Brother Belial#4215 posted (#post-225104) said:
Having a P2P option wouldn't really help the game. Your friend could turn up to a match and still get eaten alive byTbyT3's that have more experience. If he wants to skip the grind he can with hero ships. Sure they can't be customised, and are generally considered really bad past T2, but that's the price you pay to "skip" the grind.
Getting beaten because someone played better than you is vastly different than getting beaten because someone has ground out more upgrades. It's vastly preferable because player skill should matter while the sheer time you played shouldn't.
From your description, it sounds like hero ships are a trap aimed at the players that want to pay2play but don't actually have that option. Is that accurate?
Also, can you elaborate on why it wouldn't work? If everyone is on a level playing field and you lose because you played worse or they have better teamwork, I would hope that's working as intended.