Having purchased the... more expensive pack (4-5 hero ships included)... My thoughts on it are.. I should WANT to play my hero ships.
The problem I am encountering is.. the progression system actively thwarts that ideal.
If I play a paid for hero ship, I make somewhere around 10-25% of the 'usable' xp that someone else gets on whatever non-hero ship they are playing..
This is because hero ships, fully researched by default, still gains 'ship xp' instead of free xp. (it still gains the 10-20% free xp, same as any ship does.)
My issue with this is.. if I want to progress down the various trees, I need either ship xp on the specific ships (meaning, play THEM instead of the hero ships), or free xp, which the hero ships make very little of without conversion, a paid feature.
My thoughts on the matter are, I have already paid for the hero ship, why must I continue to pay to use it?
I do understand the ship xp to free xp 1cent per 40xp conversion.. and I can agree with it from the standpoint of 'developers have to make money'.. but I would ask that you simply charge more for hero ships, and 'bake' that cost into them, instead of forcing people who have already paid for the ship to pay to convert its earned ship xp into usable free xp on toehr ships.
Thank you for your time.