It has come to my attention after playing this mod for many months (infact its the ONLY mod I play when i bring it to lan parties and such) that their needs to be a few balance changes done.
I'll start with the TEC
56 -60 armor on a starbase? really guys? It took an entire pirate fleet (with powerful pirates) plus a supporting Cruel Computer fleet to take it down. thats ridiculous!
15 + armor on a fighter/bomber strikecraft - once again, this is stupid, either buff all anti strikecraft weapons, because anti strikecraft were doing about 2 damage to them. 2!
Nerf the damage on ALL Tec ships, they simple do too much for being Rolling walls of destruction, my friend who i play with, he just builds 7 capital ships (along with 22 armor cobolts - only about 10 though) and defeats every encounter on the map. don't get me started on how their battleships can get 13000 Hull with 36 armor. thats even more stupid. (level 7 + which doesn't take that long considering nothing can beat them in the first place)
Buff THE PHASE MISSILE DAMAGE if you want to keep the TEC the way they are, because right now, phase missiles are USELESS (unless vsing advent, then they own). I mainly play advent and I can't expand at all and by the time I can my TEC friend already has half the planets on the map when I have only 6 (and he has 20) - also buff the armor hp/points upgrades for the advent so that the buffed phase missiles don't just roll over everything advent (considering that unfair computers and up like to spam phase swarm frigates)
and perhaps fix the kostura cannon, it got nerfed to oblivion in the 1.2 patch (its now COMPLETELY useless, building one is purely 'for the lulz'
I feel that our starbase got a nasty nerf. The Tec and the vasari starbase still do upwards of 250-300 damage for each weapon, while the advent starbase - only does about 110-140, I'm not sure if this is to make the advent more attack orientated, but it makes playing unfair computer games damn impossible. cause I have to rush them fast which is something I Don't like doing in a sins game. oh and even though i can get upwards of 85% mitigation, its only useful if focus fired, completely useless if not.