Im so confused by the new tech tree. It is supposed to make things less costly for users, but it is anything but.
At T5 module ranges from 35-60k to research, then another35k to 65k to purchase.
Most matches I rank in top 3 players of my team. Its not unusual to have double digit kills and one or two deaths. So while I sit in number one on team with lets say my most recent match 13kills & 2 Deaths & 6 assists I got 1400 points.
so lets do some basic math
lets say the module is 45k.
45 000/ 1400 = 32.15
In other words I would need to play and WIN a minimum of 32 matches. For one module!
Lets give each match an estimated time of 12minutes
32(matches) x 12(minute lenght of match) = 6.4hours(time played)
So in other words on average to buy one t5 or even t4 (final) module you would spend around 6.4 hours playing. That is considering you win every match and your team isnt full of degenerates or bots who cant play. This game is free to play, but indeed it is catering only to players who pay to level up.
Dear developers, how do you expect players to test out every ship during this beta. Should we start playing at 6am till 6pm to maybe farm enough points to get two or three modules? Honestly, this may not even bother me if there was something more to gamplay other than what it is now. It may not bother me if you had "Guilds/Legions", it may not even bother me if you had a decent map in game, or if you had any tools to encourage team work. But you dont have any of that.
You have a few beautiful maps, a few beautiful ships and thats about it. Your design, concept, 3d artists deserve a raise because it seems like only they have been doing their job right. You have a balancing clusterFruck which progresivelly gets worse and worse with each update.
See if you are making this game an ungodly grind fest which it seems to be, I would have rather you charge me $5 or $10 or even $15 for this game, rather than manipulating me into spending $$ to advance. Yes I am not obligate to spend $m but when it takes days or weeks to acquire certain tech, yet i can pay $ to skip it all, you are esentially manipulating us, the players.
Do you, the developers realize how close you are to being slammed publicly by the community? The further and further you push this game into the realm of " Korean MMORPG money farms" the harder your community will lash out against you. I said this once before, your retention must be abhorent by this point.