1. Dox speed reduction 2. Bomber rate of fire decrease First was the speed reduction for dox. The speed of dox were reduced to 18 from 20. This change has the effect of greatly reducing the utility of dox. It greatly decreases dox ability to defend against and attack tanks. Tanks greatly out-range dox, tanks have a range of 100 and dox have a range of 75. Meaning that dox need to close down on tanks to be effective. In tank versus dox battles you want to kite dox by reversing your tanks. Meaning the speed difference between dox and tanks have gone from 10 to 8 a 20 percent decrease. This has increased the amount of dox you need substantially. Even when tanks aren't moving backwards the speed decrease still has a noticable effect. While tanks were more effective per metal spent in the last patch, in this new one they have an clear and decisive advantage meaning that dox don't have any place in an attacking army and can't be used for this purpose. While in the last patch dox and tanks seemed to be wonderfully balanced and tanks and dox army were a choice left up to the player with the differing play styles being equally viable. With the decrease in speed you need to use tanks to do any sort of unit engagement or you won't be able to complete. Another by product of this change is now boom bot snipes are now becoming extremely difficult to pull off. If you were losing the land game with bots but the enemy commander was out of position then you could easily switch over to boom bots to sneak out a win. But now there really isn't a reason to build more than one bot factory if that so you won't be able to take advantage of a vulnerable commander fast enough to capitalize. The second change is the bomber rate of fire decrease. The rate of fire was decreased to 7.5 from 10. This has several effects. This change has greatly increased the bombers effectiveness versus dox. A single bomber run can now destroy upwards 25 dox if well placed. This is hugely favorable for bombers. This has the effect of negating the role of dox to raid undefended or lightly defended positions. Bombers move so fast and do so much damage against bots that before they can reach a mex they have been obliterated. The only way to protect them is to either use spinners but then you move so slowly tanks would be more effective. Or you use fighters but that only works if you have air superiority and then you might as well use bombers to raid instead because they are faster and more versatile. Also bombers have been made quite weak against tanks. While the bombs being spread out murders dox with tanks it is barely effective. It now takes 4 bombers to kill a spinner. 1 to tank a shot and 3 to kill the spinner. While before hand it only took 2. Also while the number of spinners the opponent goes up so do their effectiveness. The point at which a tank group is untouchable to bombers happens much sooner. Meaning it almost always isn't worth killing tanks with bombers. Especially now that is also take a much longer time to kill a tank army as well given the opponent time to get their planes in position. All these points also apply to bombers versus naval. Bombers have also been nerfed against single targets now taking 5 bombers to kill a mex with one pass instead of 3. In general bombers have been greatly nerfed against any single target. They are ineffectual versus their counterparts in the last patch. Not to mention the cost increased. It takes a significant more bombers to pull off a bomber snipe, Even with a little bit of AA on the other side especially with the air_pbaoe damage. All of these changes have the effect of greatly reducing the available options. Tanks are being forced as the only unit to mount attacks and the options available to sneak out a win have been greatly reduced. In general it seems uber wants to slow the game down by making dox unviable, making bomber snipes more expensive and removing the possiblitly of quick boom bot snipes. As well as the massive eco reduction and the commander being less efficient. Fast paced gameplay was the reason I played PA and it is being eradicated.