Thoughts on current build
Firstly, I’d just like to say thanks to the devs for the Invader skin, it looks fantastic and is a welcome addition to the coating even for backers with the other coatings. And thank you for the new molten lava map, it’s got some crazy terrain detail.
Still getting the 'You left game room' bug, submitted a bug report in-game earlier immediately after it occurred (once).
I had a contract to finish by playing one more team elimination match.... after waiting for 22 minutes on Veteran fleet for a team Elim match I gave up waiting and re-rolled the contract.
IMHO opinion, Elim is the worst game mode, mainly because it takes the longest to run though a game when compared to any other game mode.
Now Elim has been removed from the 'Any' game mode rotation I’m guessing there's no one playing it hence having to wait for over 22 mins for a match? But the patch notes mentioned that if you were waiting long enough a game mode would start and be populated with AI? Not seen that happen.
Notes on match making vs other players.
Matchmaking has improved, but my personal feeling is there are still issues. The Veteran matches now seem allot more balanced with players of the same rank and similar ship tech level.
Previously I (level 21) would have been matched against triple X players on the enemy team in T4 ships regularly, there are now few to no triple X players in Veteran matches, which is great, because those guys can rip you a new bunghole faster than you can click your fingers most of the time.
Legendary on the other hand is now too difficult.
All the triple X guys and gals seem to have been banished to Legendary fleets in their T4 but mainly T5 ships, with such a high concentration of the highest level most experienced players in Legendary, even on a winning team, my score is so low its actually better for me to play another Veteran match whilst the battle bonus is on cool down. I get spanked so hard in my recently unlocked T4 in Legendary fleets that it’s both lowering my K/D ratio, average score and as I mentioned above I'm earning less research/credits/free xp than playing a Veteran match in cool down.
Must be great for the Legendary triple X guys when a noob like me joins their match and gets roflstomped.
So again, devs, thanks for your continued work on the game, please fix lower rank players being matched against triple X guys in Legendary fleets.