Out of all the RTS games I have played (Starcraft. Warcraft, RoN, Stronghold, ect), this one seems to make me feel quite overwhelmed. I have only had the game for a week now, but I have played it for endless hours that I have everything down. Such as my build order, my micro-management, and my strategy.
The race that I basically have dedicated myself to, is the Ork. I love the feeling of overwhelming my enemy and such, and plus I love orcs in general. My friends who bought this game chose other races, mainly Chaos and Eldar. They became pretty good at the game very damn quickly (within a week or two).
I can easily beat skirmish bots on Harder when I try, without too much of a problem. I haven't touched the campaign yet, because It doesn't include my favorite race, and it seemed much too easy. Instead, I spent all my hours of play into the skirmishing, preparing myself for online play. I came to these forums and read about several strategies and integrated them into my playstyle. Playing quick also became a task, because online - nobody waits for you to build up your army.
Soon enough, I join my first online game here. Now, when I think back to when I first started playing SC and WC online, I lost only a bit at first, but became par with everyone else soon enough. So I thought the same would apply here. Hot damn, was I wrong.
My first online game was against some guy playing as Eldar. I said hi,hf, gl, but he didn't reply. So, I build my banner, my hut, my mek, my shooters, my sluggas (For collecting resources), ect.
I have about half of the map's points, while he most likely had the rest. I really had no idea what would be my strategy, because I saw his builder unit, noticed he was eldar, and realized that in a few minutes Warp Spiders would be runnin this show. I decided to charge him just to see what was going on. As I would have guessed, Warp Spiders. His two squads mowed down my units before I could do anything at all. *Why exactly do the Eldar have a unit basically designed to win against the entire Ork race?* Of course he rushed in with his unique unit and many more troops and kicked me while I was down, so he could obtain victory.
My second online game was against a guy who claimed he never played a game online, and this was his first online game yet. His profile pointed towards it, but yet all he had to do was simply create a new profile if he wasn't what he said he was. He was space marines, so knowing this time I atleast had a chance, I created a pretty good army while teching extremely fast. I managed to pull off 4 squads of Shoota boyz set to Assault, and a big mek, to greet him very early in the game. Holy freaking crap. He had 4 squads of space marines, fully equiped, along with his commander. In fact, he was on his way to greet me instead. Soon enough a Dreadnought joined him. The morale got to my troops first, and he slaughtered them as I retreated. He of course assaulted my base.
What am I doing wrong? I have tryed letting them come to me, I have tryed getting resources ASAP while assembling a HUGE army, nearly everything.
So here I am, 20 games later, no victories since I began. What am I doing wrong? I feel more like blaming the Orks instead of myself. I mostly find myself low on resources, mainly because I have no scout troops that do nothing more than go out and capture points. Anything else is needed for my bulk, because they are simply too expensive to send out and capture more points. How did Relic figure that Orks shouldn't get as much resources, even though they need every little bit of resources that they can get?
Can anyone tell me if this is normal or something, losing this many times in a row? I can't find myself winning any games, or even coming close to it. I am becoming very frusterated. This seems to be the only game so far that has kicked my ass.