I actually played a lance-heavy Imperium fleet in my first battles, as I didn't have any good skills to buff macros. I didn't lose too hard, and I won a few times. With increased range and accuracy order you won't do too bad, especially if you have cobras widowmakers, augur probes and increased spotting range. Makes it very difficult for enemies to stay or get out of range. It's definitely not the strongest fleet in the game or even for the Imperium, but it's ok.
Well, my quote is from this forum. Of course both doesn't really mean anything, but it wouldn't make any sense to not release patches during the beta, especially as they give partial access to singleplayer...and that should really help to find bugs there, too. Might be the patch will be a typical "day 1" patch, but that would surprise me.
This bug suddenly showed up today after me having no real problems besides a few crashes on startup. When I launch the game and I am in one of the menues, be it the main menu, battle or fleet menu, the game suddenly minimizes. If I go back into the game it does the same after sometimes 1 second or 30 seconds. It does not matter if I click somewhere or not. I haven't been able to launch a battle so far because of this so I can't say if the same would happen during a match.
I was able to fix this by changing the screen setting from Fullscreen to Borderless Windowed. Since then it did not happen again. It might have something to do with me running a dual monitor setup.