Public Safety Announcement For Arena Players
I have seen several harmful behaviors repeated regularly in Total War Arena, even at higher tiers. Should you find yourself engaging in one of these behaviors, execute the recommended course of action IMMEDIATELY! This will help to promote your continued survival. And the continued sanity of your teammates.
1. STOP BLOBBING YOUR UNITS
Spread your units out. Attacking with multiple units wastes your charges. One unit will just charge into the back of the other unit, thereby completely wasting one entire unit’s charge. Not to mention when a volley of arrows, onager shot, or ballista arrows hits your unit, you only want it to hit one. Blobbing your unit makes projectiles hit all three at the same time, giving the enemy team triple points for the price of one.
2. STOP TAKING THREE RANGED UNITS
Artillery or skirmishers, it doesn’t matter. You are literally an anchor dragging down your team if you don’t take a unit of infantry to protect yourself. It is not another player’s responsibility to sacrifice one of their units to protect you, thereby raising your score at the expense of theirs. The only exception is if you come in a premade, and someone willingly agrees to protect you in advance. Don’t expect a random person to do it.
3. STOP TAKING HEAVY UNITS INTO THE FOREST
Heavy units in the forest is a really bad idea. They move even slower, and will find themselves easy points for a medium unit, or a speedbump for light units. There are literally no conditions under which heavy units get buffed in a forest. There are multiple debuffs for heavy units in a forest. If you find yourself with heavy units in a forest, find your nearest exit, and go that way. Roads give you buffs, try and stay on them when possible.