This needs to be talked about. It needs immediate hotfixes/attention from the developers because it's a standout issue.
You should not be able to make 1 super unit that counters an entire strategy. Currently tempests just replaced the carrier vs mech as OP. Swarmhosts are equally OP and everyone in the community understands this at this point, people just expect this to not be fixed.
At this point - if you as an SC2 community want every game to be 5 barracks reactor starport tech lab factory from Terran, you need to speak up.
Mech can be viable, i've written these types of posts for years and we keep getting garbage patches that make mech worse every patch.
It is un-fun, and ridiculous that a mech vs protoss game turns into a player making 20 tempests which are now uncounterable by any comp.
Same goes for Zerg - since 1.5 yr ago there hasn't been a fix to flying locusts and every game Zerg just masses swarmhosts + anything they want from free money generated due to locust waves.
It's a matter of game balance - the tempest they just added needs reverts, the swarmhost has needed removal/fixes for a long time, and finally the last thing that is wrong with Terran right now.
The last thing is - maybe swarmhosts/tempests would be manageable...IF RAVENS STILL EXISTED IN THE GAME. Ravens have been essentially removed from the game due to developers not understanding each race has late game scaling units, and the raven was Terran's only late game AOE SCALING UNIT.
PDD was useful previously vs tempests, as was seeker for mass AOE. Without these, Terran on the current patches, and previous is almost an automatic loss in late game macro games.
I honestly don't care if ravens receive a revert, but it's ludicrous tempests were buffed into the state they are in right now and swarmhosts received no patch changes or fixes and were purposely ignored up to this point.
It's to the point every game i stream is versus someone abusing making 100% tempest or 100% swarmhost virtually every game. Any mech Terran will tell you this is the state the game is in, and it's the most un fun bullshit. Ravens made it manageable before - now it is not.
A community like Starcraft 2 is started from people loving the game they play and developers paying attention to their community and tweaking things when there are problems. Tempests and swarmhosts along with ravens/mech need immediate hotfixes because they are in a piss poor state.
I'll hope for a discussion on this, not on whether i'm right - because it's obvious these issues exist in the game right now. I want people to discuss and bring these to Blizzard's attention so that mech is a viable strategy again, and FUN instead of being forced to play vs swarmhosts/tempests 90% of games.
-A pissed off SC2 fan who sees SC2 going the Heroes route if things like this are not addressed.