Some of the changes that are already implemented for the next version.
This mod will add new units, upgrades, abilities and bring some changes to existing ones to improve the gameplay and bring more strategy to the game.
Mayor changes (Version 1.6)
-Rally points can be placed on minerals or extractor/refinery/assimilator to make workers automatically start harvesting resources when created.
-Increased starting minerals
-Changed damage formula: now modifiers are applied before Shields/Armor (this improves a lot armor and protoss shields for some units).
-Energy upgrades reworked and different for each race:
-Zerg: energy regenerates 50% faster (200 max, 50 starting).
-Terran: energy regenerates 25% faster, +25 max energy, +12.5 starting (225 max, 62.5 starting).
-Protoss: +50 max energy, +25 starting (250 max, 75 starting).
-Added icons and descriptions for passive skills.
-Added new graphics and sounds.
-Rally point can be used separately for workers.
-New unit: Baneling
-Ground suicide unit. Very effective against groups of units.
-Centrifugal Hooks upgrade: Increase movement speed.
-New unit: Roach
-Ground armored unit. Great to soak damage and counter small units.
-Organic Carapace upgrade: Increases armor and grant immunity to irradiate, plague, snare, blind and maelstrom.
-Burrowed units regenerate 3 times faster.
-Ultralisk regenerate 2 times faster.
-Hydralisk regenerate 4 times faster (12 while burrowed).
-Improved Mitosis upgrade (buildings morph 25% faster and regenerate faster).
-Swarm Seeds ability for Guardians: Each attack spawns a Broodling.
-Rapid Genesis upgrade for Scourges: Drastically decrease train time.
-Ultralisk attack deals splash damage.
-Queen Spawns Broodling replaced with Fungal Scourge (Deals damage to target unit and creates an AoE damage zone)
-Queen can infest Barracks and produce Infested Terrans.
-Frenzied ability for Infested Terrans: attack speed increased when health its low.
-Nydus exit don’t require creep to morph.
-Hive and Greater Spire research upgrades 50% faster.
-Spore Colony and Sunken Colony can morph in each other.
-New unit: Stormraven
-Ground assault/support unit.
-Electrostatic Discharge upgrade: Stromraven attack can slow down enemies making it a good counter against close combat units.
-Restoration spell now work in an AoE (removes acid spores, snare, plague, maelstrom, blind, parasite and irradiate).
-Caduceus Reactor replaced with Stabilizer Med-packs upgrade (Increase healing amount and reduce energy consumption of Heal)
-Sniper Round ability: deals 80 ignore armor damage to an organic target.
-Moebius reactor replaced with Moebius Suit upgrade: (Reduce cloak energy consumption and increase shield regeneration rate)
-Can build Tech Labs (allows to train advanced units) and Reactors (reduce train time) that can be switched between Barrack, Factory and Starport.
-Building Armor upgrade: Increase all buildings armor by 2 and stops burning damage.
-SCV Auto repair command: idles SCVs automatically repair the nearest damaged unit or building in its range.
-Incinerator Gauntlets upgrade for Firebats: change damage to normal and improve splash area.
-Salvage ability for Bunkers: return 75 minerals.
-Supply Depots can burrow!
-Extra Supplies add-on for Supply Depots: add 4 to supply limit.
-New unit: Sentry
-Ground support unit. Effective against small units.
-Seismic Shockwave ability: Slow ground units. Burrowed units are forced to unburrow. Destroy Spider mines and unsiege tanks.
-Plasma Surge ability: Instantly restore shields to nearby ground units.
-Shields work like SC2:
-Shield regeneration is 6 times faster but start recharging if units don't receive damage after 15 seconds (30 seconds for buildings).
-Each Shield upgrade slightly increases shield regeneration (with 3 shield upgrades, regeneration is 50% faster).
-Reduced cost for shield upgrades.
-Chrono Boost ability for Nexus (Target building research upgrades or train units 50% faster for 50 seconds).
-Overload ability for Dragoons: increase rate of fire but cannot move and gets disabled for a while.
-Psi Rage ability for Zealots: reduce shields and increase damage, attack speed increases the longer it remains attacking a single target.
-Carrier Capacity upgrade also reduce Interceptors train time.
-Archon and Dark Archon regenerate up to 150 shield points to nearby units while warping.
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-The mod only works with Broodwar version 1.16.1 (you can get the patch in the official stacraft site)
This new version brings a lot of new visual effect, reworked upgrades, some new abilities and improved game mechanics. There are also lots of balance changes and of bugs fixed.
Check the last version (1.6) here
Now the Sentry is a spell caster and its focused on support ground armies. The new Sentry has the Plasma Surge spell that allows to instantly recharge ground allied shields.
It also has a reworked version of seismic shockwave that can slow ground units, making it useful to hold a choke point, or difficult an enemy retreat. But this ability also affects your own units, so its works better with support of ranged units. It still disables Tanks, and Spider Mines, and now it unburrow any burrowed units, so it will help against Lurkers.
Medics have increased cost and the healing rate its lower, but they can heal from a further distance so they can be safer from splash weapons. Also they healing capabilities can be improved with the new Stabilizer Med-packs upgrade.
Science Facility has been lowered in the tech tree and only requires a Factory. So you can have access to infantry upgrades and unlock Ghost earlier.
Vehicle and ship upgrades now require a fusion core to unlock the higher levels.
Zerg new tactics
Queen now have a new spell that replaces Spawn Broodlings: Fungal Scourge
It can be used to snipe key units like before, but also can be used to harass worker lines, or deal damage to groups of clumped units, it synergy well with Ensnare.
The new Nydus Canal doesn't need creep to place the exit, so it can be used to infiltrate behind the enemy lines. The Improved Mitosis upgrade makes it a lot better as it reduce its morph time.
There is a lot of stuff that I haven't the time to add yet, so this release doesn't have new units, some spells where temporary removed and some units are still incomplete and will be reworked for future versions. As I wont be able to work for a while, I decided to release a more complete and solid version than the last one (and hopefully with less bugs).