you guys arent seeing the big picture here ;l and its kinda annoying me, the caps are fairly balanced theyre not all balanced in the same roles. egg is far better early game no arguing that. murauder is far stronger later game if put in the correct role.
well i by no mean want the egg nerfed, but i dont think all caps are balanced. some caps just down right suck. im just saying the eggs versatility makes it manditory over others, early game egg wins 1v1 vs any cap except a radiance. also colonizes, sure its bonus to colo sucks but thats good cuz nano bomb pwns all and i want that 3, and grav bomb rocks as well for snipeing enemy caps early game as they flee making egg best cap killer in the game. also it has hands down one of the very best lvl 6 skills in the game.
late game if you have a massive eco and a lvl 6 egg well then is when all the other caps start to "balance out" carrier with hp regen when you have 200 ships yes then its helpin considerably, carrier early game vs egg healin 10 assailants you look like a damn retard and im gonna turn you into a vegetable and eat you.
maurader giveing speed bonus to 10 assailants vs my egg? vegetable again! late game maurader giving speed bonus to 50 HC to snipe my egg and playing phase node to an RA fleet now we have balance... LATE GAME!!! you see the arguement im making? late game the other caps have merits some may be far better even than the egg, but early game is no contest egg IS the cap to pick