Competition is fierce on the test server right now, as new beta invites kick in, and players get to enjoy the game for the first time before launch on December 6th.
Comfortable with the Sol (Human) side, more players seem to be gravitating towards that race, but in direct counterbalance, the Genari players are getting stronger. With more players to fight on the other side, and with their improved armor and starting advantage, they've captured more regions than Sol... for now.
Players joining the internal beta get free credits to try out the ship variants without cost to them. It also gives players a first hand experience of tactics before launch.