L29Ah wrote: ↑Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:27 am
I won't play until meteor blizzards are reverted. This mechanics is unbalanced, dumb, stands against freeorion's philosophy and was added by a single person w/o any prior discussion.
A valid point.
So many things are broken in the game right now that this particular problem is not a deal-breaker to me, though.
Especially since the formula has been corrected.
Having them faster would be important too, but having them of shorter duration is a very bad idea as I explained last time we discussed it, as it only makes possible exploiting them by luck, not building a strategy towards exploiting them.
Could it possible to have ships produce Research only for a limited number of turns in a Swarm ?
That would keep the ability to farm them less unbalancing, while still allowing for a long duration for the Fields (and as such an opportunity both for strategic planning as wrote above, and for more players to benefit from them).
What about their spatial distribution ?
If they appear at similar distances from Homeworlds for all players, then exploiting them is a question of skill, not luck; and from another broken mechanism they become something actually interesting.
My usual deal-breaker stands, though : either fixed teams or single winner.