I have been playing he beta and now of course trying to play on steam... any who. It has occured to me that I have never experienced damage from nearby ship explosions. I generally play Artillary or Tactical ships so I am not often in close proximity to enemy ships as I am either plinking away from afar or healing up friendly vesels. I have seen how ever when I get jumped and I explode near someone that their shields will light up... Can I hope to get a postumous kill by blowing up near an enemy vessel?

They really need a way to display if the server is down.