@waffelznoob said in How do you feel about recent Navy changes?:
I don't think (aeon) ladder players were a fan of getting cybran frigated either. I think t1 navy is more dynamic now if anything now that aeon frigates have more range
aeon destros are still very strong from what i've seen so it's not like their dynamic of wanting t2 navy asap has changed, they now just have somewhat human frigates that actually allow them to get to t2
btw don’t get me wrong, you just can’t have much variety in t1 stage and I don’t really mind the normalization of frigs much. T1 is the map control insurance stage, you need similar units because you need similar mass level efficiency to not create a snowball disasterclass situation when both players are playing exactly the same at game start and minimal room for outplaying actually existed. This is how you get navy meta of “I didn’t roll cybran so I will ignore navy fully and just make torps.”
That’s why I think the lab change but more the flare change specifically as one of the objectively best balance decisions done by FAF for the game. It managed to resolve a big issue with Aeon t1 roster without directly normalizing the tank, an incredibly hard task for such a normalized segment of the game.
I’d also say this is why shard is one of the worst things FAF ever inherited from GPG.