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Deathmatch is a common gametype that starts all of the players with a large quantity of resources.
Age of EmpiresEdit
Deathmatch (DM) is a gametype where all players start with 20,000 Food, 20,000 Wood, 10,000 Gold, and 5,000 Stone. It is most often played with Iron Age start setting. The high resources allows the player to quickly expand the empire, with a strong army and work force. Epic battles will take place and the winner is usually the one who can, despite the high starting resources, create a grand sustainable economy while overwhelming the opponent with hordes of warriors.
Age of Empires IIEdit
In Age of Empires II, all players start with 20,000 food, 20,000 wood, 10,000 gold, and 5,000 stone. Usual starting Age is the Dark Age. In Death Match games, it is crucial to advance to the Castle Age quickly to establish a thriving economy and build up defenses by training troops and constructing defensive structures. Nevertheless, it is important to train troops in earlier Ages in order to counter rushes. For Death Match games, there is a separate ranking in online play.