Getting your economy going is an important factor. No cash means no…well …anything! There are a few different ways to do get your income flowing, but like each aspect of the game, it’s up to you how to roll.
“Booming” means to go full economy based for the first few minutes, concentrating solely on getting supply pads/warehouses going and usually getting a second base asap. This does mean you’re relatively unprotected against a rush attack, but with rushes becoming less frequent it’s becoming a more popular tactic.
A lot of people i play with never do this, or do it wrong. This is my first post, and an introduction to correct supply gathering on Halo Wars maps.
First off, there are supplies on the map for a reason; and you’re given a scout vehicle (Warthog/Ghost/Chopper) to start with for a reason; one of which is to scout, and the other to collect supplies.
In most games, i gather anything from 500 up to 1,500 supplies worth from crates in the first 5 minutes of the game. For anyone who doesn’t bother with collecting, they are missing out on a great way to boost their early game development. Think about it, if you gather 1,200 supplies, that’s a reactor or temple upgrade for free, using just crates found on the map.
So what’s your excuse for not doing it?