I'm using Python and I've noticed I'll have a few games in a row where my initial three ships will crash headlong into a planet.
This never happens on practice matches on my home pc.
When this happens my ships won't move for the first two rounds, while opponents ships are moving.
Normally my ships start up on round zero like everyone else's.
Due to these anomalies I'm thinking it's a server issue. I'm guessing my program isn't synced with the game properly.