I made two videos showing Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne gameplay. The videos - which total 13mn 56s - show my meager micromanagement skills against a "Normal" AI (Gaaaah! How does Moon do it?). (Edit: Whoa the numbers changed! What's up with YouTube? Meh.)
These are not meant as comprehensive Night Elf strategy guides since I am very much a beginner at Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne; I just uploaded these in YouTube to remind me of my mistakes.
If you're a total beginner, you might get a tip or two here (like using the Ancient of War as a tank when creeping). If you are a vet, have a good laugh:
- Ancient of Wonders erected too late (the Staff of Preservation is very much a standard item for Night Elf players)
- Not using items from the Goblin Merchant (Boots, etc)
- Not shifting targets when the AI dances a critically wounded unit from the front (chasing a unit down will collapse your formation into the enemy lines. Very bad if you're going up against an enemy using strong melee units)
- Not expanding early
- Rushing a Night Elf base is a very bad idea. You can of course, pick of a few wisps if the enemy army has wandered far but fighting a protracted battle near their moon wells is a disaster in the making.
- Setting the rally points of unit-producing structures to a hero who has gone home to heal/buy items. Always transfer the rally points to the hero who's/that's (things not human mwehehe!) laying down destruction on the enemy front! Reinforce the poor sucker in front!
- Not switching off the Naga's Ice Arrows ability when there are no more enemy units alive (waste of mana)
- Not using Fork Lightning often
- Too slow in destroying enemy moon wells
- Too slow in pulling out a critically wounded hero
- Too slow in staffing (Staff of Preservation) out units
- Using a Scroll of Town Portal when I could have just left my army at the enemy base while retreating my Demon Hunter
Again, how does Moon do it? Gaaah.