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3FFA
12-30-2012, 07:49 PM
How many miners should 1 player have at max, at minimum?

Should a player stop at 7 miners every game? Or should they go to 9? 11? 12? 14?

How many miners is too little? How many is too much?

How many do you need on gold/statue to optimally mass speartons? Merics? Giants? etc.

Bladed Fire
12-30-2012, 08:01 PM
In my opinion, 10 miners are the max and more are called massing.
7-10 miners is a good option to your economy.
People that masses the same units are actually massing miners.
This is all I know.

DragonFrost
12-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Hoho i lied. I only use 10 miners max (lol) lol.

Tecness2
12-30-2012, 08:09 PM
I use..13? Sometimes 14.
8 on gold, and 5-6 on mana.

Bladed Fire
12-30-2012, 08:12 PM
I use..13? Sometimes 14.
8 on gold, and 5-6 on mana.

Tecness, does miners in Chaos get gold more than Order and prays less than Order? If it's true, then Chaos can have more miners on praying(while using spaces).

Tecness2
12-30-2012, 08:13 PM
No, it's the same for each race, as far as I know.

Bladed Fire
12-30-2012, 08:16 PM
No, it's the same for each race, as far as I know.

Tecness, a sentence for you, you're massing. But does massing miners good? How about making a strategy against miner massers?

DragonFrost
12-31-2012, 08:04 AM
Assassinate them all :D

3FFA
12-31-2012, 09:41 AM
strategy: get enough troops to take out the statue before the miner masser can get a strong enough army. (There is usually a slight timing in which you can take advantage of)

uberman
12-31-2012, 10:27 AM
Tecness, a sentence for you, you're massing. But does massing miners good? How about making a strategy against miner massers?

How can 'massing miners' be anything other than a smart move, particularly if done early game?
(your teasing him, right?)
One gold-return and the unit is free of charge, and population only becomes a concern AFTER you pumped out a lot of stuff.
A strong army can be quickly put together only with a strong economy, after all. The ultimate army due to finish being built 5 minutes after your oponent fells your statue is no use for you.

I normally go for 8 on gold, 3-5 on mana, depending how many high mana units I need. I try build 8 & 1 before I start to seriously pump out military units, (just what I need before that) and build up to 8 & 3 as I build my military.

Bladed Fire
12-31-2012, 05:53 PM
How can 'massing miners' be anything other than a smart move, particularly if done early game?
(your teasing him, right?)
One gold-return and the unit is free of charge, and population only becomes a concern AFTER you pumped out a lot of stuff.
A strong army can be quickly put together only with a strong economy, after all. The ultimate army due to finish being built 5 minutes after your oponent fells your statue is no use for you.

I normally go for 8 on gold, 3-5 on mana, depending how many high mana units I need. I try build 8 & 1 before I start to seriously pump out military units, (just what I need before that) and build up to 8 & 3 as I build my military.

Massing miners is not a smart move for me, I'd research miner hustle for it. I've 7for minne, 3 for pray and sometimes swap places. And miners consume population. 1 miner=2 pop 10 miners=20pop 80-20=60pop But while massing miners, 15=30 80-30=50 You see it? Its dangerous for you to mass miners(except experienced players like Tec)

DragonFrost
12-31-2012, 06:15 PM
WTF Why do you have the same amount of miners as me Bladed Fire >.> lol jk I think 10 is optimal. More loses population for army, less slows down economy.

uberman
12-31-2012, 09:09 PM
Massing miners is not a smart move for me, I'd research miner hustle for it. I've 7for minne, 3 for pray and sometimes swap places. And miners consume population. 1 miner=2 pop 10 miners=20pop 80-20=60pop But while massing miners, 15=30 80-30=50 You see it? Its dangerous for you to mass miners(except experienced players like Tec)

I normally go with 8 on gold and 3 or 4 on mana, with miner hustle of course.
What about passive income? Do you use that? It gives income without using population, and cant be disrupted by an enemy charge not running out of gold in your mines, so over all it looks like a good deal.

badplayer
01-03-2013, 08:03 AM
8 gold, 5 pray
sometimes take 1-2 off pray for gold, depending on situation

DragonFrost
01-03-2013, 09:00 AM
:O 7 gold, 3 mana