>>we're seeing big ships that can go toe to toe with ISDs which is insane.
>>it isnt balanced a cheaper mon cal cruiser cna kill a more expensive isd
Cant agree more; EaW is the only star wars game that I know of where the ISD is weaker than a MC. Sure in Rebellion the MC had it over the ISD is some areas but overall the ISD was still better and the ISD II was far superior. In EaW the ISD has less firepower (fires less pulses), has less HPs and has a critical flaw being the shield generator; AND its more expensive. Who cares if the ISD costs 6000, id prefer to see it be the best capital ship available and it seems many others feel the same way. One corvette renders the ISDs fighters useless; an ISD and a tartan against an MC and a corvette will always lose. Speaking of corvettes, they are not very balanced either; the corvette has 8 lasers compared to the tartans 4 and costs only 100 extra; even if the tartan is a little tougher, it will still only last 10 seconds against a cap ship rather than a corvettes 8 seconds (not being literal but you know what i mean).
The ram ships could work and they wouldnt be overpowering either; an ISD for instance would be able to tractor beam one before it got pounded by another. A Mon Cal could absorb one detonation with a timely use of its shield boost ability but would be vulnerable to another attack when this ability was over. I could see how it would work nicely. It depends on how powerful the blast was made...and the downside could be hypering in it too close to the enemy where it would be destroyed quickly or escorting it to the enemy and risk a premature detonation from enemy fire that frags your own ships. It could be great fun.
I guess cloaking is effectively what I would have liked to have seen the ZC ships get and that is like a 'civilian mode' where their ships could cruise around and not appear as enemy craft until they rolled out their guns like merchant raiders in WW2. The ZC ships could break off and if they got out of visual range they could activate civilian mode again. But cloaking basically does this so...
And Windu is right...the GLA are totally unique compared to the other factions in Generals and they are very balanced.