To close out the side topic about Fuel Burn, Next to no one used it in MP anyway. Before you way “I did! I did!” it was not the agreed on default ladder setting, so rarely seen. Other defaults included No Crates (their spawn time became predicable and the items they game would offset the balance of a game way too much. I MD in the first 3 minutes on Radial?? A Carrier in a Carrier only game???), 5k ru, Research on, no resource injection, no bounties.
These game modes were so common in fact that you did not look for them to be there. If anything was changed, people would leave the game upon noticing. The onus was on the host to INFORM players that one of these accepted defaults was changed.
Back on the subject of defenders. Loved them, Saw defender subsystems in the tech tree in TB’s game play vid, glad they are back, can’t way to use them with DFGs in one of the strangest marriage of unlikely complementary vehicles I’ve every seen.