Blizzard have just updated the changes they are going to implement on the balance test map. I must say this is better than the previous one.
Terran Mech ground and air attack upgrades combined
Based on the community feedback and Blizzard’s reaction, this should go through.
Widow Mine splash radius decreased from 1.75 to 1.25
By readjusting the radius from 1.10 to 1.25 indicates that Blizzard have strong belief that this is the right direction. The difference may not be that obvious at top level since Zerg know how to deal with Widow Mine to begin with.
Siege Tank attack period decreased from 3 to 2.7
I am unsure if it affects TvZ. Probably Terran will just stick to Widow Mine only anyway.
Roach speed upgrade also increases the burrowed roach movement speed from 1.41 to 2.25
I am interested to know what a Protoss player has to say about this.
– Speed increased from 3.375 to 4
– Acceleration increased from 2 to 3
– Revelation range increased from 9 to 10
Speed buff is a NO.
Acceleration buff is not a bad idea as it differentiates good players from not so good ones.
Revelation range buff seems interesting. The reason behind this is to encourage Protoss to use Oracle beyond the early harassment phase. However, I’m not sure if the range increase makes a notable difference. Arguably, the duration of revelation can be increased to serve the purpose.
Thank god Dark Templar did not get buff.
I will be going back to university in 2014. Geek Raynor incoming.