One thing that small fleets can help each other with is forming teams to play for Fleet Marks. Aside from not having lots of active players, it's the resource we're the most starved for.
Many of the new Fleet Mark scenarios will allow cross-fleet participation and between exchanging friend lists, using out-of-game communication, and setting up chat channels it should be possible to work it out.
Anyone interested in forming a small association of fleets, please contact me on the STO forums, in-game, or on our fleet forums (see my sig). If you're already in such an association, please let me know more about your association.
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