It's beta people, this time is for us to test things. I would prefer not having to spend 3 hours in que looking for a deathmatch just so I can do what they are asking me to, god forbid you went looking for elimination...you'd be there for days.
Yes, we are all aware that higher levels have the advantage in officer briefings, weapons, ship selection...the whole nine. However, realize that you goal here is to try to break their game, then report your findings so the stuff doesnt happen when it goes into the wild. Additionally, I would ask that people lay off with the "oh this game will fail unless it completely changes something i dont like". It wont. What has the potential to kill it though is that negative attitude spreading amoungst the new players in the community. Take your licks, earn your way, learn to play the game PROPERLY and with FRIENDS, then formulate a decision.
This is terrible, terrible, terrible advice. First impressions make or break a game. Most people decide if they want to continue to play a game or not within a few hours. Not only that, the size of the this "closed" beta isnt even that small. They gave out codes like candy at a parade on top of being able to get in with founders. It feels small because people have stopped playing in droves. That needs to be fixed.