Dear Relic, I know you are amazing when making strategy games but after playing your games for like 2 decades I have come to the conclusion that you cant balance games properly until many many patches later. In this instance I would like to ask you with all my heart, please... PLEASE seriously patch balance retribution.
Literally you have absolute** IMBA UNITS** that ruin the game, and by that I mean** Zanthropes.** They are absolute imba!
Please allow me to elaborate;
This unit has an energy shield and its like a stand alone hero, you can literally create a horde of them so killing them would take one by one - but you can use assault marines!" easier said than done, they will get roasted by the other zanthropes anyways.
They can target and off shoot any unit while being out of harms range.
A small group of Zanthropes can literally wipe out entire armies from a single concentrated fire.
And on top of that, they can retreat... meaning that you will have to deal with them again at full life.
Chaos Space Marines:
This lads are not only faster than marines in the sense that they are a lot cheaper but be built, but the true strenght of the faction that is complete bonkers is the manipulation ability of the sorcerer. Seriuously, you steal one of your oponents units, and bring it over just to be massacred.
Imagine if this happened to a terminator that you just summoned... all that GONE because of a badly designed ability...seriously who tought this was a good idea?
This guys are absolutely bonkers!
Nobz can literally smack armies and bases with wierdboy combo, which is just plain cheap.
However everything pales in comparasion of how and why thropes are cheap imba cheese.
HOW TO FIX?**
Decrease the range of casting to the zanthropes
Make them more squishy "crystal cannons"
Make them more expensive
Make them cost more population cap
Ability makes the units shoot and fight but you cannot move them, they are AI controlled.
Decrease the stun cool down of the wierd boy. seriously.
Why patch it now?
Well, what kind of image do you want to give to your new costumers? That you will leave an imba game?
PLUS! there is a way to make money out of this.
HOW? you ask?
DLC Skins. Now I know this is a very old game BUT you already have the assets. Hear me out.
Simply add a Blood Ravens skin, I suggest the following.
DOWIIV: Aramus head with artificer armor and the nameless thunder hammer with FX.
Tac Marines: Mantle of Azariah for tacs and Armor of Vandea for the sargent.
And so on.
Please consider and I thank you for your time.