Was only able to start playing after patched to 12.1 and ran into more issues at the start of turn 1. Sunrider does not counterattack when Bianca pulls enemy ryders into its range. Phoenix and Cera Gunboats counterattack as usual. Assault on Sunrider works as normal but its counterattack is oddly dysfunctional.
I think I might play for bugs instead of trying to complete it. This beta has lots of issues.
I've tried to replicate it but was unable to. even at 0 energy the sunrider seemed to counter attack just fine. however, it won't if it's affected by flakdown which is by design. if you have a save file where this is happening I'd love to take a look at it.
Ok I think I know the reason why Sunrider can't counterattack. It seems its flak is zero for no reason. Checked this in turn 1 and it was already zero, so it wasn't under FlakOff by any PACT Support. One Alliance Cruiser also had its flak zeroed. All Arcadius ryders also had their flak zeroed (should be 40). All these were not under FlakOff
This needs to be addressed or no balance considerations can be made. I consider all play made under such circumstances invalid and will probably have to restart from scratch.
EDIT1: Retested from earlier save, and ran into same issue: Sunrider, 1 Alliance Cruiser and all Arcadius have no flak.
Started fresh with a new game and Sunrider has flak in Cosette battle. Would really prefer not to repeat everything... kinda waiting for a fix at this point, but I guess I will if I have to. Might be a whole week before I finish things and can give proper feedback in that case though, expecting a busy week ahead and still tired from travelling.
EDIT2: Retried with v12.2. Doesn't help matters I'm afraid. I guess I'll be slogging through Cosette tomorrow...