Marius Semeon
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Hi all,

I Recently got into TTA (bought A New Story, but play the old version online on BGA) and have been reading a lot of the excellent advice and discussions on this forum. I was just wondering, seeing as the last post here was 9 months ago and only a few in the last year, if there is some other place people are discussing strategies/playstyles for this game?

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Hey there, there has been a new implementation of this game. The discussion now mostly happens in the forums of Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Strategy forum: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/182028/through-ages-new-...
 
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Maybe here?

https://boardgamegeek.com/forum/1713533/through-ages-new-sto...
 
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Wow, thanks for quick response guys, just saw this morning.

Yes I'm aware of the new version of game and I play that version when I play in real life, but due to friends work schedules, time commitments etc I end up playing a lot more on BGA, how about you guys? I had a look at BGO and am considering playing a New Story there but the interface definitely is less appealing and would take some getting used to.

Anyway, I prefer the new implementation for sure (common tactic, using any card as bonus defense, and corruption prior to production are all massive improvements imho) but I was under the impression that the TTA community still mostly played the old version due to the popularity of BGA so I meant more specifically strategy discussions on the old version.
 
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BGO is better.

Also TtA is quite an old game - there's probably enough strategy discussion on here to keep you going for a long time. Strategy for New TtA is quite different, so it makes sense to keep the discussions separate.
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MariusSemeonOrtiz wrote:
I was under the impression that the TTA community still mostly played the old version due to the popularity of BGA

This impression may well be incorrect; BGO has had an implementation of TtA for much longer than BGA has, so most of the long-running players will be active there.
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For reference:
BGO
# games in progress: 9439
# active players: 10218

Not sure how that compares with BGA, but there will of course be more ongoing asynchronous games than realtime at any one time.
 
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Yeah I guess I was under entirely the wrong impression, "947 games in progress" on BGA right now... basically 10% of the traffic on BGO.

I guess I'll just have to accept the less attractive UI and commit to BGO

On a side note, does BGO use an ELO rating system too or is there less focus on ranking side of things?

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MariusSemeonOrtiz wrote:

On a side note, does BGO use an ELO rating system too or is there less focus on ranking side of things?

Less focus. (Incidentally, it is Elo, not ELO; it is not an acronym, it is the designer's name.)
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