Hi, will there be a new persistent multiplayer mode or was this just gimped? Now it feels like a regular ranked skirmish multiplayer game. The old gave you a fleet to manage and you could improve and micro manage every little ship. I even tried to jump out of bad battles just to save my captains in BFG 1 if they served the emperor well. Now emergency jumps have no meaning, as in the next fight you can use all your ships fully repaired no matter what.
Also you just click on 4 skills in the beginning and that's it. Where are the tactical decisions, that you want a better ram on one ship and better detection on other ships? This feels like a streamlined version of BFG 1 for the mass market :(. The table top feel is kinda gone.
What made BFG 1 different for me was, that you didn't only fight one battle at the time but always had to think about your next upcoming fight. Is it worth it to go all in, or do you save your resources or ships, so you that you don't get obliterated in your next fight? Do you love your ships enough to try to play save or do you just waste them heads on? Even in the tabletop game you spend hours preparing each ship after you bought them and that was part of the hobby. Now its just "pick 8 anonymous ships and klick on ranked, even though only persistent had an active player base before."
The matches are still fun, but I don't see that much long time motivation. If I want to grind a ranked ladder I can play any other game. The permanency made this different for me and it is gone :(.