I thought of asking you an advice since you seem to have been playing SWGB for at least 8 months.
I always find that building a lot of defences is actually impossible. I have tried so far 3 different maps, but the ore mines seem to be extremely few and scattered. On age of empire II though, with any average map sized at least for the number of players it contains, the stone deposits allowed each player to build a few dozens of towers, several castles (3/4 if not more) and loads of walls with no trading whatsoever.
Can you relate to this? Have you found a map which is richer in resources or? It bothers me because a) I like turtling against the AI and b) I am using the trade federation to make use of its extensive defensive capabilities, however I have only been able to build 2 fortresses, 4 towers and a couple of gates and wall pieces before I ran out of ore and the map was deprived of it. I was playing with 2 other AI's on a 6 players map.
hope you have some advice for me, thanks in advance
I played many random maps. The thing I do is playing maps with choke points such as rivers or vast forests and build up the choke points with shielded wall, one fortress, few towers and anti air and shield generator and I fight to hold on the choke point while pressuring the enemy on other fronts with few assault mechs.
thanks Nanomat, that reminds me of Black Forest in AoE II. I hope to find a map of that sort, still, I would prefer to have more of the rock counterpart (ore). I have in fact edited a map to fill it with more of the resource.
thank you for asking. I'm fine, I just have a bunch of stuff to do for my job and university at the moment. I see you have been very busy in this wiki, so thanks a lot for all your contributions. I'll see what I can do around here hopefully next week and definitely next month.