Round Out VS. Specialize

Gr8ful74

Guest
Question: What do you believe are the pros & cons of whether you choose to "round out" (both/other) or "specialize"(def./off.)?

Reason for question: In reading the Wiki/Player guides, I became sold on the idea that to specialize was the best/preferred way to go. The "selling point" that got me hooked was the pointing out that one will not have enough research points available to complete all the research available. (I don't believe building a Library resolves this.)

However, I have since found in-game that many experienced players seem to dismiss (or outright scoff at) the idea of specializing. :heh:

So, I'm finding myself wanting some feedback from experienced players on how best to go about the game. Do you specialize in one and then make your second city the other type? Or, do you choose not to specialize at all?

Thank you for your feedback. ;)
 

Ranga1

Strategos
Ask destroxi, he seems to think he knows what he is talking about :D I cant answer cos im below average :D
 

destroxxi

Phrourach
Aw how adorable I have a new fan. You're so cute when you are trying to use that empty space between your ears.


btw might want to calm your blood pressure a bit bud you seemingly forgot how to spell my name correctly one might assume you are a bit flustered.
 
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Ranga1

Strategos
:D your weren't worth the extra 5 seconds it needed to check, sorry dear, I know it hurts your feelings :D
 

CrazyFrank

Guest
Question: What do you believe are the pros & cons of whether you choose to "round out" (both/other) or "specialize"(def./off.)?

Reason for question: In reading the Wiki/Player guides, I became sold on the idea that to specialize was the best/preferred way to go. The "selling point" that got me hooked was the pointing out that one will not have enough research points available to complete all the research available. (I don't believe building a Library resolves this.)

However, I have since found in-game that many experienced players seem to dismiss (or outright scoff at) the idea of specializing. :heh:

So, I'm finding myself wanting some feedback from experienced players on how best to go about the game. Do you specialize in one and then make your second city the other type? Or, do you choose not to specialize at all?

Thank you for your feedback. ;)
Do you mean ratio of def/off in all cities? or off and def in 1 city?
 

Gr8ful74

Guest
I'm meaning choosing whether you will specialize in def. or off. in building, recruiting, and research within your city. Or, perhaps using the first city for primarily one area and then using a second city for other, etc.

I was curious how that idea worked out and the potential benefits, etc.

(One reference: Wiki link, Portal Pages, Guides, Beginner's Guide, Building a City)
 
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CrazyFrank

Guest
I think it depends on too many factors too say, i.e your alliance, enemies/allies, your current circumstances.

But tbh in my opinion id say offence minded, but birm/LS heavy. i have a very good land build city, and awesome LS city builld, never have trouble with the academy (without library).

heres a land building.. just need silver up a level or 2 and a few others finished.
land.PNG

and heres land off academy just need the BP thing and its finished
land acad.PNG
 
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xAlpha Male

Guest
I'm meaning choosing whether you will specialize in def. or off. in building, recruiting, and research within your city. Or, perhaps using the first city for primarily one area and then using a second city for other, etc.

I was curious how that idea worked out and the potential benefits, etc.

(One reference: Wiki link, Portal Pages, Guides, Beginner's Guide, Building a City)

First city OFF (OLU), second City LS nuke, third City Bir nuke

Ii my 31 cities ive got 6 OFF nukes, 7 LS nukes and 18 Bir nukes

Tower and Thermals must have everywhere

phalanx, divine selection and battlering ram EVERYWHERE

Wall 25 and Harbor 30 everywhere! must have

Researches

LS nuke -

Code:
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[img]https://www.grcrt.net/static/fN7|-.x7|.L7|-.K7|-.Y7|-.v7|.C7|-.E7|-.u7|.T7|-.W7|-.s7|_45_4.png[/img]
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[img]https://www.grcrt.net/static/698.png[/img]
[b]Research points: 0/144[/b][/font][/td][/tr][tr][td="colspan: 3"][center][url=https://www.grcrt.net/]Grepolis Report Converter Revolution Tools[/url] - ver. 3.5.1 created by Potusek & Anpu[/center][/td][/tr][/table]
OLU city like this

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[b]Academy ([b][/b]
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[img]https://www.grcrt.net/static/fc1|.Q7|-.o7|.A7|-.B7|-.C2|-.G1|-.E2|-.D6|-.i7|.G7|-.M7|-_45_4.png[/img]
[img]https://www.grcrt.net/static/fN7|-.x7|.L7|-.K7|-.Y7|-.V7|-.c7|.E7|-.u7|.T7|-.w7|.s7|_45_4.png[/img]
[img]https://www.grcrt.net/static/f|.|.|.|.|.|.|.H7|-.R7|-.|.|.|_45_4.png[/img]
[img]https://www.grcrt.net/static/698.png[/img]
[b]Research points: 0/144[/b][/font][/td][/tr][tr][td="colspan: 3"][center][url=https://www.grcrt.net/]Grepolis Report Converter Revolution Tools[/url] - ver. 3.5.1 created by Potusek & Anpu[/center][/td][/tr][/table]
 

mungus1974

Strategos
This is a question you should ask in speed 1 worlds, not here.In speed 3 there is no tactics involved just attack like headless chicken.
 

Ranga1

Strategos
Yes guys, listen to mungus. Speed one, when you finish watching the paint dry on your LS nuke, is the most tactical type of grepo there is. All the other speeds have no tactics at all
 

mungus1974

Strategos
Yes guys, listen to mungus. Speed one, when you finish watching the paint dry on your LS nuke, is the most tactical type of grepo there is. All the other speeds have no tactics at all
You can ask Erik how was his experience :D
some of the best players you have in your team are speed 1 players ;)
 

Ranga1

Strategos
Yep he said it was like watching paint dry :D Sad thing is you guys still sit there and max farm every day :D
 

Gr8ful74

Guest
*...nearly chokes on drink of coffee as she reads xAlpha's response...*

Good grief! Thirty one cities? LOL I'm...uh...not even in that ball field. :eek:

*waves from pre-pee wee field from behind batter stick holding ball for her..*

On wall & tower, I've always been surprised more people didn't build those up. I was surprised by your choice of Thermal, though.

Everyone thus far (that specialize) seem to agree that the 1st city should be Off. *sigh* And so guess which way I went when I started mine?

Thanks for the feedback, you guys. :)
 

t2tehimeless

Guest
Why have harbour 30 takes up a lot of pop for only a little time saved
That little time saved over 10 nuke rebuilds is quite a lot of time saved. I think that would be the reasoning.
 

xAlpha Male

Guest
Yeah but you can buy time with gold not population (at least when theres no event going on).
I want to see who is buying time on nukes when he has about 150 cities, it costs about 30 pop = 3 LS or 4 Birs, and it save you like 15-20 hours rebuilding full nuke i think.

Trust me :-D
 

t2tehimeless

Guest
I want to see who is buying time on nukes when he has about 150 cities, it costs about 30 pop = 3 LS or 4 Birs, and it save you like 15-20 hours rebuilding full nuke i think.

Trust me :-D
I'm curious to know what level he thinks to stop at for a LS nuke?

If level 20 is enough then you're gaining 4 light ships and losing 15% recruitment speed.

Hmm, 4 light ships worth of pop or gaining 15% of time....