Cirque

Wormholes (Lepus) Cirque walk-through, completed in 1:51.0

Cirque can be aggravating. Both of your opponents will send units into the wormhole and just leave them there. Then, every once in a while they finally come out and attack each other. When they do, you can get a very good time.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:31, the initial captures. The first key to the time I got in this video happens at 0:24 when orange promotes their lower double. This moved units away from my position and closer to green.
  2. From 0:32 to 0:45, now you need to promote the triple planet. Note that I’m leaving units on the planet next to green, because I know it will attack soon. Initially I was going to capture the top singleton on the orange side but changed my mind when I realized that orange had moved its units away from me earlier.
  3. From 0:46 to 0:57, gather your units for an attack on orange. The second key to the time I got in this video occurred at 0:57 when both orange and green used their units in the wormholes to attack their opponent. It seems that most of the time they will leave their units in the wormholes forever.
  4. From 0:58 to 1:04, since the green double planet needed to reinforce the green singleton because of the orange attack, I take advantage and promote my double planet.
  5. From 1:05 to 1:24, now it’s time to take out the orange power base of the two doubles and clean up the singleton above them. Notice at 1:19, green sends units into the wormhole. I’m hoping I can use that to my advantage later on.
  6. From 1:25 to 1:37, attack the remaining orange singleton. As I attack, I’m watching the green units in the wormhole waiting for them to attack a weakened orange. As soon as they do, I get my units out of there.

You just need to destroy the remaining green planets. At 1:42 I notice that green has sent some more units into the wormhole. Worried that they will be enough to capture the singleton next to the wormhole, I send units there to prevent the capture.


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Epoch

Wormholes (Lepus) Epoch walk-through, completed in 37.6

If your approach to Epoch is that of capturing planets and building up a defense, it can take a long time and can get quite difficult. Early on, while playing Epoch and trying different things, both orange and green went into the wormhole at the same time and when they came out, their units run into each other and destroy some and scatter the others.

That was my eureka moment. I tried methods to force them to go into the wormhole and it would work, but he best time I could get was about 39 seconds, which I though was as good as possible until someone beat that time by more than a second. No matter what I tried I couldn’t get better than 39 seconds, until I made things as simple as possible. Which is the approach used in this video.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:16, double your initial planet and wait. If orange and green do anything other than both head for the wormhole at approximately the same time, give up and start over.
  2. From 0:17 to 0:25, here I notice that orange has about 60% of a planet captured so I need to prevent it from sending more units to complete the capture. So I start with orange and use the attack and release method to get it to absorb its units in an attempt to promote. As soon as orange does that, attack and destroy.
  3. From 0:26 to 0:37, fortunately for me green keeps absorbing any new units into itself so I can attack and destroy it rather quickly.

Notice that the green units in the wormhole are scattered. There are times when those units will coalesce and either attempt to capture a planet, or come back to the double planet that is trying to promote itself.


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