Rob Zacny escribió sobre los cambios realizados en el ultimo patch del StarCraft 2. El texto original, a continuación
With Protoss dominating a nearly Terran-less GSL in Korea, and the StarCraft community increasingly agitated about the game’s balance, Blizzard’s latest balance patch attempts to address big issues with subtle changes. At first glance, the changes might seem disappointingly minor, but they could have an outsized impact on the current matchups.
In addition to a slight boost to the hydralisk attack speed, the patch includes one big change to Widow Mines and a big nerf to the Mothership Core. Widow Mines now do a lot of extra bonus damage to shields, which means that unit in particular has just had its role in Terran vs. Protoss completely revised.
The Mothership Core, meanwhile, has had its vision radius cut from 14 down to 9. While that allows the unit to retain its powers as a support unit for armies, it will no longer be able to function is its own scout, which should reduce the potency of its early-game harassment and the deadliness of Blink Stalker play.
Designer David Kim acknowledged that some of the community’s big action-items are missing from this patch, but explained why Blizzard are leaving Swarm Host and Tempest alone for the moment.
“Currently, we’re thinking of waiting on the increase to Tempest damage vs. structures. While we believe the issue of long, drawn out Swarm Host plays in late game PvZ is still something we’d like to solve, we’re just not 100% sure if the Tempest +structure damage is the right change, and we’re discussing what might be the best change to help solve this,” he wrote in a forum post.
He also explained that Blizzard are holding off on making any changes to Blink, because it was proving too big a nerf during testing. The hope appears to be that these smaller changes can help even the matchups without forcing huge, fundamental changes to the ways the races work.
With the troublesome Mothership Core no longer doing scouting, attacking, and army protection all at once, and with Terrans getting a way to knock down Protoss shields, it might be a new day for matchups against Protoss.