Small Change, Big Difference


#1

Originally published at: http://onemanleft.com/2017/11/small-change-big-difference/

Today in the Hex Gambit alpha, a tiny tweak with big implications! Pillar tap Victory Points have been reduced from 2 to 1. Here’s a few goals we’re hoping to accomplish with this change:

  • Give P2 more time to come back from a big early rush.
  • Increase the minion combat focus.
  • Make move unlocks feel more meaningful.
  • Eliminate the "one mistake on turn 3, game over on turn 4" experiences.
Try a few games out, and let us know what you think of this approach!

#2

I’m looking forward to trying it out!


#3

No FTA counter? :neutral_face:


#4

So we have 2 FTA counters planned, but they require a bit more effort to get into the game. This change was mostly automated, so Alex just had to tweak a value.

The FTA counters are on a long list for Alex, not sure when those will hit, but they’re coming.


#5

Oh, thanks for the clarification. For some reason my brain was convinced you just omitted that in favor of the Tap VP reduction. :joy:


#6

Yeah my wording might’ve been misleading. This should give P2 a little more breathing room to deal with an opening rush, but it’s not our definitive FTA fix.