Got to play this on a free weekend awhile back and other than the tutorial,
I was unable to play anything because;
1) THERE ARE NO PLAYERS!
Seriously, I tried at least TEN times to get in a game and no one was ever on!
This wasn't 10 times in a row, this was 10 times spaced over 2 days and
not one single person was playing!
I even made an exception in my Firewall on my OS and my router just to
make sure it wasn't something on my end. No dice :(
2) Their is NO SINGLE PLAYER / BOTS / AI
The Devs "claim" putting AI Bots in the game is impossible...
IMPOSSIBLE? No. Just No. Hard maybe, require some effort,
but IMPOSSIBLE? No.
They should have followed their intial plan and had this game free-2-play.
I think at least the multi-player part wouldn't be dead.
This game is a FANTASTIC game for what it is,
but if your MULTIPLAYER is dead and that's all you have to go on,
then your game is basically in the graveyard.
I wish I could recommend this game because the game engine is beautiful
and the game itself feels great.
Please Devs, make the game Free-2-Play.
Make extras like skins or non-essential different ship layouts cost say, $0.99.
Don't make it Pay-2-Win and I bet you people would buy a skin or two to play this game.
I rarely buy anything in Free-2-play games, usually because things are too-overpriced or
are not permanent, but a low priced skin or two?
I would definitely do that and I think a lot of others would too.
Barring that, add some singleplayer AI/Custom Maps with AI/Bots (Not Drones, but honest to goodness real AI) and people would play this game again, esp. with custom maps support.
Do one of the above please, and get this game out of an early grave.