Don't think one is coming with S9, it'd be on Tribble by now. Maybe there will be a Season 9.5, eh?
I'd rather they wait until they have some really neat ideas for what to do. Some really unique rewards.
This is what I am thinking as well. The Dilithium Mine didn't come with Legacy of Romulus, but a month later. Of course, it is always possible that the next Fleet Holding will be in the Delta Quadrant which means that it will likely be around the end of the year if the Expansion is introduces the Delta Quadrant with actual content.
while our fed fleet probably wouldnt be excited for another holding or tier, our kdf fleet would relish an opportunity to grow.
ive always thought it was a huge mistake to let fleets outpace the rate at which new holdings/tiers are introduced. in a 'perfect world', the fastest fleets would set a benchmark to ensure that before they could completely finish the base a new holding (or some sort of epic undertaking) would become available.
there are many threads about that underscore the 'fleet credit problem' and this approach is a sure-fire fix.