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Fans vs Dev Match #3 [Frosthaven Map]: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 By Island Dog

Designer Callum McCole (GGTheMachine) faces off on the Frosthaven map against one of the community's top players, Amelie, in the grand final of the August Escalation Tournament. 


Venturebeat Interviews Stardock's VP of Entertainment Derek Paxton about Vulkan API

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 By Island Dog

“In 2012, Stardock was at a point where we wanted to make games that couldn’t be made with current engines,” Ashes of the Singularity designer Derek Paxton told GamesBeat. “When I first came to Stardock, I said, ‘Hey, listen, let’s quit making a game engine and concentrate on making games. We’re a small company. We don’t have a huge staff. Let’s focus on the part that we’re really passionate about. Let’s make the games.’ [CEO and founder] Brad Wardell said, ‘good luck, go find that engine.'”

Read the rest of the interview here.

 


Juggernaut Unit Profiles

Posted on Saturday, September 02, 2017 By GeneralsGentlemen

Juggernaut Unit Profiles 

While Juggernauts are late game killing machines, we want them to maintain strengths and weaknesses so they aren't unstoppable and that investing in specific Juggernauts is a deliberate strategic consideration. Here's some info about the new Juggernauts and how they will fit in with our existing ones. 

Substrate Nest of the Queen



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Effectiveness:

  • Frigates & Cruisers - High
  • Dreadnoughts - Medium
  • Juggernauts - Low
  • Air - High

The Nest of the Queen is the weakest in a direct fight, but it has rapid sustainability with the Shield Regenerator and Repair drones which can support itself or friendly units. Since the Drone & Air changes in 2.4, the Queen is quite powerful against air units.



PHC Leonidas 



Effectiveness:

  • Frigates & Cruisers - Low
  • Dreadnoughts - High
  • Juggernauts - Very High
  • Air - Low

The PHC Leonidas is able to easily duel any other Juggernaut, but it can be overwhelmed by large groups of land or air units. Field the Leonidas to counter enemy Juggernauts.



Substrate Eye of Darkness



Effectiveness:

  • Frigates & Cruisers - High
  • Dreadnoughts - Very High
  • Juggernauts - Medium
  • Air - None


The Eye of Darkness is effective against all ground targets due to full armor-piercing and high area of effect, however, it's the only Juggernaut which lacks anti-air defense, so it needs to be protected against air threats. The Eye can not stand toe-to-toe with the PHC Leonidas, so Substrate players will have to rely on Eradicators or Air Harbingers against it.

 

PHC Agamemnon



Effectiveness:

  • Frigates & Cruisers - Very High
  • Dreadnoughts - Medium
  • Juggernauts - Low
  • Air - Medium

The Agamemnon annihilates low tier units and buildings with its area of effect missiles and rapid firing laser batteries. Its triple barrelled auto cannons also boast an improved anti-air defense over the Leonidas and other Dreadnoughts. However, the Agamemnon's lack of armor-piercing leaves it vulnerable to multiple dreadnoughts or other Juggernauts, with the exception of the Queen due to the area damage against its frigates.


Let us know what you think! 

 


Ashes: Escalation v2.5 Dev Video Journal

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 By Island Dog

Want to know what's in store for Escalation? Check out the newest dev journal and learn more about the new juggernauts and the rest of what's coming up when we release v2.5! 


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