Tbh the game's dreadfully unbalanced even without starcards. Galactic Assault attacking forces are drastically disadvantaged with team lives. Most of my matches end within 5 mins without even getting past the first round. Nobody plays officer because it's a pathetically weak class, nullifying the aspect of team play. Rounds inevitably just devolve into sentry spam because heavy is the only viable class to play unless you're an assault jacked on rare star cards.
I also can't seem to get a game without joining during the last half a minute of the round either.
Why I thought this was a smart purchase is beyond me.