/2009 9:38:14 PM
Honestly, I'm not sure how game modes like Annihilation and VP change their build strategy. If you choose high resources, everyone should get a higher number of resources at the start. The higher the difficulty comp you're playing, their resource bonus increases.

What's your account name? Do you wanna play a comp stomp sometime? Just for fun, I don't think things too seriously :]
#7sfcalimari(Topic Creator)Posted 7/25/2009 2:05:21 AM
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#8sfcalimari(Topic Creator)Posted 7/25/2009 2:05:43 AM
Argh, I tried with high resources and VP's. Something about VP's on hard makes the AI go nuts and start mass-producing tanks when I can barely field two groups of rangers. The rangers didn't really work out, the Pumas just shot them all to hell then drove off to get repaired after getting hit by a couple rockets.

I get kinda bored with annihilation because the AI doesn't produce any tanks, but VP and hard is just too much for me!

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#9wtfh4x00rzPosted 7/25/2009 3:51:55 PM
Well, you COULD try lowering the difficulty and getting more used to the game.

Do you want to play with me? Leave your account if you want to do a 2v2 vs comps.
#10call of dutyPosted 7/26/2009 6:35:24 AM

From: sfcalimari | Posted: 7/25/2009 3:05:43 AM
Argh, I tried with high resources and VP's. Something about VP's on hard makes the AI go nuts and start mass-producing tanks when I can barely field two groups of rangers. The rangers didn't really work out, the Pumas just shot them all to hell then drove off to get repaired after getting hit by a couple rockets.

I get kinda bored with annihilation because the AI doesn't produce any tanks, but VP and hard is just too much for me!


Oh hi I didn't know you play CoH O.o

Anyways, what map were you playing? CoH is more about map control than build order. I change my build order every map.
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