I would also like to strongly second one of Hank's statements. In recent times it's fast become my belief that the fleet has suffered in part because we strive hard to play clean games, to encourage others to do likewise and because we refuse to abuse the game any more than it's already been abused.
While we've on occasion been a little zealous in converting the playerbase to the clean and plain side of life, we've also long had the support of many in the community for our policies and the way we play the game. There are quarters who'd like to drag everyone down to the same level, and the mere existence of the fleet infuriates them. It's my belief that this is the reasoning that led to the original intense scrutiny, and in reaching out with a fig leaf to all PvP players I'm by no means excusing said behavior.
Respect did start forming for that desire to play clean as you say. However the human downside is that 99% of the good deeds can easily be wiped out by that 1% bad which seems to be the case.
I am not going to ask on behalf of the community but on a personal level, to avoid these situations escalating like it did in such a rapid manner, how can we bring any issues up regarding your fleet? And more importantly, how would we be informed how that issue has been dealt with to give me the confidence that you as a fleet are being proactive about dealing with the bad minority? If this helps other get the confidence, its a bonus.
Before the same question is asked of the pandas, I'll answer by saying any wrong doings by the pandas can be forwarded to Bieber or Herb who are our current fleet reps. There are no leaders in Pandas, just nominated reps.
PvP for old and new.
"No, there is no real problem with P2W in STO. Obviously, if you fight against someone with an equal level of skill in the game, better equipment will give you an edge. But usually, it is the skill level that determines the outcome, not the P2W." - Sprinkles