Vision is key

You will not have time to react – be it sending your villagers away from danger or determining the correct counter units – unless you know well in advance what your units your enemy has and tracking where they are. If you have your starting scout, use that to identify whether your opponent has a …

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Spend your resources

Analysis of 1000 elo games shows that most players who lose stockpile a resource. This means they are collecting more resources than they can use. Obviously, your goal is to have a booming economy, but make sure you have the production buildings to be able to consume those resources.

Not placing houses near water

On water or hybrid maps, houses can be your best friend. If you place them next to the water, when an enemy patrols around your coast, they will attack your house which may mean they do not attack your navy. Also, with Town Watch, houses give a considerable line-of-sight.

Sand in Arabia

Arabia

Of all the maps available in Age of Empires 2, Arabia is the most popular. Find out more about this popular map, its meta, and what to expect going in.

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