Well, now we don’t need to research ion cannon to get destroyers, so we can totally skip that.
The problem is that now there is no reason at all to research ion cannon frigates, let’s see:
Ion Cannon Frigate Research:
Cost - 1000 RU
Time - 2:22
Super Capital Chassi:
Cost - 1300 RU
Time - 2:05
Why would I ever research an Ion frigate? It is just pointless!@
I have already pointed out how frigates are just HORRIBLE in this remake (no, for hw1 this is not remastered):
Let’s not forget that a single destroyer (1800 ru cost) can bring 5 ions frigates down (4500 ru cost):
And with this reasearch tree method it is pretty much non sense to even research them, you can get WAY better ships faster with just a little more
So plx gearbox, buff up those frigates (suggestion in the topic linked above), and redo the research tree to fit ions in, i would say cut of both of those researchs times by 50% and bring down the cost of ion research to 500 and the super capital ship to 1200.
But ions are not the only problem, assaults are pretty bad as well:
And Supports are doing their role poorly
HW1 frigates need some love.