So I bought the game a few hours ago and have found that it is far too easy to beat, that or I have just found a strategy that makes me win every battle nearly 98% to 0%
The strategy is straight forward, I put the worst thruster on a ship, so it is slow as dirt but cheap. Then I equip good point defense vs. fighter craft, repair bots, great shields, and then pure plasma on some to take down enemy shields and pure laser on some others for when the shields are down. My ships rarely are destroyed. Fighter craft are soon destroyed before dealing enough damage that my repair bays can’t handle, missiles and guns just hit my shields, and I waltz through the opposition.
With using ships like these I was able to unlock all the assets after only a handful of battles, because I don’t have to use all my money in order to win, in fact I only have to use about 1/3 of my alloted cost, so I get between 10,000-30,000 honor points after every battle.
This strategy has yet to fail me, and so though I enjoy the game for the first hour, it is now just lame.
Please find a way to balance this out, otherwise the game is pointless if you can win every time
Edit, just had my point proven when I played online and found the most difficult battles employed this exact strategy. One strategy shouldn’t be able to beat every other, IMHO.