Reboot

Shockwaves (Taurus) Reboot walk-through, completed in 1:42.9

This is a modification of the strategy used in a previous post on Reboot. The biggest change is that now units are staged so purple will be easier to take out. Additionally there a several small changes in the beginning that are designed to get the center planet promoted to a double quicker than previously.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:03, send your units 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 0:04 to 0:08, start sending units from your initial planet towards the top left of the screen. When your mass of units are just about on top of the top center double planet, capture that planet with those units.
  3. From 0:09 to 0:13, absorb any excess units into your newly captured planet to partially promote it. Do this until the top of the shockwave just reaches the bottom of your newly captured planet.
  4. From 0:14 to 0:14, in order to prevent purple from capturing the single planet just above it, attack that single planet in front of purple with your mass of units.
  5. From 0:15 to 0:17, send excess units from your center planet up and away from the shockwave.
  6. From 0:18 to 0:28, wait until the mass of units is near your single planet, then use the excess units you were getting from your top center planet and units from your original planet and capture the single planet in front of your original planet. If, at this point, purple has captured or partially captured its single planet, start over.
  7. From 0:29 to 0:33, send units from the single planet you just captured to your initial planet. Get all the units you can until the shock wave passes the single planet.
  8. From 0:34 to 0:40, send units from your single planet to help in promoting your center planet to a double planet.
  9. From 0:41 to 0:42, send units from your single planet and your double planet to attack the orange single planet. Without something to discourage orange, it is more likely to attack the bottom center planet than green.  This attack on orange makes it more likely that green will attack that planet, which is what you want.
  10. From 0:43 to 0:51, promote your initial planet to a double.
  11. From 0:52 to 1:08, gather your units for the attack on green, then when green moves to capture the bottom center planet, destroy the green double. Then destroy the green single planet. If green is successful in capturing the bottom center planet, start over.
  12. From 1:09 to 1:16, send the units left over from destroying green and new units from your top left double and single planets to a point near the bottom of the screen. You are staging these units so they can be used against purple in the end game.
  13. From 1:17 to 1:32, send units from all three of your planets to a point near the two orange planets. Previously, my best times have come when orange sends its mass of units to try to capture the bottom single planet that is partially captured by green. If orange does this at the correct time so that as soon as its units reach the planet it withdraws them, it will then send that giant mass of units to attack purple. What happens here has the same effect. However, I almost quit when orange attacked my double planet. Fortunately, I didn’t.
  14. From 1:33 to 1:36, when orange sends units from its double planet to its single planet, attack and destroy the double planet. If it looks like orange has sent enough units to destroy the purple single planet, then attack the purple double. If the purple single planet will survive the orange onslaught, you have to move your units there and destroy the single purple planet first. In this video it seemed that orange would destroy the single planet, so I attacked the purple double.
  15. From 1:37 to 1:42,  as soon as the orange double planet is destroyed, use those units to attack and destroy the orange single planet.

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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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