Hi to everyone! I am playing TOW since the time of Medieval 1, but only recently I've started playing online battles, and by recently I mean Napoleon. In the past times I was playing only LAN battles with my friends in internet cafes because I didn't have any fast internet connection to play online.
After this short forward I would like to post the following question: Why, when I play online, with people from the community I feel like I am playing with the AI ???!!!.
To be specific, why most of the people I've played with, never use any kind of tactics and instead they play as they were running in a program.
1 The battle begins
2 Start advancing the whole of your army towards the center of the field ( without any kind of maneuvering!!!)
3 Deploy the artillery
4 Start firing with your troops and artillery
5 Charge the cavalry to the rout the opposing one
6 END (repeat this to infinity!!!)
For example: do not start advancing your troops immediately as the battle begins. For God's sake at least see how I've deployed my forces, wait a minute, and make a PLAN to win!!! Try at least to maneuver some of your troops as a detachment to disrupt my attention or try to trick me anyway. And the most important: MAKE me THINK! By using your movements or actions that you are up to some kind of a HUMAN plan!!!
I am playing online because I want to feel the human presence and not to have the sense that I am playing against R2-D2!!!!!
I don't want to insult anyone, I started this post only to have a friendly conversation and nothing more. As I said before I am new in the TOW online community and don't know much of how things work here. Please try to correct me and guide me through the online aspect of the game.