Trying to do this mission but can only seem to scratch around 5 players together, not enough. How do i get enough players to do it? (I'm in the UK). Can i carry on playing after having joined the fleet queue then it'll let me know once there are enough, which there never are
You need as many players as you can possibly get for this mission. I strongly suggest you make your attempts on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays (Christmas and New Year's Day are coming up, which should be good days to see lots of people in the game) so you'll have plenty of available ships flying around looking for something to do.
What's a kiter? I'm a noob so don't get all the jargon and abbreviations
You need 'occupations' to successfully complete this mission. Some people are needed to hammer damage onto the Crystalline Entity, reducing its hit points and eventually destroying it. However, other people are needed to blow away the crystal fragments it flings off, which will return to the Entity if they aren't destroyed, and they'll restore lost hit points to it.
The people who fly around and shoot the fragments are the 'kiters.'
Raid Alliance completed this several weeks ago. We used a core of CSV escorts, with sci ships providing tractor repulsors and a few cruisers with FAW for support. Thing went down in like 15 minutes. Piece of cake with the correct group and proper coordination.