ah...i actually liked how armor could get destroyed...u see, in the original game, the armour would be 100% intact but the trooper would be killed. now the armor has to go first before the trooper takes damage.
it actually increased trooper lifespan and makes the difference between marsec light armor and megapol heavy armor very obvious
for the probes and scouts...yeah i agree they usually get overwhelmed very fast
however the biggest damage comes from organization alliances. something that the player cannot see from his screen, but alien attacks on government buildings will rapidly cause 2 factions to form. the pro-gov and the anti-gov. with some corporations purposely neutral
wait till u enter the later weeks, thats when the fireworks really start between serious alien fighting pro-gov and pro-gov fighting anti-gov faction. the city WILL look like its in apocalypse
1 thing i have not 'balanced' yet is the market tho....