I (total noob) try learning spain atm and met a captain who rushed my FF with otts and won.
Then he played ports unrated vs me and won again, which proves that I'm noob.
So I asked him to rush me with ott again to get a recording to learn from. But he wanted to play ports and he wanted it to be rated.
Funny enough, despite of absolutely awful micro, wasted cannons, idle tc, forgotten shipments etc., port loses because spain is just so strong in noobfight.
If he plays ott vs me again I'll upload it, too (unless its lost because of my micro), and ask you for advice. This rec is just for fun - don't watch this if you have a clue about the game, you'll be shaking your head :D
I think the capt played pretty bad, too, btw, considering he is capt.
Five stars for LordSulfur but 1 for Alpha. I'll call it a four.
Well played LordSulfur, but the Captain's FF was absolutely tragic. As a Portuguese FF'er myself, I know how bad it is to age up at 3:30, send your gold another 30 seconds after hitting Age II (I get my gold out literally a minute before him) why he sat on 220 wood without getting 30 more for a TP is beyond me. He aged for speed and not units (do not do!) and had absolutely zero micro. He did not take map control with his free TC's to make up for his atrocious herding.
LordSulfur, I liked the FF. There were only three things I would have done differently.
1. Never Never Never let him kill your cannons before your lancers are out. Even then try to avoid that.
2. At the end (not like it mattered at that point) I would have purchased the pike veteran upgrade as opposed to the next handful of skirms. You had all of his military buildings down and at that point it was a matter of keeping them down.
3. Kill houses! When he's in the position you had him in, he will be building the following: Houses, Towers, Barracks, Stable, TC's (eventually) TP's (if more useful shipments in deck). All of those cost wood. By dropping houses, he needs MORE wood to put up a rax, more wood to put up a tower, can't ship units until he gets more wood for houses etc. That strangles them.
I would be aiming for that 3:00 age up mark as opposed to the 3:30. LordSulfur, that was the best play from a sergeant that I have seen in a long time, and Alpha's play left a lot to be corrected.
I click my age up button at the same time as Alpha but I do a semi FF. That was noobery.