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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0027451AI War 2Balance IssueJun 21, 2022 12:08 am
ReporterLord Of Nothing Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version5.014 The Tom Show 
Summary0027451: Shield Ward balance
DescriptionSee discussion on discord here:

My personal thought is that it would be nice if they started at mk 3, rather than mk5, but with their current starting stats.
Their descendants don't need to change.
My reasoning for this is that they are the worst forcefield option, by far, while being one of the most expensive, and one of the reasons is that they scale so badly with investment in their techlines due to coming in at the end of strikecraft scaling.
And their damage is terrible compared to almost every other FRS option as well, most of which also have significant other bonuses, even discounting the units with HA-only fleet boosts.

I think they would still be near unusable with this change, but... baby steps.
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Jun 7, 2022 2:14 pm

developer   ~0066950

Lowering the mark level only makes it worse. The scaling is the same, you'd just have to pay more to get back to where they were. You don't get additional scaling out of starting at a lower mark level because the scaling is fixed and applied based on what the current mark level is.


Jun 21, 2022 12:08 am

developer   ~0067022

This is a dead pick at the moment. It can't compete with its alternatives or even a frigate you could have started the game with for free / ars hacked for. Recommend starting by exactly copying forcefield frigates stats and progression then buffing it somehow 15 aip over that. Good luck.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Jun 7, 2022 1:07 pm Lord Of Nothing New Issue
Jun 7, 2022 2:14 pm CRCGamer Note Added: 0066950
Jun 21, 2022 12:08 am Dismiss Note Added: 0067022