Geekybiker said:It think part of the problem is that you never have two players of the exact same skill to judge the effectiveness of a fleet. The only real solution to that is to sit down and play with yourself.
I'm not so sure about that either. I think the best we can do is a consensus. If a lot of people point out an imbalance, odds are there will be some weight behind it.
In my neck of the woods Whitestar and I actually talk about how to help the other player whether its ship choices, manuevers or what have you. We actually have 2 sets of eyes for each fleet and try to do the best tactic for that fleet. This is one of the ways we test things. If I miss something, he may not. Granted this isn't perfect and it kind of why a consensus would be beneficial. The louder the screaming, the more likely it will get looked at. The only thing is, we need some constructive, effective way of baselining what is working and what MAY not be working.
At this point I also want to send kudos to Mongoose for always listening to everyone on the boards!