I realy hope what this joke of customization system with 2 skills for flagship and 2 upgrades for WHOLE fleet is just part of the beta and in actual release we will have full upgrade,skill,crew and services list for each ship in fleet just like in Armada 1.
If yes , please ignore this post and everything below this point.
Cz if not game is already worse than Armada 1 and by much. I mean nearly whole point of nearly all W40 games and universe is high customization of your army and your strats. You not only can choose your race, your faction but also give them YOUR personal touch and usually this include customization of each squad or in our cause ship, which we dont have for some reason at the moment. You could made empirial ramming fleet with troop upgrades and additional armor, or orcish control fleet with gravity rays, or eldar carrier spam, you know, your personal little cheese. You could enter fleet customization menu and go like "All right our flagship not gona engage in close battle so il give him range upgrades and teleport so he could escape if enemies will come close and personal, for this ship il raise troop value and give him more armor and upgrade his strike so he could block ramming enemies or ram himself, and for last one il give stasis,radar and engines upgrade and he will be support".
I realy prefer situation when i have only 1 ship in each category but customizable then this system with 3 "different ships" one with torpedoes,one with hangars and one with bigger guns but identical in every other thing. I want for each ship be my creation i will use for my strat, not to painfully squeze existing and unchangeble ship hulls with strat i gona use.
I want to be in control of my ship design, not being controled by my ship design.
You could say what i can, for example, change race if i want to change playstile but in this casing the whole point. I dont want to go in battle and just from loading screen and race info already get nealy all possible info about what my opponent capable and uncapable of. I realy want to see something original and expect something different. In Armada 1 you could expect something different from same race, in Armada 2 you cant.
And for the cherry on the top,since flagships are only ships with skills now their value in battle raise from high to "flagship kill=autowin". This is just stupid.
Dear developers, i realy like you previous Armada and i can see many things i like in new one but customization system was one of the best things in first game and thus what makes first game right now better than the second one. I realy hope you will bring this system back. If not i would possibly asked for refund but i already have much more than 2 hours in Armada 2.