Energy Shields – area control at the expense of economyIdea: Energy shields are an idea of mine to protect an limited area from damage of all of kind by consuming energy. The shield wall shouldn't be penetrable as long as it exists (units shouldn't be able to pass it - except the commander). Every damage cause to it should consume some energy for some period on the shield owner. If enough damage is caused to it, the shield would go done and the owner would be in the negative of power. Energy shields should consume a lot energy as long as they exist, even without damage caused to them. Buildings and build order to get a shield: Energy shields should be a late t2 feature. Therefore I suggest to add a new building, the energy shield generator, and a new space unit the energy shield controller. The space unit should only be buildable after the user has build the shield generator building, which should be only buildable by advanced builders. How to setup a energy shield: The energy shield controller space unit would have to fly above the place he wants to setup the energy shield. Then the player would click a button to setup the shield. As long as the space units is alive and the player is in the positive of energy, the shield would be up and running (and consume energy). Why I think an energy shield would be a good addition to PA: Right now it is quite hard to invade a controlled enemy planet using portals, even if you have 80% map control (bombers or nukes will destroy your portal before it is finished). Shields would give players with a strong economy a possibility to end the game without being over powered. If a player tries to make his commander “un-attackable” by creating a shield above his commander all time, it should drain down his energy economy so hard that he looses the advantage of having the strongest economy. Also nukes should hit shields quit hard on the energy side. This would ensure that players with a super strong economy in late game would be able to create shields that hold up against nukes, but in the same run prevent turtling players from surviving multiple nukes. Maybe it would be a good idea to add a long shield setup-time, to prevent that other players activate shields only to fight certain threats (nukes) for short time.