Free Play Hardest Difficulty

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Hey guys, came back to check on the game after the update. Love the new save game feature, hope we can have more campaign missions soon.  :)

Played around a bit with the Free Play map on hardest difficulty (Custom Species, Ramp with Spikes, Max Start Difficulty, Upkeep, Nest Invasion/Uber Creature/Attack Waves/Fog of War) and got to Wave 28 after a couple tries. Pretty difficult, here's my highest score right now.

Did Mortars really got nerfed? I might switch to Rapidfire next time.

I compared some of my older videos to some battle-simulator stuff, and it seems they really did get a nerf, and a very heavy one. 

I also recall that I could make lvl 3 mortar beat rapid-fire with equivalent food, but now it seems like this never happens (it's not even close). 
And on the sixth day, God created ant in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.  Amen.