So, I put 5 newbies through the academy at my annual GameStorm session: 15 minutes or so of explaining the jobs, and half an hour of "push this button to go forward" instruction, and then about half an hour of "level 4 until you die". After that, I opened up the rest of the LAN room to the gallery, and we got 3 or 4 ships going, and cranked it up to level 8 or so. Pretty much the same thing as the previous two years - fun stuff, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Somehow my ship of newbies self-destructed, and wanted to respawn. We hit the button, and they come back in, but the space docks aren't yellow anymore - they're red. The science officer (who had been de facto captaining while I was organizing the other ships) says: "Hey... the space stations are red on my screen... that's weird. Hey - that one fired a torpedo at us!!"
He followed that up with a resolute: "Shields up! Load the torpedo tubes!!"
This crew of "never-played-befores", on an hour or so of training, proceeded to destroy 2 space stations plus one other player ship before they ran out of energy and ordnance. Proudest moment of my career as an Artemis trainer.