I will sum my feedback up.
Pubstomping, Server disconnects, late joins, lags.
I have experienced atleast 3 Server disconnects within one single hour (ticket_validation_failed), there are microfreezes in matches. From the perspective of a newcomer, I am seeing this: A free to play game with a very opressive Grind that forces players to buy elite with real money to beat it, with a terrible Matchmaking, awful Server stability and performance stability.
Do you know the difference between George Orwells 1984 and Dreadnought? His Dystopia is working.
I do not hate any of you, and I don't want you dead. But I also don't want dreadnought to end up like Evolve or the F2P first person mech game Hawken. Loosing all players and being shut down.
You have to face the hard facts: The Grind is too opressive!
Do something, and no matter how difficult it is, do it fast and properly. Although I have never paid for Elite status or GP, it should not be that way. That Elite currently is the onliest option. I have 7 T4 ships or so, the most I got during two weeks of Elite. I have 17/17 vindicta modules reseached and bought, during my two weeks of elite. I have all T3 ships atleast unlocked, during, guess what? Correct, my Two weeks of Elite.
It is a true boost, sure. But what did I achieve without elite Status? I cannot remember. This is sad, and should not be.
Regarding the disconnects it is probably me, didn't knew that my Laptop/OS is that outdated, but the MM is not my fault. It is not fun being squeezed into a match without a ship selection, it happens so often. 15 minute of waiting time after a Server disconnect is not fun. A level based MM or something similar would be good. Stop spamming us with cosmetics and heroships, and rather put your efforts into important things like MM and the Grind/Progression System.
Look at my signature, and listen to us.