Got the beta and I quite enjoy the game, but I predict not getting much longevity out of it in the current state. A few basic things that would add a bunch to game longevity:
1 More ship classes, Corvettes, Battlecruisers, Destroyers, Battleships, possibly bombers.
2 Kinetic weapons, the only ones I’m seeing is missiles. What about Railguns, Gauss cannons, possibly even varieties of Railguns/Gauss Cannons that fire buckshot for increased shield disruption but less armor penetration. They would use less energy than energy weapons but be heavier.
3 Random mission generator, would pretty much make the game last at least twice as long.
Another gripe is the game doesn’t feel properly balanced yet, I need to play more to figure out the specifics but some games I have to give up because a few ships can’t take out a Cruisers shields one round but another round they can. Otherwise I’m enjoying this game and already in a day got my $20 worth out of it.