I would like to suggest that the PVP and/or PVE matchmakers be removed, and leave the Sector Conquest in its matchmaker.
This will allow for much faster times to get in game, and as no one will be in the pvp/pve matchmaker queue’s, (For they will no longer exist.) there will be no shortage of players entering custom matches. Improve the custom battle to a large extent, though, currently, it’s looking fine.
Make it so you will gain normal rewards, and so on; ie, even if you have higher level ships than everyone else.
These matches will still be regulated via the manager, and the players will be able to witness the rules at work, so they’ll be able to give
better feedback. of course, they will still be able to switch to the unregulated settings.
Allow corp vs corp type matches in the regulated section, and wing vs wing, or squad vs squad. (up to 32 in game, 16 per team)
Improve regulation settings; ie, make it so you can keep the regulated settings while still restricting tiers/ranks of ships.
At the very least, it would be good to do this until the population starts booming.
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