I would like to see a really epic explosion from a cruiser that even causes the screen to shake. I don’t like how small the explosions are on the frigates and cruisers. They have reactors even more powerful than nuclear, they should leave a massive wake of destruction in and around the ship when it goes down. A frigate explosion should be 2-3 times bigger than the ship itself, same works for the cruiser. Fighters are fine the way they are, but should look a little more dead when they go down, like missing a lot of pieces.
Make the explosions look different based on the amount of damage that actually is taken from a hit, more damage, bigger explosion.
another thing I would like to see is chunks of a ship actually coming off when they are still alive.