Uber Entertainment continues to play around with some of their work in progress balance changes to Planetary Annihilation.

  • The Commander now doesn’t just appear. He appears with an explosion! The spawning Commander animation is just a first pass though. We’ll get there.
  • Range and damage of Umbrellas have been increased.
  • Factories and economy buildings have had their health increased by 3 times.
  • In the Dynamic Alliances mode, you can be an Ally with someone and give them resources, but not have them give you resources. It’s an addition that makes sense, but there should probably be some sort of indicator whether your ally is giving resources to you or not to prevent allies claiming they’re giving you resources, but you not actually getting resources from them.
  • Shellers are still pretty darn accurate and have massive range.
  • Metabolical is not very good at balancing his economy…
  • Brad had a very large army of T1 units. But it couldn’t hold a candle to… about half a dozen T2 units with a few T1 units, but the T1 units didn’t do much. There’s simply a huge difference in capabilities of T2 and T1 units.
  • Wow T2 is crazy powerful. Pretty much nothing can stand up to a group of T2 vehicles.
  • Looks like there was a bug with alliances not sharing their economy properly.
  • Bots do not do well against tanks.
  • Lots of issues with notifications. Mainly, there’s way too many of them and a lot of them are pretty useless.
  • Garat ran into the Commander can’t move bug. :-/
  • There seemed to be some performance improvements. This match had a lot of planets and I didn’t notice much lag – even when planet wide area patrol commands were given. Gotta love performance improvements to Planetary Annihilation.
  • Garat mentioned that Vanguards are OP. In other news, water is wet. So we should expect more balance changes.
  • The AI really likes to build Halleys. It had a bunch of Halleys built on a bunch of different planets. If it had focused on building Halleys on one planet at a time, Metabolical and Scathis probably would have lost.