I'm a ~casual~ player of DOW. I only play once or twice at the most a week. But I'm not a total noob to RTS and have been playing various ones for years.
I only play SM. Not because I have anything against other races... I just don't have the free time to invest in learning all the nuances necessary to be halfway decent.
OT/ Actually I think DOW/WA is the finest RTS there is right now and *really* enjoy it!..... Well at least I used to. Read on. /OT
Before WA came out I could routinely stomp enemy AI's of all races up to the "Harder" level and on a good night even win a game or two on insane.
This prompted me to load LarkinVB and Thudmieser's excelent AI mod which gave me many many more happy hours getting *back* to the point of being able to usually win at the "harder" level.
Then WA comes out and wanting to support this fine game I immediately went out and bought it.
Then the misery began.
At first I couldn't win an AI skirm to save my life. Then after swallowing some humbel pie I reduced the difficulty level and had some *small* success.
I had to learn a whole new fighting style to counter the inevitable rush (especially the Orks which makes sense as that was their fighting style).
But I just don't have an answer for Chaos.
Let me be clear here, I can beat Chaos if I rush them real early. I just pump out 3 SM squads and an FC and charge across the map (while my SM's reinforce) taking out any points they have captured along the way. I roll into the base and pretty much wipe it out. Game over.
Success but no fun!
~IF~ on the other hand I try to draw it out and try to enjoy the old fashioned kind of game I used to with maxed out tech trees and all the goodies I get bi@tch slapped every time.
I have no answer for the Korn Berzerker Chaos tanks combo. They seem to be able to field *WAY* more KB's than I can termies and their tanks although not so great against SM tanks just mow down any infantry that tries to oppose them.
And then there’s the whole *Demon* thing! YIKES, I've soiled my SM armor! WTF kind of counter is there for that?
I've tried attacking it with *ALL* my heroes together (FC Lib and Chap) and they literally get swatted away!
Anyway enough rambling from me.... Anyone care to help a Demi-Noob with what are bound to be some pretty basic answers?
Thanks in Advance All!
And thanks Very much THQ and Relic for making some of my cold winter nights in the frozen tundra a little warmer with the warm glow of a bolter barrel