Infiltrator wrote:Several friends of mine, one who owns an internet cafe named Heroes, have fine tuned a map for absolute balance, and guess what - the fortress guy would get a free cape of velocity at the start (among other things) to stay competent with the other factions. Initial testing has proven that even then, Fortress was a masochistic choice.
There what I see is, that they can't play with Fortress. This town is special and require the map being done for it. If that rule is kept all is ok. Giving Fortress hero additional artifacts, several how you noted, is exactly what is not needed.
Furthermore right developed Fortress is killer, devastating tank which will sweep your Archangels and ransack whole land with Tons of Hydras and the rest of army leftovers.