In an effort to get the sea finally balanced, I and DNW started looking at the sonar units in xta. There is a complete link to the units here, as well as a comparison to ba units, feel free to add comments.https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreads ... y=CL6ZopkE
XTA 9.665, BA 7.50
Number of units: 445, 370
Has sonar: 65, 27
%: 14.6, 7.3
Average sonar radius: 191, 54
First of all, it is interesting that one mod should have so much more sonar, when the difference in sea units isn't that large (well, that's a relative statement). But okay, the difference is largely because of the huge sonars of some units in xta, such as the upgraded commanders and various lolunits. But there are still some interesting examples, consider for instance:
Sonar station: 1210
Adv. sonar station: 1550
(That's for arm.) Why is the advanced so little improvement?
But the most imbalancing thing in my opinion are the patrol and scout boats, they are so cheap, yet they have an ample sonar:
Then there is the commander: starting commander has 800 sonar, an upgraded commander has 1600, an advanced one has 2400, a battle commander has 2500 and the satellite comander has a whopping 6000 of sonar.
In BA the commander has a sonar of 300, it requires the player to construct more sonar planes and stations instead. I think that's better.
What do you think?