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What's a good RTS for a beginner?

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What's a good RTS for a beginner?
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Supreme commander
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Command and conquer is pretty easy, you don't have to use hotkeys at all until the later versions.

Of course they're old now, but also free and soundtrack is still top tier.
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SC2

you can play against fucktard your level with matchmaking
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Red Alert 2.

See that chart that people keep posting.
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>>285185279
C&C, then I suggest playing CoH (First one) and then Supreme Commander.
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>>285185279
>End of Nations
It was painful to see how things turned out, but anyway, start with Red Alert 2, it's straight forward so you learn the basics pretty fast.
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>>285185279
There's no RTS games for beginners.

It's all about learn and suffer practicing, no matter what game you start playing.
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Age of Empires 2
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>>285185279
Supreme Commander: FA. Best RTS I've ever played, and people are still playing the match making. Not very populated though.
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Play Warcraft 3 campaign if you haven't played it
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>>285185475
is that just baked cheese and fries or something?
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Just start with Command and Conquer Generals or Homeworld. Or Warcraft 3.
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>>285186138
No. It's breaded chicken and bechamel sauce as well.

Also if you use Spotify Frank Klepacki is on there along with all the C&C soundtracks.
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any good rts game is a good rts game for a beginner. it's not like some are good for new people and some aren't.
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>>285186320
Earth 2150 and Warzone 2100 should be added.
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>>285186320
This is pretty good. RA2 really is the quintessential gateway RTS even after all these years.
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Warcraft 1

Start with the basics
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>>285186320
what's wrong with coh 2, except the faggy hat drops system
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>>285186320
Dark Reign 1 is the shit. Loved that game.
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>>285186558
And Hegemonia.
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>>285186659
You may as well just suggest Dune II if you're going that far back.
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>>285185770
This
>>285185954
Or this
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>>285185759
>There's no RTS games for beginners.

Basically this. Genre as a whole isn't natively intuitive, pick-up-and-play kind of deal. You have to invest time and learn no matter what RTS you play.
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>>285186665
>what's wrong with coh 2
everything
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>>285186320
>tfw you come close to having played literally everthing a WHOLE GENRE has to offer
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>>285186819
do go on
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>>285186320
People always forget Knights of Honour.
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>>285186320
>grey goo
>in shadow realm

explain yourself, I don't think I get it
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>>285185279
Europa Universalis 4, it might still be in sale. Jump in balls deep and hope you don't drown (not full RTS, but if you can handle that you can handle the whole RTS genre)
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>>285186795
I don't know, you go far enough back and things get pretty simple.

http://www.adityaravishankar.com/projects/games/command-and-conquer/

You can actually play the original C&C in your browser complete with FMVs and music.
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>>285186320
Still needs to be edited to find place for games like Battle Realms, Dragonshard, etc.
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>>285186825
Time to start over or hop to turn based strategy
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>>285186825
Might as well get into RTT then.
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>>285186320
TA was never good. It is praised for "muh UI" but it has the worst unit path finding I have ever seen.
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>>285186825
everything? if i really enjoyed games and didn't get burned out after day from most of them, i'd say it's pretty easy but have you played even the more, i don't want to use obscure, but less known games like both warwinds, stuff like america, original war, heroes of the annihilated empire and spellforce series?
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>>285187171
Careful there, follow that path and you'll end up playing board games.
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>>285187362
TA was so many years ahead of its time it's not even funny. It simply had a fuckton of redundant units.
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>>285187171
tfw tbs is even more ded, unless you want to play awful weeb shit
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>>285187013
>Play Knights of Honour on hardest difficulty
>every knight you hire is a spy
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>>285186320
>Dune2000
I call it ant simulator, because in the single player all the AI does is create long lines of units costantly kamikazing against your walls.
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>>285187402
But if the path to RTS led someone to TBS and to board games, didn't the RTS genre lead them to board games too?
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>>285186320
>putting coh2 in the shadow realm
fuck off retard the game is fixed
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>>285187535
Is the RTS genre the most difficult to make decent AI for?

>>285187602
It might, depends on where you go with RTS I suppose, might end up leading you to MOBAs instead.
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>>285187535
That's what it did in dune 2 as well. All you had to do was dump all your units in the path of the enemy trickle. It was probably deliberate since the AI was mass units before attacking even in the original C&C.
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>>285187497
Sure didn't age well
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>>285186320
>Grey goo
>filth
pick one. Unless you only played the singleplayer. Also i think there was base building in RUSE.
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>>285187853
It's nowhere near as bad as sprite based games from the same time.
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>>285187535
>AoE2 as Byzantines against Chinese AI
>build walls over every river crossing, and plenty of bombard towers
>Chinese send shitty unique crossbowmen in a slow trickle to shoot down gate
>doesn't work, but they train more and eventually go from losing all to slowly gaining small mob
>just as the gate is about to fall, send out a massive charge of 200 byzantine knight shit
>yfw worst greentext ever
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>>285186320
is grey goo really that bad?
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>>285186825
start digging through the indie games
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>>285187974
That's true.
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>>285186320
Needs Supcom 2 in Shadow Realm
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