It's been said on HLP's IRC that INFASA will have BoE missions because of the Ricochet Effect. This is false: the RE means that it's impossible to execute direct jumps from one planet to another (thus ending a war in a matter of hours), and also gives the outer colonies a considerable advance (the Martians will easily penetrate Earther space while the contrary is harder to accomplish due to energy constraints).
It's also been said that subspace missiles are overpowered - this is not true. They're used for planetary defense purposes, and they can be easily disrupted by disabling the missile batteries' control facilities (which happens about thrice during the main INFASA campaign). There are versions of the missiles which can be carried by GTB Zelos superbombers, but they're very limited in number (just like the bombers) and also require incredibly advanced OCPs to be used. Additionally, groups of Zelos superbombers (like the Martian Republic's Talisman Brigade) are not deployed unless it's absolutely necessary.
I'm working a lot on the Ricochet Effect's importance, and sometimes I consider it one of the most prominent INF characters. The main episodes of the main campaign will be focused on its consequences, and it will have an even more prominent role in INFA2. The RE doesn't imply any BoEs - it makes carriers incredibly important units, and this fact will be fully exploited in INFA2.
EDIT: If you have any questions about INF's current plans, post here and you'll get a proper answer.
None of these things were said on IRC. At the time we were having a thoughtful discussion because we were interested in and pleased by the depth of INFASA.
The points that came up were a) that powerful SSMs would shift the balance between fighters and warships, and b) that BoEs might become more likely due to the Richochet Effect because force concentration would be more important. In a sense the Richochet Effect moves some of the rules of land warfare into space (which was clearly your intent.)
One idea was that it makes wars in FreeSpace much shorter; you no longer have to worry about the deterrent effect of enemy ships, because they can't reach your rear areas. Bigger fleets can group up and hit the enemy's homeworld right away, instead of taking time for a long war.
I don't understand why you're taking second-hand reports of IRC conversation that make it sound like we're just flaming INFASA and reacting to those. People were interested in and intrigued by the ideas; we were discussing them civilly and trying to figure out the consequences. It was a compliment to your work, not an attack on it.
Please don't say things like 'this and this was said on HLP IRC' when you weren't present and it, in fact, wasn't