If what @Asmodan says is true for all scenarios then for us beginners playing the game I think it's a step too far. I don't want to be constantly running from shielded CV's if I want to go to my moon..... It's hard to get "tougher" is you are spending all your time getting little bits of ores while dodging the CV's. It's also easy you you who have played thousands of hours on the game. You know the best tactics and the ins & outs of the game. Just imagine some newbie who gets this when its released to 1.0 and keeps getting killed every time they leave their starter planet... talk about bad reviews.... They should have these CV's in other systems... Not the starter one.