I would give Cryptic a whole month without asking for any new content, support or forum entries. Just to fix ship models and mission bugs.
Currently it feels like Cryptic is building the top floor of a house not realizing that the foundations have started to crumble.
More like running from one fire to the next, but same point really.
I honestly dont think the game would fall apart anymore than it already has with them all taking a 2 week break, people always need some downtime...1 day here 3 days there doesnt cut it, trust me I know, you spend a couple years doing something without much more than a 3 day weekend every few months and you get burned out big time, you get sloppy, you stop caring, you become irritable easy, and your overal quality of work goes down..
Its what I see here, the game launched, and we made massive strides in that first year, but than it started to slow down, than we got the f2p move, and now were past that and it just feels to be getting worse not better.
Not talking bout lockboxes, im talking about
Limited run missions/maps that serve no purpose in the grand scheme of things
A continued breaking of the science class as they put it "balancing" when a good amount of us have said the exact opposite.
Cruiser after Cruiser being placed in a lockbox/cstore when were in dire need of more escorts and science vessels for both factions
KDF getting 1 mission after like a year...
And a real expansion, this game to date has not had a real expansion, and imo that kills games
EQ managed 13 years of content filled expansions for a world that didnt exist to begin with, we have over 60 years of story to draw from and have nothing but BORG.
All the above to me looks like a break is needed by the team, As a player im taking a break and only popping in the forums here and there until I see a real reason to log back in.