Was this unit nerfed because of casuals and certain pros complaining? Was it nerfed because of a low sample size of games like this game?
After these games?
The widow mine was finally coming into it's own and proving to be somewhat viable late in the game...and it was nerfed with a very high lack of reasoning and a very low sample size of games.
My question is, why were things like blinding cloud, another ability shown to be just as "OP" not also tweaked for lategame? Why was the widow mine (a Terran unit, the only new one) singled out suddenly as being OP?
There should be some consistency here. You cannot just nerf one race's unit because it's OP, and leave the other "OP" things untouched. The widow mine was a balancing factor against the other "imba stuff" from the other races.
Widow mines at this point are broken in TvP, (not useful, or cost effective), and in TvZ I believe it takes x2 of them now to deal with a roach, not sure if it can kill a viper, but considering vipers are currently showing they can make siege tanks quite obsolete...once again, asking the question, why are all things Terran nerfed so quickly with such a low sample size of games, yet things like viper cloud, swarm host health, etc are arbitrarily buffed and not tweaked with corresponding Terran nerfs?
Terran at this point in the beta basically has no new units. There was hope after that one Terran "buff" patch, but they almost immediately re-nerfed everything.
Widow mines too tough to deal with, raising the skill cap? Nerf them.
Viper cloud too tough to deal with on siege tanks? Terrans learn to deal with it.
There is a problem here. Not just in consistency, but Terran in general has nothing to look forward to in this expansion. I'm sure i'm echoing a lot of players's thoughts.
The latest "widow mine nerf" basically killed any other hopes of mech TvP as well.
So my question right now, and the community's should be "what incentive is there for Terran to buy this game?" Mech TvP is still not viable, the only new unit is nerfed to hell and already was teetering on "useless," and old units like the raven have been made worse in the last "buff" patch.
And to promote main discussion, how are people handling the widow mine nerf specifically? Do you feel the unit now is bad for the 2 supply cost? Are you using it in late game a lot? Early game? Discussion for widow mine efficienty post-nerf would be great.
Me personally, it seems like it's still decent in TvZ, but TvP the unit is basically terrible. TvT it got worse as well. Overall, it feels like it needs something else, it's underwhelming again.