So, I just played 2 consecutive matches as the Hiigerians against a friend playing the Taiidan - And he won all of them. After that we played 1 with Taiidan against Kushan It was pretty much stalemate for the entire game until I rushed right into his base killing his mothership.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a bad player. Played a lot of Homeworld back then.
The Hiigerians are way to underpowered or unbalanced. Against both HW1 races I had no chances because I was fully outnumbered pretty much already ad mid-game.
Some things which are weird for me:
- Why are the Hiigerian probes more expensive then the ones from the HW2 races? Also, the costs for some
- Somehow, the de-loading from RU off the Mining Collectors is faster for HW1 races then HW2. Might be subjective…
- HW1 motherships can build units at the same time while the HW2 races can only build one at a time.
And now the biggest issue IMHO:
- Building modules is taking not only way too long, but they are very expensive as well. This way, I have to spend money to allow my ships to build things, which the one from HW1 can build by default if you researched them.
Also, researching enhancements is too expensive and takes too long. Thus the money for ships is missing. It’s not worth it because the enemy will overrun you.
So - tl;dr: HW2 vs HW1 are unplayable. It’s not balanced and makes no fun.
Maybe I’m the only one, but its just my opinion on what I experienced in the first couple of rounds.