Also, the mission "Defense Contract" has stopped dropping computer core fragments for a while now. That means that players can no longer gather enough fragments to start the mission "Salvage Dispute (Repeatable)".
There also seems to be a bug with demoting fleet leaders. If a fleet leader is demoted and he leaves before the demotion is complete, then the timer will continue to count down, but when it reaches zero, it will become stuck there. This prevents anyone from being promoted or demoted after the demoted fleet leader leaves.
Aren't a couple of them just, "go talk to this guy" type "missions?"
But the "Solanae Dyson Sphere" episode tab would practically be empty without them.
And that's the problem.
There is practically no story mission in the Solanae Dyson Sphere.
Devs should think about that.
Apart from the excellent "Sphere of Influence", Season 8 is devoid of meaningful story progression and story-driven gameplay.
The Dyson Reputation cutscenes are nice, but not at all enough.