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Thank you for your feedback on all the proposed changes. Here’s a slightly altered list of things that we will be testing soon on the balance test map. Again, none of these are final so please don’t panic.
These are the ones we’d like to try for the reasons given earlier this week:
Terran Mech ground and air attack upgrades combined
Widow Mine splash radius decreased from 1.75 to 1.25
Siege Tank attack period decreased from 3 to 2.7
The Tunneling Claws upgrade also increases the burrowed roach movement speed from 1.41 to 2.25
We’d also like to try a different set of changes for the Oracle:
- Speed increased from 3.375 to 4
- Acceleration increased from 2 to 3
- Revelation range increased from 9 to 10
The speed changes are something we’ve tried in the past and we believe this is a better direction than a straight cost reduction for the unit. The main reason is that we’d like the difference between someone who’s amazing with Oracle micro to be able to keep them alive the whole game to get the most out of them, whereas lesser skilled players won’t get as much out of this change. Not only that, this direction is a smaller buff to the all in case and/or early game use cases compared to the previously proposed 50 gas cost reduction.
Revelation right now is the main late game ability for Oracles, meaning if it’s a bit easier to use, we’d see a lot more Oracle usage in the late game as well.
The balance test map will be up for everyone to try soon, so please make sure to play with the changes as much as you can when it goes up. Thank you.
Edited by Spyrian on 10/3/2013 8:40 AM PDT
So oracles are no longer expected to be harassment late game?
How is protoss expected to build a harassment play-style?
I notice the DT change has been removed. I'm happy to see that.
I'd like to see it reinstated, but through some sort of cost, either to the DT itself or an upgrade. This would make rushes less effective, while still giving incentive to use them later in the game.
Protoss players never win any tournaments, but the community goes crazy if Blizzard even considers buffing Protoss. This is a terrible thing for the game, our lack of whiny players on forums is really hurting our chances of being competitive.
Edited by Littlesheep on 9/25/2013 11:47 AM PDT
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