If I may have a moment of the Dev's time.
Bought an elite membership. Started making good progress. Even managed to unlock two tier IV ships.
Average ship exp rewards would net me from 2500-4000 ship xp per match. Now, its more along the lines of 600-1500. With a module cost for Tier IV being 22000-28000 (some less critical being 14000) its now safe to say, to unlock a single module I will have to play a dead minimum of... 15 to 18 matches per module. This is with 4 modules per tree and three trees to complete before eligible for a next Tier ship. Nevermind the purchase of a single Tier V would take hundreds of matches just for the ship.
Please tell me this is a bug or something. It was bad enough as it is to mentally acknowledge unlocking a tier V would a month of grinding. Now, its moved out of reach.
Thanks for your time!