Me and my friend play together on a team and I always lose, I have played over 10 games with him and have not come close to winning once, what the heck am I doing wrong? (I do mainly default settings huge map 16 AI opponents) I play on noble difficulty skirmash maps, and my basic strategy is one of 2 things when I play 1) Build a settler or two then pump out workers, wait till gunpowder is researched to get aggressive 2) Pump out 10 archers and take towns from AI Either strategy bites me in the dust later and suddenly the AI are 500+ points ahead of me, late into the game they can be 2000+ points ahead of me, it makes me go nuts trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. What kind of a strategy should I use? What kind of tips do you recommend? I'm not very good since I keep losing clearly, please help me out. And I lose with a team mate to add insult to injury.