The more I think about the balance between UNSC and Banished, the more I think that it may come down to heroes atm.
For example, Johnson, Isabel, Kinsano, and Anders don’t appear to be able to keep up with the other leaders, because they can’t always survive in the early game. But, each can be viable if they make it to mid-late game. Granted there are tweaks needed for each still.
Jerome and Forge do fine, mostly because their heroes can get them through to mid-game. Jerome also has strong buffs, and Forge has eco; but, without their heroes, I don’t know how well they’d really do. Cutter was strong because of his speed and ODST craziness.
Now that hellbringers and hornets are buffed, UNSC are in a good place. But, the underperforming UNSC leaders are still underperforming.
If they buffed the heroes for Cutter, Johnson, Kinsano, Isabel, and Anders, I think those leaders would be much more viable. Of course they would each need some work still individually, and maybe the “not viable at top play” comments will arise, but, they’ll be better for casual/onyx/early champion play.
This is just what I’m thinking after trying out some of these underachievers. When it comes down to it, most early games are dominated by heroes or scouts. And those underachieving UNSC just don’t have heroes that can compete. I know they’ve buffed the spartans little by little, but it’s obvious that they don’t really compete against Chosen, Warlord, or Captain.
What do y’all think? Am I way off the mark here?