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Age of Mythology

I really need help. When I get to the first Egypt part, I always lose. Please help me, Games Guru!!!!!

Games Guru: I generally need more specifics before I can tell you what you are doing wrong. That being the case — and seeing that it has been five years since I have played this game — I will try to give you some general advice. (I am sure I will get some names wrong. As I say, it’s been five years.)

In Age of Mythology, you generally start with a town center, a few soldiers and a few workers. You may have food enough to create a few more workers or soldiers and maybe enough wood to construct a building or two. The trick to this game, and all real-time strategy games, is to get your society up and running quickly.

I once played the number two player in the world at Age of Empires. (If you are wondering, he crushed me in a matter of minutes. His trick? He could level up from Stone Age to Iron Age in 11 minutes.) I am not one of the world’s great RTS players, but I have seen some play.

So here we go. Say you have three workers and a soldier with enough food for two more workers or another soldier or two. Immediately set the town center to creating a new worker, then send your workers to gather food at the nearest source — generally berries.

When that new worker comes out, have him build a house, then start gathering more food. You need houses because the game will limit the size of your population until you have enough houses. Start the town center on your next worker. When he comes out, have him start gathering wood. By this time, your workers will have gathered enough food for another worker. Create him and send him out for food.

The goal is to have seven guys collecting food and three guys collecting wood so that you can build two buildings quickly and move up to the next age. Also, as you grow your population, be sure to build two more houses.

What two buildings should you go for? I generally like one military building and a granary. If wood is too far away or you find yourself hunting animals for food, a storage pit will work.

Once you reach the next age, it is time to build one or two workers whom you can send to explore the map. Send them on long trips to every corner of the map so that you can discover oases with food, gold and good fishing spots, as well as your enemies’ location.

In the meantime, as early as possible, you need to start developing your military as the second age. You will want archers and foot soldiers, but you also need to increase your work force. You need to expand into farming (meaning you will need a marketplace along with a granary) or fishing. Given a choice, I generally prefer fishing as my method of gathering food — assuming there are enough ties on the map to sustain a good fishing fleet.

You will want to build through to the next age quickly. During the second age, I generally like to have one worker assigned to constructing houses and other buildings, and 20 workers gathering food and wood. Because of the importance of the gods in this game, you will also want to start gathering gold in this age.

Do not neglect your military. Once you reach this age, build it up as well. If the workers you sent to explore the map locate your enemies, you might send packs of soldiers out to see if you can catch them off guard. Level up to the third age once you have the buildings, gold and food. Here you need to make decisions. Do you want to rely on military strength? Do you want heroes? Do you want to specialize in priests? You take over from here … and good luck.

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10 Comments on Age of Mythology

  1. use this cheat:PANDORAS BOX

  2. If any one wants a flying pink hippo in AOM do this,

    First, choose a level

    Next, hit enter on your key board

    After that, type in WUV WOO (in all capes)

    Finally, hit enter

    you should get a flying pink hippo

    NOTE: you MUST have a town center to do this

  3. lol iLOVE age of mythology i een have the expanchin pack

  4. I have age of mytology and age of mytology titans very nice game i love

  5. acels45kille // January 8, 2008 at 6:40 pm // Reply

    i’m a huge fan of the greeks, i’m not a cheater, but i’m wondering…i’ve heard about a cheat that gives u fast canadian bears and flying purple hippos. did the staff actually put characters like that in the game??

  6. awesome game

  7. i play age of mytholady titans and wen i go online it says my cd key cannot currently be validated why is this?

  8. CYCLOPEFREAK32 // December 24, 2007 at 9:06 am // Reply

    Age of Mythology is AWSOME AWSOME! Im a HUGe fan of GReek Mythology and Norse Mythology.(I dont care about eygyt) SO THis game is perfect for anyone lookin’ for some RTS Military game plus control over awsome myth creatures! Plus in the exanpsion(which i dont have…yet) You can summon your Titan gods(at least by the looks of the screenshots).

  9. I like age of mythology and I think its all about who you choose greece is good for scouting and military egypt is good for building and are easy to rebuild after an attack they also rely on gold very much the norse are good for military and protection and if you have the titans expansion the atlantiens are the best they gather stuff fast and also have a strong military.

  10. lol somone on Age of empires III (the best game ever) asked for a Age of Mythology because it was “better” and there are no comments!!!

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