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AOE3 TWC TAD Unit Comparison

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This spreadsheet is my next masterpiece. Not only did I update for TAD, I added a ton of functionality to make it user friendly. If you are familiar with my AOE3 TWC TAD Quick Reference Guide, you will be blown away by the work I put into this. All I ask is that you check out the clan I am a member of. You don’t have to join, post in our forums, challenge us to a friendly clan match, nothing, just check it out and consider joining or playing against us if you’re a mature gamer.

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This spreadsheet was created to mathematically compare the performance characteristics of every unit with optional upgrades and the capability to compare base, veteran, guard, and imperial units easily.

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Any upgrade in the game can be simulated including arsenal technologies, auras, big button technologies, fire pit dances, shipments, Wonders, etc. Upgrades to speed, hit points, and damage (range, melee, or siege) can be included and then these unit types can be compared.

If you learn to use this power tool, the time it takes to develop strategies can be significantly decreased. If you combine this spreadsheet with my "Quick Reference Guide", there will be no secrets to this game and your only reason for playing badly is not enough practice. It is easy to use, but I wrote instructions for users not familiar with Excel.

Here is what is included:
• Instructions & Notes
• Table of Contents
• Unit Classification & Counters
• Unit – Artillery Comparison
• Unit – Hand Infantry Comparison
• Unit – Healer Comparison
• Unit – Hero Comparison
• Unit – Heavy Infantry Comparison
• Unit – Light Infantry Comparison
• Unit – Light Cavalry Comparison
• Unit – Melee Cavalry Comparison
• Unit – Pet Comparison
• Unit – Ship Comparison
• Unit – Temporary Units

The spreadsheet statistics have been tested and verified in game. At worst case, I am accurate with the in-game user interface by + 1 damage or HP. Round off error is the reason for this. Damage and HP upgrades are calculated without rounding but the last decimal is truncated from the user interface. The decimals do not show up in the UI, but they are there when the unit is upgraded (in barracks, shipment, technology, etc.). Originally, I rounded all of my calculations to make everything appear like it does in the UI. However, with the inclusion of Wonders and Fire Pit dances, the total value increases and amplifies the round off error.

I gathered all my fire pit percentages from the in game user interface. That means that all my fire pit percentages do not include the decimals that are actually included in game but not seen. This leads to values that are slightly off when comparing fire pit dancing. However, you are still in the ball park for all the values. Does anyone know how to get the actual percentages used (not the in-game UI) for each of the fire pit dances for villagers 1 to 35? If I had these values, I could refine my calculations.


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If you find any problems or have any questions, please post them here and I will get it fixed.
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OK guys, here it is, seen on N3O first. I have not submitted to any of the other websites yet because I want you guys to take a look and let me know if there is something obviously wrong. I will do a lot of copy and paste later.

This workbook does everything and anything. If you have any requests or how to’s, post them here.

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sweeeeet!
will check it later on today
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Wow.....some1 has way 2 much time on their hands. GREAT job bro.

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[quote=""LaZy""]Wow.....some1 has way 2 much time on their hands. GREAT job bro.

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Not to much time, I work fast and I just have not been playing lately. That should change soon...
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[quote=""Cyclohexane""][quote=""LaZy""]Wow.....some1 has way 2 much time on their hands. GREAT job bro.

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Not to much time, I work fast and I just have not been playing lately. That should change soon...[/quote]

Hope the wifes shoulder is healing up ok buddy.

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^ Wife is doing much better. She is able to hold the little one now so I am not having to do all the shopping, running kids around, etc. I am hoping to have a marathon playing session this weekend.

I am suprised by the lack of comments on this worksheet. This is a tool you can use on your desktop to calculate anything in-game quickly and is extremely accurate. Did I mention free?
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Patience! The spreadsheet is huge and people need to learn how to use it.

On defensive buildings, I note that while you have added advanced dock, you have not included the effect of colonial militia on t/c.

I have to admit that I was surprised to see you could garrsion fishing boats in your t/c and cause extra damage. Where did that come from?!

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[quote=""ruminator""]Patience! The spreadsheet is huge and people need to learn how to use it.

On defensive buildings, I note that while you have added advanced dock, you have not included the effect of colonial militia on t/c.

I have to admit that I was surprised to see you could garrsion fishing boats in your t/c and cause extra damage. Where did that come from?!

Consulate summary is very useful while I learn asian civs.[/quote]

That is a good point about Colonial Militia. I'll add a toggle switch in the future. However, that is for a different spreadsheet. In my online absence (cannot play due to not being able to sit in one spot long enough), I have been updating another spreadsheet of mine (download link at top).

This spreadsheet allows you to calculate any unit damage from upgrades in any age for every unit in the game. Then you can even filter the results and predict unit effectiveness all from your desktop.

I imagine the worker productivity for AOE3 gamers is going to go down soon...
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