Ballerium tries to be innovative both within the field of online gaming and that of RTS games, sometimes by adding original content and sometimes by redefining the genre rules.
Unlike existing online games, Ballerium takes the word "strategy" at face value. True, in many ways it embraces the industry standard that strategy games should include many tactical "ingredients" such as conducting a battle in real time. But Ballerium also includes strategy "ingredients" that make the game unique. Possibilities and concepts such as managing the army through generals, selecting attack formations, and even issuing AI preferences are among the possibilities that Ballerium offers as a strategy game.