Reboot

Shockwaves (Taurus) Reboot walk-through, completed in 1:52.0

This is a slight modification of the strategy used in a previous post on Reboot. The method used to prevent purple from capturing the single planet prior to the initial shock wave passing was changed to a method that is more reliable and easier to implement.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:04, send your units up and to the right. When these units reach the point where the center double planet is between your units and the planet in front of the purple double, use that mass of units to attack the planet in front of purple.
  2. From 0:05 to 0:09, start sending from your initial planet towards the top left of the screen. When your mass of units is just about on top of the top center double planet, capture that planet with those units. After the planet is captured, absorb any excess units into the planet to partially promote it. This will make it possible for you to promote it a little faster after the shock wave passes.
  3. From 0:10 to 0:17, start sending units from your newly captured planet up and away from the shock wave. This is also the time you want to send the mass of units at the top left of the screen towards the single planet in front of purple.
  4. From 0:18 to 0:26, as the mass of units is passing near your single planet, send all of your units to attack and capture that single planet.
  5. From 0:27 to 0:32, send units from your single planet to your double planet. Get all the units you can until the shock wave passes the single planet.
  6. From 0:33 to 0:44, promote your center planet to double.
  7. From 0:45 to 0:46, promote you initial planet to double.
  8. From 0:47 to 0:50, send a few units to attack the orange single planet.  Without something to discourage orange, it is more likely to attack the bottom double planet than green.  This attack on orange makes it more likely that green will attack that planet, which is what we want to happen.
  9. From 0:51 to 1:09, gather your units for the attack on green, then at the right time destroy the green double, then destroy the green single planet.
  10. From 1:10 to 1:28, gather your forces near the orange double planet. When orange sends its units to attack purple, destroy the orange double planet.
  11. From 1:29 to 1:36, send your mass of units to the purple double planet. While doing this, also send any new units into position to attack the orange single planet.
  12. From 1:37 to 1:42, destroy the purple double planet. Attack and weaken the orange single planet.
  13. From 1:43 to 1:52, wait for the shock wave to pass so you can destroy the remaining orange planet.

 


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Reboot

Shockwaves (Taurus) Reboot walk-through, completed in 2:02.1

The breakthrough for me in reboot was to modify the behavior of purple, I wanted him to promote his planet instead of occupying his front singleton. I’ve used this in other places, here the problem was that I had to modify purple’s behavior and still be able to occupy the top center double planet before the shock wave passed over it.

The modification I used in attacking purple can be seen at the beginning of the video. The initial move is to the right not attacking anything, then when purple is attacked the units are moving towards the center double planet so that when purple promotes itself, the units are close to their destination.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:11, This is the move to get purple to promote to a double and prevent him from capturing his singleton.
  2. From 0:11 to 0:19, absorbing a few units into the newly captured double planet, then peeling off units before the shock wave arrives. At 0:19, this attack on the purple singleton is to try and deny it to purple.  Quite often purple will attack this singleton, then withdraw the attack prior to capturing it, as it senses that the shock wave is getting too close.  Even though purple wouldn’t capture the singleton, the partial capture of it can alter how the rest of the game plays out.
  3. From 0:19 to 0:32, capture your singleton and peel off as many units as possible before the shock wave arrives.
  4. From 0:32 to 0:42, promoting your center planet to double.
  5. From 0:42 to 0:51, promoting you initial planet to double.
  6. From 0:51 to 0:56, an attack on the orange singleton.  Without something to discourage orange, it is more likely to attack the bottom double planet than green.  This attack on orange makes it more likely that green will attack that planet, which is what we want to happen.
  7. From 0:56 to 1:14, gather your units for the attack on green, then at the right time destroy the green double, then the green singleton.  Notice that green has a partial capture of the bottom center double planet.  This discourages orange and purple from trying to capture that planet.
  8. From 1:14 to 1:28, you need to gather your forces for an attack on orange.
  9. From 1:28 to 1:32, destroy the orange double planet.
  10. From 1:32 to 1:43, destroy the purple double planet.
  11. Wait for the shock wave to pass so you can destroy the remaining planets.

Conclusion

In this video I could have used some of my units at the 1:40 or so mark to attack and weaken the orange singleton. This would have made it easier to destroy it after the shock wave passed.

 


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