Spent a few hours in the Beta now (wasn't in the first one) and one thing is bugging me a lot. When ships get damaged now they just seem to turn into some sort of red slag that looks like it was borrowed Ultima Online in the 90's. The first game had great damage graphics with chunks of ships missing and on fire, now ships just turn into a bad pixel lava thing. Is this simply 'arriving with release' or is this something that has for whatever reason been changed from game 1 despite the fact the rest of the graphics seem improved for the most part?