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Bobio
10-14-2001, 12:08 PM
Anyone else check that thing out? Its gona be pretty durn useful when attacking an enemy base :eek:

Darth G
10-23-2001, 12:06 AM
what's it do??

darthfergie
10-23-2001, 12:37 AM
See what enemy sees and get a fix on the location of enemy's commander...Only costs 100 Nava instead of 999 or so for spying in AoK...

WC_heavyarms
10-23-2001, 06:19 AM
This is the same thing as spies, is this what I am thinking fergie? In AoK, it was 50 gold times the amount of villagers your opponent had. They should have left it that way, decreases lag.

Paragon_Leon
10-23-2001, 06:36 AM
the price of spies/treason in AOK is so high, that you seldom get to research it...

i prefer the way GB does it; ANOTHER plus for that game ! :D

DSSITHMASTER
10-23-2001, 11:02 AM
yeah thats cool

ReaperFett
10-23-2001, 12:31 PM
does that mean that by L4, you cant do any suprise attacks then, as theyve seen it all? Bit sucky IMO

darthfergie
10-23-2001, 12:45 PM
Bothan spy net isn't for everyone...

ReaperFett
10-23-2001, 12:52 PM
so certain armies can see all, and others cant? That's worse

darthfergie
10-23-2001, 01:16 PM
ceratin civs have the tech and others don't...it balances out though so I wouldn't worry about it....

ReaperFett
10-23-2001, 01:34 PM
considering my thread a bit down, I am VERY worried :)

WC_heavyarms
10-23-2001, 01:51 PM
It probably is only used by the weaker civs, like the wookies or the gungans to make people want to play them.

ReaperFett
10-23-2001, 02:00 PM
Just looked, they all get it

WC_heavyarms
10-23-2001, 02:04 PM
Ok then...

ImpStarII
10-25-2001, 01:10 PM
Good I like spying on people it is very fun! Ha HA hA!


From the Star Destroyer, Sly

ImpStarII

:fett: I see you

Dagobahn Eagle
10-29-2001, 12:20 PM
Just houndred..
that's ridicolous!

Compa_Mighty
11-02-2001, 06:01 PM
It costs 100 Nova crystals per enemy worker.

In AoK it costs 200 Gold per enemy villager.

Kudar
11-15-2001, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by Compa_Mighty
It costs 100 Nova crystals per enemy worker.

In AoK it costs 200 Gold per enemy villager.

That's going to cost waaaaaaaay to much then. Don't think I'll be using it.

Zygomaticus
11-16-2001, 12:02 AM
so what is the main purpose of this
reveal the whole map??
see everything that your opponent has explored
what if he explored less than u???

Paragon_Leon
11-16-2001, 04:05 AM
It reveals the entire map AND shows you all movement from enemy units as well..
very useful, and most of the times decisive in multiplay..

Zygomaticus
11-16-2001, 09:21 AM
oh so it removes the fog of war

duder
11-16-2001, 10:41 AM
its incredibly useful for finishing enemies off, when they try to rebuild a base somewhere else, us ethe spies and they will be revealed. It is way too expensive to use at the peak of evryones advance, from my experience it is used to chase up the remains of a civ!!!

Darth_Venage
11-27-2001, 10:31 PM
Idon't know if it was just me, but I don't think you can use the Spy Net in Deathmatch. Has anyone else noticed that??

Grimjack
11-28-2001, 02:27 AM
The main purpose of it is so you can find those last couple of units without spending 30 min to do it. If you try to buy the upgrade while the game is in full swing it will cost 6000 nova but after your oppnents have been beat down it becomes more reasonable. They put it in AOE2 because in the first one the game wouldn't end until you killed ALL of the enemy. So you would spend 30 min looking for that one villager behind a tree or on a transport in the far corner of the map.

DarthNoodles
11-28-2001, 08:19 AM
...I find it quite useful. Yes it costs A LOT. I've paid 7000 nova for it before. But it's SO handy.

What it REALLY does is let's you see what your enemies see, which means you then know what your enemies CAN'T see. Get the idea?

I especcialy like it on the space maps where everyone is on their own island. Research that and then drop your transports where you KNOW they wont see them. build a force in the "hidden corner" and bring them in. Works well.

Can also use it to know how far outside of their base to build where they still can't see you.

Great for sneak atacks. And harder for them to sneak attack you.

Costly but good.:D;)

Kudar
11-30-2001, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by DarthNoodles
...I find it quite useful. Yes it costs A LOT. I've paid 7000 nova for it before. But it's SO handy.

What it REALLY does is let's you see what your enemies see, which means you then know what your enemies CAN'T see. Get the idea?

I especcialy like it on the space maps where everyone is on their own island. Research that and then drop your transports where you KNOW they wont see them. build a force in the "hidden corner" and bring them in. Works well.

Can also use it to know how far outside of their base to build where they still can't see you.

Great for sneak atacks. And harder for them to sneak attack you.

Costly but good.:D;)

By the time you've managed to obtain 7000 nova, you should have the map pretty much scouted and have a fair idea already of where to attack from, that seems like a waste of nova, and if you were stockpiling nova until 7000, how did you manage to build anything else that required nova? You must have mined every nova source on the map!

duder
11-30-2001, 07:19 AM
^^^yeah seems a bit odd that comment^^^

I only ever use spy net when i have them on the run, it cuts down on the time to finish them off, or building a new base up!

MrFan
12-14-2001, 11:29 AM
Especially in multiplayer, the bothan spy net is very useful. It reveals the entire map and allows you to track everything from troop movement to building construction. This kind of recon is invaluable in determining what type of units are being built and where he is building them. It also helps in finding a weak spot in their bases.

As far as cost, with a Spaceport and tons of workers mining Carbon, you should have no trouble paying for it.