I received my Beta invitation today and started playing immediately. Yeah it's like BP in space. But it's faster...travel times. And base design isn't a major deal. It's enjoyable to play. I dunno..it's cooler. 3D corrds. The setup with attacking cargo fleets instead of mines. The "world map" is you in orbit above a planet. I have had a few people ask me about the game who also applied for the Beta testing but haven't received the invite yet. Many want to be Beta testers too so I said I'd ask in these forums if you, Kixeye, will be sending out more "invites"? More as time goes by or what? I also think think game is going to hurt Battle Pirates. The climb to the top is more fun than the top itself. A lot of people will want to start from scratch and apply what they learned in BP. Space battle is just more fun that sea battles.