In starcraft 2, mothership was initially introduced as a better/stronger replacement for the arbiter with the only down side that you can only have 1 of it (Hero unit). This idea, however, had failed terribly after beta balance testing which then lead to some unique/powerful abilities got removed after the initial launch. But still, 1 issue was remain unsolved: Cloaking field cause lag.
It took blizzard almost a year to finally tweak the ability in 1.4.0 .
The Mothership's Cloaking Field no longer cloaks all units instantaneously, but rather adds units to the cloak field over time (maximum of 25 per second). This should alleviate "Mothership Lag" issue when a Mothership comes online.
This patch, however made the game change in the direction that go against blizzard's moto: 'Do not make complicated things that we cant explain in Tooltips' (see Kennigit's interview with Dustin Browder). As a result, the mothership is gone in HoTS, following with the cloaking field ability.
Personally to me, the reason i choose protoss since BW was because i feel like its the coolest race among the 3 with high technology that could make stuff invisible and the powerful carriers fleet flying across planets. Removing these 2 elements just make Protoss an entire different race from the beginning of the story line. All we see now is tons and tons of laser beam of death....
As that to be said, did you think blizzard failed in coding cloaking field into sc2 engine which then lead to the decision of removing mothership? Do you think Protoss has lost its originality going into HoTS? Which one do you prefer more? Invisible army moving from the shadow across the galaxy or a ball shooting out laser beam of death?
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P/s: anyone find the Oracle + replicant looks a lot like BW science vessle? ~_~ almost direct copy?? Tempest is clearly just a fat+clow corsair... no more no less...