Below are a set of balance changes that we are considering for the 1.11 patch. Please give us your thoughts on them over the next 48 hours, at which point we will lock the changes. We had four goals in changes below:
- Remove some unintended, strange and exploitative behavior around walls, vision and line of sight
- Re-arrange the powers menu to create more interesting choices for players on their 2nd, 3rd and 4th point
- Encourage use of underused units
- Fix bugs
The inevitable outcome, of course, will also be to shake up the metagame. When you respond, please keep your posts succinct and targeted to the changes you have comments on or issues with. The bug fixes and exploit changes are not reflected in this list, but there are many.
Garrison Range bonus reduced to 75% from 100%.
Walls / Structures no longer block line of sight while being constructed.
Parachute drop time increased.
Oil Derricks now explode when destroyed. Keep your distance.
Observation Post health increased to 10000 from 3000.
Faction Balance Changes:
Allied Javelin Soldier cost reduced to 300 from 400.
Allied Aircraft Carrier drone speed doubled.
Allied Aircraft Carrier reload time halved.
Allied Assault Destroyer Black Hole Armor bonus increased to 50% from 25%.
Allied Outpost now gains additional health when upgraded. 25% per level.
Allied Athena Cannon no longer requires line of sight to attack. It can fire over walls now!
Allied Cryocopter health reduced to 650 from 750.
Allied Chronorift cast delay reduced to 1s. Rift time changed to 5s for all levels.
Soviet Hammer Tank’s can no longer leech while moving.
Soviet Apocalypse Tank grinder DPS halved.
Soviet Flak Trooper Cost increased to 400 from 300.
Soviet structures will no longer refund 100% of their cost if canceled after taking damage. Refund value reduction is equivalent to the damage taken by the building.
Soviet Super Power Plant energy production reduced to 350 from 500.
Soviet Stingray health increased to 450 from 360.
Soviet Dreadnaught Missiles now scatter against units.
Japan Tsunami Tank now auto-heals while it’s secondary ability is active.
Japan Honorable Discharge power no longer deals any friendly fire.
Japan King Oni health increased to 3000 from 2250.
Japan Emperor’s Rage powers now limit the speed debuff to 75% for all levels.
Japan Wave Force Artillery no longer requires line of sight for attacking. I.e. it can shoot through walls, buildings, and anything else dumb enough to get in front of it.
Japan Shogun Battleship speed reduced to 50 from 75.
Japan Shogun Battleship cannons now properly scatter against other units.
Vision changes were incorporated from Red Alert 3: Uprising in order to improve unit behavior.
Allied Multigunner Turret Vision Range increased to 310 from 300.
Allied Prism Tower Vision Range increased to 360 from 350.
Allied Hydrofoil vision range increased to 325 from 300.
Allied Javelin Soldier vision range increased to 200 from 175.
Allied Guardian Tank vision range in Target Painter mode increased.
Special Agent Tanya Adams’ shroud clear range increased to 500 from 400.
Soviet Apocalypse Tank vision range in Harpoon mode increased.
Soviet Hammer Tank vision range in Leech mode increased.
Soviet Terror Drone vision range in Stasis Ray mode increased.
Soviet Base Defenses vision ranges increased slightly.
Soviet Bullfrog vision range increased to 325 from 300.
Soviet Sickle vision range increased to 170 from 150.
Soviet commando vision range
Japan Seawing vision range increased to 225 from 200.
Japan Tengu vision range increased to 225 from 200.
Japan Commando vision range increased 175 from 150.
Japan Commando shroud clear range increased to 500 from 400.
Player Power Changes: