I wasn't tryin to imply there were non-universal ships, my b.
There is certainly the occasional try hard rando that tips our games balance, but we regroup in the lobby after each match and most often don't see the same person more than 1 or 2 times.
I always let the people I'm playing with know that when we play PvP it is first and foremost for the simple joy of beating each other up, second for the SG, and lastly to try and win or gain rankings. The game mode is fairly well made and simple, but sorely niche and as a result unbalanced due to the difference in player skill, connection speed, etc.
PvP's problems are simply the fact that it's not the focus of the game and that it places players with very different situations against eachother. So taking it seriously is just not worth it a majority of the time. I appreciate it for the easy SG and laughs we can have once a week.