I so much agree with Kiiyor, devs and gamers alike are using the "Its in beta card waaaaay to often".
There was a time when you were in a beta you were extremely close to playing a released version of the game in terms of mechanics and most major things were just working.
Sure things like balance changes and little bugs will crop up but "thats" what beta is for. Not to completely overhaul the game or completely break it. This is what you do in the alpha phase of game development.
Dreadnought is having some severe issues and I am not even talking about grind issues or balance issues. But nasty issues like the matchmaker and certain mechanics not working properly. Not to mention we are in a "technical beta" which is pretty much open beta now. So they are very close to releasing it and going live. Not only do I find it troubling that there are still quite a few issue but they want to push it into live in this state or atleast thats the impression I am getting.
Plus to top it all off, there will be no more wipe meaning that closed beta testers will take all their progress into live. Which makes no sense to me what so ever, this means all closed beta players will be miles ahead of new people coming in. By then I certainly hope newer players will never see a T4 ship until they can actually fly one themself because o boy the tears will almost be worth licking up at that point.
Also those that buy a merc pack now, they get their 30 elite status.... But it cleary says that they will be rewarded the 30 days when the game goes live... But we are in beta are we not ?