Season 2 Balance Change thread

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 By Brad Wardell In Ashes of the Singularity

Greetings!

Season 2 has been delayed until the end of this month so that we can get in contact with the finalists.  That gives us a bit more time to get the observer mode feature in and prep for Season 2 balance changes.

 

Below, in no particular order, are some of the upcoming balance changes:

  • T1 units are now slightly faster
  • PHC Athena is somewhat slower
  • PHC Brute squad size reduced from 6 to 5, firepower and HP on each unit substantially increased
  • PHC Falcon Flak Cannon fires more often and does more damage
  • Mauler carving laser is no longer effective against buildings
  • Archer now fires a volley of 2 rockets instead of 1 but do slightly less damage.
  • Brute plama cannon shoots a volley of 6 shots instead of 4.
  • Nemesis weapons are no longer effective against buildings
  • Zeus plasma streamer can now also destroy drones but no longer damages buildings
  • Avatar can no longer target air
  • Athena secondary weapons no longer effective against buildings
  • Eradicator primary weapon now does AOE and can target radar
  • Eradicator weapons not as effective against buildings.

General objective:

Units are more specialized than before. A swarm of Maulers or Athenas will fall apart against fixed positions. Similarly, the Nemesis can no longer snipe buildings. The Eradicator is still a monster but less so against buildings as befits the only Tier 2.5 unit in the game so far.

If you have any requests or questions, let them below.