Yes, that’s exactly how Starcraft 2 works.
In ladder, nobody runs out with Marines all game long and be like “ho ho, look at me and my all powerful no Stim Pack marines, hahaha…” It is because that research is good because it is by design - that all units get a power boost when the player chooses to get that research upgrade. Otherwise, it’ll feel like it is just a useless thing, why would anyone get a research for any unit if that research does not power boost?
This is true for Coop as well. Each research is meant to give a power boost to that unit, so that if/when the player chooses to invest, that unit gains a power jump and becomes more powerful. This can be seen with Marine + Stim Pack, Zealot + Whirlwind, Zergling + Adrenline, Tank + Maelstrom Rounds, Dark Templar + Fury Strike, Baneling + Centrifugal Hook, Ascendant + Mind Blast, NEED I GO ON ???
While it is true some commanders suffer from “too many research options” as well as “too expensive in cost”, namely Karax. This is why many of the revamp/balance topics specifically refer to this issue. This is an adjustment issue in usually the cost but not of their function.
Giving players more options to choose different tech paths, research upgrades, and compositions is a great thing. It provide longevity to coop as a whole by opening up variety of viable options.
Yet, here you are literally complaining that
I didn’t “put words in your mouth”, it is simply what you are implying. You simply don’t want to research anything. You just want:
- Marines to come out with Combat Shield and Stim Pack.
- Banelings to automatically have Centrifugal Hook (+15% speed), Corrosive Acid (+100% damage), and Rupture (+50% splash).
- Ascendants to warp in and instantly Mind Blast for 200 dmg.
- Ultralisks that spawn with Chitonous, Leech, and Burrow Charge.
Because yeah, those are absolutely not overpowered. What purpose is there to playing the game at all? Just make any unit at that point and win.
This is why I said, if you don’t like how the game is LITERALLY designed, then play a different game man lol.
After all of this, I know I’m just waste my breath. Good thing I can take solace in knowing the dev team isn’t nearly as simple in their thinking as what you are suggesting. I’d say enjoy, but I know you won’t lol.