Greetings Kurage fans, I sure love this campaign and the new mechanics that they brought along. Ariadna already floats #kurageonhardmode because of opponents who score 4 or even 5 points per victory. Making us work damn hard to defend our base. It gives all the factions a chance for the crown. Cause every last campaign we were like: Man, those Pano Boys sure have the numbers and win every damn time. But not any longer. So the question arises, with the new mechanics, can Pano be beaten. We are now in phase 2 and factions are hard at work defending or attacking bases. Pano, being the Hyperpower is attacking yu jing, keeping their own base at a modest 40 points. Lets compare that to the other factions output: First lets see the ones with only 3 points to a victory: - The Combined Army has brought 29 points focused on Aplekton, if they tried to go in on Pano then 29 versus 40 would fall short. Sorry aliens, you have to try a bit harder. But they have to work with 3 points per victory, so they might be a prime factions to get a boost next time. - Hag Islam brings 43 points as of now, so they would lead on pano, but only just. Which is reasonable cause they are almost equal in output with the Hyperpower. - The Nomads are bringing it with 52 points, which would beat Panos 40 without a sweat. - Ariadna has got 36 points on the Aleph base and would have made a serious dent in Pano. their own base is under siege with 69, which would take out pano with no sweat. So most of the 3 point factions still have oompf without a boost, but Combined needs a little something something to stay in the race next year. Lets check the 4 point group - Aleph is a faction who has received such a boost, and they have put out a wopping 55 points. They would overrun Pano in no time, with a solid lead. they have been very competitive because of the boost. - Yu Jing has 31 and are already fighting pano who is in their base. But the race is neck a neck. - NA-2 has 40, which is exactly the same size as the pano base. So the 4 points make this group have a chance in battle. Now we have the biggest boost of them all: the 5 points Tohaa With 61 points, they would overrun Pano with flying colors. They are now competing with us, the big dogs in this fight and given us a hell of a fight. But if they would have chosen any other faction, they would have swamped them. so 5 might be a bit to much if they are not fighting the biggest faction at that time. If tohaa needs to keep its 5, it probably needs to fight the biggest faction every time. So that was a bit of speculation of my part. Mostly I like the changes. The 4 is good on the factions. Combined could have needed it. 5 might be a bit much or not if you fight a big opponent with it.