PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

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PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

Post by GipFace » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:46 am

Recently, I reduced the number of random wi-fi maps in my rotation from 75 to 5. These 5 maps are:

12 Equal Island
30 Burger Isle
47 Beaker River
60 Antipode Map
69 Clown Island

They all have airports except for Antipode Map, but Antipode Map has a seaport, so seaplanes can be forced. Sea is not a main priority on Antipode map because battleships cannot quickly reach the top half of the map.

What I'd like to discuss is the opening book for each of these maps. Once we've had a consensus on the opening moves, I'll put them into my multiplayer guide. Screenshots of maps are taken from AWBW. We'll focus on one map at a time. Keep in mind that players have $1500 starting funds. Forks are in italics.

2P-12 Equal Island:
(CURRENT DISCUSSION)

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(FTA counter infantry doesn't exist; pipe seams are meteors)

Standard Opening - 1P air CO, 2P non-air CO

1P-1:
N base bike
S base artillery

1P wants to destroy the meteor early in order to apply pressure to 2P's west side.

2P-1: (mirror)
N base artillery
S base bike

2P's best response is to also destroy the meteor. This will allow for quick reinforcements.

1P-2:
Artillery 3E
Bike 4E cap
N base infantry
S base tank

The tank will assist in destroying the meteor, and later any antiair.

2P-2: (mirror)
Artillery 3W
Bike 4W cap
N base tank
S base infantry

1P-3:
Artillery atk meteor
Tank 4E atk meteor
Bike finish cap
Infantry 3E cap
N base bike
S base bike

Since the meteor will be destroyed next turn, the bike from the S base will be able to move 5E.

2P-3:
Attach CO to tank
CO tank 4W atk meteor
Artillery atk meteor
Bike finish cap
Infantry 3W cap
N base bike
S base bike

2P breaks out of the mirror by attaching the CO first and hoping for superior land counterplay.

1P-4:
Infantry finish cap
E bike 3E 2S cap
Arty destroys meteor
N bike 1S 4E
W bike 5E
Tank 1E 1S
Airport b-copter

At this point the standard line is over, as 2P has various options. 2P can destroy the meteor with either the CO tank or the artillery. He may either push north for an offensive, or protect the west side. Disrupting the bike with the CO tank is not a good idea because it will become trapped, although if 2P is Lin, this might be a playable fork. We could extend the book by exploring each option.

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DTaeKim
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Re: PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

Post by DTaeKim » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:10 am

Only 5 maps? What about the rest of the maps from the Tier List topic you mentioned were playable?

17 Pretzel Map
22 Butterfly Isle
24 Saber Range (props too far away for recon to FTA anything)
27 Cut-Grass Isle
39 Eon Springs
45 Barren Plains (it's a fun predeployed!)
48 Scatter Isles (probably the rarest map on random)
61 Spanner Isle
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GipFace
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Re: PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

Post by GipFace » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:14 am

17 Pretzel Map
22 Butterfly Isle
24 Saber Range (props too far away for recon to FTA anything)
27 Cut-Grass Isle
39 Eon Springs
45 Barren Plains (it's a fun predeployed!)
48 Scatter Isles (probably the rarest map on random)
61 Spanner Isle

22, and 48 have been found to have FTA. 17 has STA.

24, 39, and 61 are just too boring, and 27 is land only. Nobody else likes 45.

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ALAKTORN
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Re: PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

Post by ALAKTORN » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:07 am

isn't Equal Island a little too much of an FTA to be playable?

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Re: PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

Post by GipFace » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:20 am

Not really because there are two fronts and 1P can't adequately cover both of them.

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Sven

Re: PvP: Random wi-fi opening book

Post by Sven » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:48 am

2P-4: (Lin)

Infantry finish cap
Artillery destroys meteor
Tank 4N atk bike
N bike 5W
W bike 3N 1E cap? (leapfrog afterwards?)
E bike 1N 3W
S base anti-air

Lin can possibly get away with harassing the bike.

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