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Topic Subject: Second thoughts on priests
posted 07-25-02 09:16 AM EDT (US)   
Well, I had a revelation last evening. I almost never use priests. I guess I feel that they aren't worth the effort or aren't effective. I played a guy named Jason56 online and we were playing tournament islands. I had a pretty solid game going when he managed to send a couple of transports with priests...

He started converting my buildings, which was pretty brutal, and even when I sent 20 units of infantry - about 7 of them, at least, would begin shooting at each other because they were converted.

I lost the game. I'm also going to start using priests...


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posted 07-25-02 02:53 PM EDT (US)     1 / 5  
I had never considered that before...after converting the barracks per say, any units qued-up would now be yours for free. That would certainly counter the expense of the preist. Any opinions on preist upgrades?
posted 07-25-02 05:15 PM EDT (US)     2 / 5  
priests are good on islands but other than that if its RM then its not cost efficent. and if its DM then u can mass other units and slaughter them.

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posted 07-31-02 00:08 AM EDT (US)     3 / 5  
keep in mind that people won't want to play with you if you do that, so only use it on:

1. newbies

2. people you hate


Anarchy_Balsac(owner of Anarchy clan in ee)
posted 07-31-02 09:02 AM EDT (US)     4 / 5  
Hey, check this out...

Really heated game last night, WW2. Usually I've been one to think that there's just not much use for Priests in the Atomic Ages but I made three of them and put them behind my force. I was able to convert an airport in their base and use it as a staging ground for providing air support while the ground troops kept thier ground troops at bay. Very successful.

I don't think I'd use them regularly, but I just might break down and start using Priests and Prophets more in Atomic ages.

posted 07-31-02 12:46 PM EDT (US)     5 / 5  
I once used nothing but Priests and killed a guy.. haha. Its was pretty funny. I gathered enough resources, and proceded to build the Bablyon. WHen it finished, I sent over 50 Priests to the guy and converted his Citizens to build towers all over him . Then I converted all his buildings for my own personal use.. haha. Fun fun fun fun...


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