making the game more real is the best of your ideas.
1 thing would be to take out some of these 1 hit kills.
when im playing online as VenoMuS(player name) i can battle with the best or worst for a good while, sometimes up to 5 min. an still have 100 health then 1 luckey hit and i loose,
that dosnt seem fair or fun.
about beta testing, im tottally for it if you still need more people.