as an alpha player i am so sick of these threads. actually had a good experience yesterday in my games. teams were balanced as far as ranks/levels are concerned.
yes you will sometimes get queued up against higher ranked players. it's early access of closed beta.....
and don't talk about the balancing of ships if you have little to no playtime on all the ships in the game.
it's a beta. the playerbase is just starting to get big enough for matchmaking algorythms to grip.
go to the community discord, team up with people. learn from others. keep playing and don't get discouraged.
you are not here to test a finalized product.
you are here to betatest, find bugs, report found bugs and give CONTRUCTIVE feedback.
calm your horses.