I am not sure how people feel about The Briar Patch, but it needs to be fixed. Granted Open Beta sucked since it is a L8 or 9 mission. Tier 1 ship FTL and tier 2 was not much better. My Nova Class science vessel was blown up by one explosion. Cruisers could handle 1 and a warp core breach from ship and still live. (at full hull)
Granted being blown up by a cloud the mysteriously spawned on top of you or near you (4km). I had many a rage fits from getting creamed, but getting through it and NEVER having to do it again was always a joy.
Since late open beta it now takes 40 shots to blow them up and they do like 1/2 the damage. DUMB. find a happy medium. 3 or 4 shots and keep the original damage. 1 shot and have it do less then original damage (or have shields help absorb damage.
It is now far too easy (as well as a lot of stuff in the game). Maybe i am old school, but i like to work for things and not have stuff handed on a silver platter to me. why play if thats the case.
I know this isnt something most people want to hear, but make the leveling slower. Its not that fun when you you are an LC3 and still finishing up L6-9 missions. Make the missions more rank appropriate. anywho thats my 2 cents.
I kinda miss the beta Patch. It was SERIOUSLY annoying, and utterly perfect as a challenge. I had my Constitution refit take a metreon gascloud on the chin and survive, JUST barely, at like 3.99km or something. It was a map that required you to slow WAY the heck down and think your way through.