copy pasted from: https://www.reddit.com/r/PhoenixPoint/comments/e8897k/is_it_just_me_or_do_we_never_get_any_stronger/
feel like the topic should be on both.(is my topic)
Ok title is slightly missleading, we get new tech and abilities but as the game goes on the aliens get theirs faster and they get upgrades that out perform ours.
Take the standard enemy, in the early game you can take them down with a single shot, their grenade launchers while crippling don’t do much and their MGs are a joke.
By mid game or around 20% on the mist, they have the following, the ability to do 400 damage per turn with the MG, the ability to one shot your weapons and equipment, armor stronger then you can get at any point in the game, seriously why can’t we make internal armor and weapon improvements?
by the mid point for you, you might have new jerico weapons and armor allowing you to survive the hits and deal some damage but their equipment is the only way to get stronger, god help you if you are like me and love the anu, you get nothing in the way of defense until the late game.
What we need to balance this.
reinforcement techs, simple small techs that come in around finding the 3rd base that give you improved gear once researched, these techs would have a dynamic cost based on what they do and how many weapons/ armor needs to be retrofit.
tech1: reinforced weapons
info: the aliens love to blow up our gear, we might need to improve it
effect: +100 health to all weapons
tech2: Powered armor plating
info: our armor isn’t keeping up with the aliens new weapons, and it has been shown they will just make better
effect: +10 armor to all armors, -50% explosive damage to heavy armor, -25% explosive damage to assault armor, sniper armor adds poison immunity
tech3: ablative armor 1
info: our guys are taking alot of damage we found documents about ablative plates in the old bases, looks like the project was abandoned, but it might be useful
new slot item: powered plating: gives 100 ablative hit points, this goes in the chest slot, spare ones can be put in inventory.
the ablative armor will always take damage firs