-New players get stomped by old pro players with fully upgraded tier 2 ships in Recruit fleet.
-Old players want to farm as much credits as possible so they join recruit. They are discouraged by maintenance fee and generally they earn much more in Recruit.
-Add MUCH more reward for higher fleet matches BUT don't allow new players to Veteran as fast as it is now because they will join it in they're second hour of game experience and will get destroyed by tier 4 ship, to do that:
1. Put some more requirements for joining Veteran, (for example at least 3 or more tier 2 ships to join MM for Veteran),
2. Increase cost of tier 2 ships (only),
3. Move tiers for veteran up to 3-4 and leave alone Recruit at 1-2.
This way high tier players will farm with themself in Veteran, max tier players will go for legendary (because of MUCH bigger rewards) and new players will spend more time learning game with other like them in lower tiers because they will be unable to join Veteran as fast as it is now and get discouraged from playing further.