Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part III): Defensive Facilitator “The Lanna”
Mar23

Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part III): Defensive Facilitator “The Lanna”

- INTRODUCTION - The Lanna is focused on cutting the defense slack. You are the Osgiliath to your fellow defender’s Minas Tirith.  Floating around the middle of the map, she is focused on destroying incoming enemy assaults, providing the last hope for stopping a runaway flag, and creating a kind of buffer base between your opponent’s base and your own, both for protection and to assist in the above. Even if you find...

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Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part II): Offensive Facilitator The Gadfly
Mar19

Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part II): Offensive Facilitator The Gadfly

- INTRODUCTION - Meet the Gadfly, so named because he’s primarily concerned with being the biggest nuisance imaginable – a real jackass actually. No one sees more rage quits then a successful Gadfly, testing the opponent’s defenses, getting cheap kills, and destroying as many special buildings as she can. The Gadfly will force your opponents into real defensive-philosophy stumpers: was arraying my walls like this a good...

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For the Swarm – Issue 1: An Introduction
Mar08

For the Swarm – Issue 1: An Introduction

The Flashy Review is proud to present a brand new feature on the site: For the Swarm, a lower league Zerg player’s attempt to understand the various strategies of the game and fight his way up the ladder. There are a lot of similar features out there written by pros or those heavily invested in the game, but I am neither.  Instead, I am a casual silver leaguer interested in examining if casual play and practice can give one...

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Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part I): “The Facilitators” Intro and Basic Tactics
Feb29

Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part I): “The Facilitators” Intro and Basic Tactics

- INTRODUCTION - I’m confident the strategies I’ll lay out here will help you, the lone player without need of team, dominate in Capture the Flag and other objective based games.  Most importantly, these tips will weather the current and future rounds of patches that are addressing some of the flagrant balance issues.  When the dust clears, these ideas will retain value. Others have dropped tactics for straight offense and...

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Advanced Dragon Age 2 Tactics
Jun07

Advanced Dragon Age 2 Tactics

Let’s get one thing straight: peak combat effectiveness is achieved by pausing the action and issuing orders.  In Nightmare difficulty you’ll probably run into circumstances where micro-ing to victory is an inescapable reality.  But consistently embracing this model of play will force you to miss Dragon Age’s most unique feature: the tactics system allows you to implement complicated strategies while retaining a more action-oriented,...

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