Originally posted by Brad on the Steam forums.
Lots to talk about.
## Ashes v1.12 ##
This week we should have Ashes v1.12 out. The PHC Refinery is in this build along with bunches of small, UI tweaks and fixes.
The main balance change will come in the form of the Punisher's damage being reduced and the Brute getting some more HP. The Reaper will probably also get a minor buff to m ake it a bit tougher.
## Deluxe Campaign News ##
The campaign voice overs are now recorded and starting to be put in. This will be in English abd German. There are also 3 new cut scenes that help explain the story a bit more.
Once the deluxe campaign is done, we're going to move to campaign 2 which will tell the story from the Substrate point of view in a new sector.
## You are watching evolution in action ##
Traditionally, RTS's are released and stay relatively static. One big exception: Total Annihilation. Ashes will be following TA's lead on this in that what you are witnessing is an arms race between the PHC and Substrate.
The PHC will soon have the Athena and the Refinery. The Substrate will have to respond.
## Factions in the Singularity universe ##
You know of the PHC and the Substrate who are both derived from the same technology base. The Deluxe campaign will directly reference the third. The Nemesis project will will with the 4th race.
## We need your advice ##
The Steam summer sale is coming up soon. What we want to do between now and then is address things that you think turn new players off the game.
Obviously, with a limited amount of time there's only so much we can do. So in this thread, please let us know what *simple* things could we do that you think would make Ashes more appealing to you, your friends and new players?