I feel like players are dismissing Fabrizio
's arguments only because of his undiplomatic expressions. But he's right on many of his points. Cloaky is overpowered. In the last 1v1 tournament, more then 50% (!) of plopped facs on non-sea maps were cloakys.
Cloaky has the best raider.
Low cost, high DPS, best DPS/cost, auto-regen. Stupid speed, more then any other raider. Can often trade with light defense for cost. The only reson why its somewhat OP instead of really OP is because there are way too many units desigened to just counter Glaives. (Ducks, Daggers, Puppies, Pyros, Rippers are only really good against Glaives)
Cloaky has the best riot.
Auto-regen, good performace per cost, good HP per cost. Only riot which is cheap and has enough power to be used as a light assault. Covers skirmishers way too well.
Cloaky has the second best skirmisher. (and only because some madman buffed Rouges)
It has HALF the DPS of a Glaive. The cheapest skirmisher has half the DPS of the highest DPS raider. And it's so spammable. So expensive to hard-counter. It has really high HP/cost too, probably so it doesn't get countered by raiders (looks like more HP/cost then non-assaults...). And its fast too. Compare to a non-OP skirmisher like Moderator or Buoy or Scalpel.
Cloaky has a much higher amount of good strategic options compared to other factories.
It has Scythe, Sniper and Tick. All really good and underused units. Other factories simply don't have this luxury of having strategies to choose from.
Did I mention how OP Sniper is? Hint: They are a mid and lategame anti-everything. With moderate support, it stays cloaked and it cannot be killed by long range stuff. And its is insta-hit artillery.
Only bad unit Cloaky really has is the Gremlin. So Gunship kinda works. But the in the long-term, it looks like devs have decided instead of nerfing Cloaky to buff almost every other factory instead. And Gunships haven't been buffed anyway.
Current 1v1 meta:
Shields+Tanks=buffed by devs, very viable. I'd say they are OP compared to the rest though.
Rovers+Gunships=Not buffed, kinda weak, still kinda viable.
Jumpjets=not buffed, has serious problems due to slow units and not enough strategic options. Also has no riot.
Hovers=nerfed, completely useless in high level 1v1s nowdays. Completely hard-coutered by Shieldbots.
Amphs=buffed, but the factory is really bad anyway due to every unit being slow and unable to kill skirmishers. Also bad HP/cost, no arty, no assault...
Spiders=somewhat buffed,viable but has problems countering cheap skirms early game.
I'd also say that Grizzly and Lance are OP, but they are redeeming features of their otherwise really bad factories.