Me and my Steam friends are getting bored with Homeworld multiplayer. We’ve talked about it and it basically boils down to this: The game is mostly about being first to get out the BCs. First team with a BC generally wins. A single BC has disproportionate strength for the RU cost and time.
So, in 2v2 or 3v3 (especially), the strategy revolves around 1 or 2 guys working to counter threats while the 3rd guy mostly rushes BCs. Once he gets the BC out, if the other side takes a few minutes longer = they lose! No other strategy seems to work = game is so freaken repetitive.
Commerce raiding, special HW1 ship abilities, Carrier groups, cloaked ambushes, laying minefields, massed frigates, EMP…nothing can counter against the disporpotiate strength of Battlecruisers (with an light escort of anti strikecraft). I suppose if the larger maps were 20x bigger, the relative strength of a BC would diminish…but they’re the size they are.
So the game is getting boring because of BCs…anybody else finding this to be so?