I joined C&C Rivals couple of days ago
So far I'm enjoining my time on the game and already on league gold on full F2P account
here's few points that are frustrating/puzzling me a little :
Hope my english is not too crappy
Open to discussion
Don't worry about your english, you are doing great!
1) The game branches out more when you have access to all units. Early game strats include harvester then rifles, harvester then rockets, harvester then buggy, harvester then war dogs, harvester then drones, war dogs then harvester, rifles then harvester, rockets then harvester, bikes x2, scorpion tank rush, nothing but drones... just to name a few. If you think the early game is just shockwave spam and you lose from levels, then stop playing the game and beat them to the punch. Build a harvester, then go straight for a rhino. It will be nearly impervious to their rifles/shockwave units and can see 3 tiles to scout what they are building next so you can have your next counter ready and waiting!
2) Yea, this can be frustrating. Would be nice to have an option to toggle that if you fail to place the power on screen you have to re-select it to use it. Good suggestion!