Hey after all this time (I haven’t played for >1year now) I still struggle with the unintuitiveness (if that’s an actual english word).
So as it happens I just wanted to play, so I joined a server (0 players at the time). However, there was nothing i could to to actually join the match (I thought bots would still fight when no humans are there?).
Nothing happened when i clicked on “Instant Action” or “Deploy At”.
According to those buttons I had either “Not enough credits” or “No A.I. ship available”.
I quit and tried another server (also 0 players), and the same thing happened.
Maybe the matches were in a state where new players couldn’t join (?), but please give the player a meaningful hint.
I have no idea what’s going on, and the situation that a player wants to join a game but can’t is probably not ideal, generally speaking…
I mean, i was basically locked out of the entire game.
I’m writing this here hoping that feedback like this would be useful for you, not to actually complain.