Chrono Dampener Rework

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gorgeous work,it looks decent and logical.

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@Auricocorico said in Chrono Dampener Rework:

@FtXCommando said in Chrono Dampener Rework:

Don’t see why you would need to wait until almost-t3 stage for chrono when you can get it on like 1 or 2 less t2 pgens than something like uef shield which is a late t2/early t3 upgrade.

Well maybe you need to try it out in the context of the game and send us a replay 🙂
I'm just stating my experience : you have factories to feed in your game and not only your ACU, unless you play wonder 8v8 .. So you can't just rush 2 t2 pgens straight when you get t2 , you need mexes, support factories .. etc. If you gamble that your chrono will be enough to control the entire ennemy army, you can pause your production and your eco scaling to get it quicker, but it's such a danger.

If the opponent has a mirror eco (2 t2 pgens and some t2 mexes), well he's theorically in good shape to click the t3 upgrade while you're busy upgrading chrono. I would agree that the meta is to add more t2 support factories and not rush t3, so in a sense chrono counters the meta, but it's up to the players to changes their playstyle if it's hard countered every game (which doesn't happen, cause aoen is so rare ...).

Yeah no. You need 1 t2 pgen to make chrono at a decent timing.

Do you consider sera nano + gun some late game ACU? No, it’s a pretty typical early-mid t2 stage setup for a frontline sera ACU.

And funny enough, Aeon chrono + range is cheaper than that setup.

Chrono competes with upgrades 2-3x as expensive as it and is indisputably a tier above comparable upgrades.

Aeon’s version of late t2/early t3 upgrade is their double shield which DOES compare to UEF personal shield, not chrono. And that heavy shield upgrade competes with chrono for an upgrade slot, yet I see chrono way more often than that “superior upgrade” gee I wonder why.

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@biass said in Chrono Dampener Rework:

As an additional suggestion, I would experiment with adding a small wave effect to each unit as they get stunned, no bigger than the length of the personal shield range ring.

I've been experimenting with this a little. The issue is finding an effect that is noticeable yet not too busy that it's overwhelming when an entire army is stunned. I also need to either find a happy medium for effect size where it's not so small that large T3 units completely overshadow it but not too big that many closely packed T1 units turns into an effect soup.

It may be possible to dynamically change the effect size based on the unit hitbox size, but I haven't gotten that far into my experimentation yet.

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I think chrono should just be able to prevent your acu from getting surrounded by units. Basicly a proection against a shift-g from like 30-40 t1 tanks which would kill a normal gun com. Also removing /reducing the hp buff of chrono might be an option.

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Baseline it.

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@Deribus You still have the files for this change?

A work of art is never finished, merely abandoned

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It was uploaded to the vault under the name Chrono Expand

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I've thought about the rework a bit, and I tend to like harzer's idea : just make it into an early game upgrade that prevents from dying too hard from shift g.

Reasoning :

  • As i've stated before, the upgrade is in a strange spot atm since it''s quite expansive, and comes up at a time (late T2 / early T3) where you really want your ACU to be safe and not on the frontline.
  • So now that it's going to be weaker, i think it should also be less expansive, otherwise it will never be played : it will be too weak to handle t3 units, and barely strong enough to juggle a big t2 army, and it doesn't protect you from air snipes, why pick it over shield then ?

Solution : maybe this upgrade should be used as UEF nano : a secondary upgrade for t1 and early t2 stage, that doesn't require a t2 pgen.
Another idea : maybe the shield could be a direct upgrade of chrono, so it would remove the awkward choice we have to make right now. Again, if shield is just a better upgrade than chrono (cause it protects you against air as well as land units ...), you will never seen chrono chosen over it.

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@auriko said in Chrono Dampener Rework:

As i've stated before, the upgrade is in a strange spot atm since it''s quite expansive, and comes up at a time (late T2 / early T3) where you really want your ACU to be safe and not on the frontline.

can't be more wrong honestly

So now that it's going to be weaker, i think it should also be less expansive, otherwise it will never be played : it will be too weak to handle t3 units, and barely strong enough to juggle a big t2 army, and it doesn't protect you from air snipes, why pick it over shield then ?

Right now chrone is ultra dominant and super OP. Why do you think that the upcoming nerf will instantly make it worthless. If anything i'd say it might need another nerf because it will still be too strong, but that's up for later debate after we see the effects of the first one