Faction balance and fun with numbers
Every once in a while someone says that CC is awfully unbalanced, ronins are crap, dummies are nonsense, techion are wargods etc. So, I decided to collect some stats on vanilla factions and their performance against each other and see how bad it is (not really bad I must say). The idea is simple, script spawns two squads of random units with random weapons, limited by a budget of 1500 oz of gold each. Then it makes them fight each other. Battle lasts 25 seconds, after that scripts counts survivors. Faction with more survivors is obviously better. Script ignores pistols and ACrabs. Simply because ACrabs are rare and somewhat shared among all factions and pistols are pretty useless. I ran 500+ battles to collect these stats, you can do the same and even collect stats for your faction, in case it’s compatible with Unmapped Lands 2 or Void Wanderers.
Those results may seem inaccurate, and maybe even look like totally incorrect but at least it’s something and they can give you some estimates on your survival rates when you’re fighting against AI enemies. Just think of them as valid only for AI players, simply because they operate all units simultaneously and can overwhelm with numbers.
Results are quite funny, Ronins are simply beasts!!! Techion squad has just a 0.15 kill/death ratio against them. Even Browncoats have just 0.82! That’s because Ronins are the cheapest folks and their 1500 oz squad is usually made of 8+ units about 170 oz of gold each. AI controlled ronin squad beats the crap out of any other faction in the game.
On the other side Techions are the weakest units! Who could imagine. Any other faction beats them, and only against Imperatus they have 0.84 k/d ratio. Their average squad is less than 5 units, and they cost almost 300 oz of gold each.
“The Invincible” Browncoats are weaker then Ronins, but stronger than any other faction, especially against Dummy and Techion.
Dummies vs Coalition have almost 1.0 k/d against each other. Surprisingly Dummies are not the cheapest folks, but at least second after Ronin, with 202 oz per random unit.
Coalition are great against Techion and on par with Imperatus and Dummies, but that’s all. When operated by AI they are way weaker than Ronins and slightly weaker than Browncoats.
Finally Imperatus are great against Dummies and awful against Ronin, but pretty good against others with average priced units.
Feel free to share your own data or provide stats about your factions
You can grab the full data here
and download stat-collecting activity here
. To clear all collected stats simply delete WeaponTest.rte/Stats.txt
Latest stats file with 2000+ rounds and a few mods - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/174 ... /Stats.txt