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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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25 Comments on Age of Mythology

  1. JungleDirector // January 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm // Reply

    Anybody have?

    I’ts better, if you have XRumer 5.04…
    Gimme link


  2. Random Person // December 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm // Reply

    I always do greek and i always win. What you do is make a HUGE army of nidhoggs and other flying beasts and make a wall of water around your army

  3. type TELEPORT and all armies go to foes base and kill

  4. Mccord boy-You enter the codes after you press enter and a box shows up. You have to enter codes in CAPS LOCK.

  5. AOM is the best game ever

  6. I’m the “MASTER” if you have Q. ask me,O.K.

  7. it is the best game ever invented if you dont have it you better get it or else

  8. amazing12345678910 // September 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm // Reply

    Best cheat ever: bellabellabellabellabella

    It gives you a dog that can kill a town center in a few strikes.

    (It helps when making a super army.)

  9. #33 Anonymous…..where do you enter the Codes?

  10. Tigre12 priests drool “NOBODY”can win with only those.Mantacores are much better they have more defence and attack they both only have the same range.

  11. If you have titan game, you rock

  12. Yo. I just came to tell everyone some stuff about cronos.

    1. A great way to scout is to make two towers. Timeshift the first one in the direction you want to scout. Then timeshift the second tower to the edge of the first towers line of sight. Keep repeating. Its a great way to find hidden enemy bases.

    Note: Only Kronos can do this. And timeshifting cost resources so only do this is you are very wealthy.

    2. Kronos cannot get Omniscience like everybody else. So be aware of this when choosing your main gods.

  13. destrotoboy // August 11, 2008 at 1:59 am // Reply

    I like the game because of the history and the adventure.

  14. Tip:Big paks of champion ulfarsks and hersirs and at least 2 battring rams(norse) make good for a army.Have five ulfarsks make a bunch of sentry towers on enemy grounds.

    P.S Unknown egg stinks.

  15. If those werent ALL of them, tell me the rest!

  16. titans edition rocks

  17. those werent all of them

  18. i no every cheat in the game:

    PANDORAS BOX:random god powers

    DIVINE INTERVENTION:more god powers (the amount of times u can use them)

    ISIS HEAR MY PLEA:all heros

    L33T SUPA H4X0R: speeds up making buildings & men

  19. I’m back! Here’s anotherr tip: If you are playing as Loki, you have a good advantage. When you fight with Hersirs (norse hero) they will make myths without you paying resources! But this only works with Hersirs that were made in the Classical Age or any ages above that. So if you fight with Hersirs that you made in the Archaic age, they won’t spawn myths. Oh and remember: This only works for Loki!

  20. to get a lot of all of the rescources find a good place to fish. make you two workers you start out with to get wood. buy fishing ships. make a temple and then go to the next level and upgrade you fishing ships. U will get tons of food and wood then make some workers for gold and make an army.

  21. Unknown Egg // May 29, 2008 at 9:20 am // Reply

    I have the game, i like it. But souriosly cheats are foro noobs who lose alot and don’t know how to play. Don’t use them

  22. Gaia makes the perfect defense. Buildings make lush that enemys cannot build on. Makes godd forward base as well.

  23. When you destroy a building thats Posiedons, Militia are left where the building was. Towers usually have two of them, but different buildings have diffirent amounts. They are really weak.

  24. if you are fighting a greek god look at their names because posiodons building train men when they die

  25. If you are fighting a greek god, look at their name. If its Posiedon then they will have stronger horses. Hades has stronger archers. And Zeus has stronger heroes.

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