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Bullish Sentiment in Age of Empires Online (PC)

Bullish Sentiment74 (25)

Build the Shrine of the Bound Minotaur in your Capital City.

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Vandel Buster
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Vandel Buster
Achievement won on 27 Aug 11
TA Score for this game: 4,063
Posted on 25 August 11 at 05:43, Edited on 13 November 12 at 02:55
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*Note: My solution requires you to be at least Level 10 to have Fortresses and this is written as Greeks, but it should be the same for Egyptians, Persians, Celts, Babylonians, and the Norse.

To earn this achievement, you must build the Shrine of the Bound Minotaur in your Capital City. You earn the blue print for the Shrine of the Bound Minotaur by beating a 30 Wave Number of Attackers. A 30 Wave Defense of Crete will take you a little over 40 minutes.

To start, have the Defense of Crete DLC installed and then enter the Crete region. Select the Minoan War Council building, which is behind King Minos with the blue exclamation point. This is where you actually set up, and begin, the Defense of Crete quests.

Changing the Number of Attackers option increases the material rewards as well as changing which Crete wonder blue print you may earn. Upon winning, you choose only one of the following rewards:

10 Waves – 2x Cypress Wood, 2x Knossos Marble, 2x Minoan Tools, or Temple of Minos blue print.

20 Waves – 5x Cypress Wood, 5x Knossos Marble, 5x Minoan Tools, or Hubris of Icarus blue print.

30 Waves – 10x Cypress Wood, 10x Knossos Marble, 10x Minoan Tools, or Shrine of the Bound Minotaur blue print.

The number of materials needed for each blue print is as follows:
Temple of Minos requires 40 of each material.
Hubris of Icarus requires 60 of each material.
Shrine of the Bound Minotaur requires 100 of each material.

Lets get onto how to easily set up your Defense of Crete so you can spend about 15 minutes playing and the rest relaxing.

In the Minoan War Council there are many different Quest Settings, but for my solution I am going to suggest keeping it on the default Quest Setting "Sea of Crete". This will cause the quest to be "Cretins on the Coast".

Set the Number of Attackers to 30 Waves and the Difficulty on Easy: Level 5-10. Your quest is now called, "Even More Cretins on the Coast!" Select Begin Quest.

Once it loads, select the Town Center and upgrade to Age II. Take the 5 Villagers given to you and build a Storehouse to the South by the trees. Once it's finished being constructed, all 5 should be harvesting trees. Immediately research Age III once Age II has finished researching.

DO NOT make any Villagers as this will waste time and possibly lead to your destruction when attacked at the beginning. Higher level players should not be too concerned about that.

When the green age research progress bar begins to go past the edge of the II, take your 5 Villagers and move them to the Siege Towers. You should have between 300 and 400 wood saved up.

Once Age III has completed researching, select to build a Fortress. The location of this Fortress is going to be above the left Siege Tower at the edge of the trees to the right of a Watch Post. This should happen at about 1:10 left on the countdown. The countdown will finish and construction should complete, roughly 10-20 seconds after that, right as the first attackers are reaching the area.

Leave 1 Villager behind the middle Siege Tower and the rest can go do whatever you feel like. My suggestions now are to build a wall around the right tower to force attackers around it and take damage before reaching them. Build 2 towers on the right and 2 on the left around each tower.

Build a Barracks and train 5 Hypaspists (if Greek). These are needed by Wave 4 to quickly stop the Battering Ram. Note where the Battering Ram comes from. It's a path to the top right of the mini-map. Take the 5 Hypapists and have them go up that path to the end and spread them around. Periodically Battering Rams and Catapults will spawn in that area. This will prevent them from ever reaching your defensive area.

After that, it's pretty much relaxing until Wave 10. In the meantime you can build an Academy and research things like Murder Holes and Stone Masons. You can also build a Temple and make some Priests to convert enemy attackers and heal any other Hypapists, Spearmen, Archers or whatever you feel like making.

When Wave 10 begins, take at least 4 Villagers and wait below the center Siege Tower. As Wave 10 is almost completely destroyed, begin construction of a second Fortress to the right of the first Fortress. They most likely will not finish by the time Wave 11 attacks, but if you have other defenders, they shouldn't bother the Villagers construction.

Once you have the second Fortress, you can sit back and relatively relax for another 20 minutes until the completion of Wave 30.

After that, select the Quest Map and choose Crete and travel to the city. You have to do this since there is no option to Travel to Quest City for some reason. Select King Minos and choose the blue print or one of the resources as your reward.

Enjoy spending a lot of time farming resources for the achievement.
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