Fleets in this game are a joke as it is, there aren't enough consistent people online and in-game to sustain active fleets for very long. It's hard to find fleets that have people communicating in them everyday that last a long time. I've been in about 20 fleets during my time in this game during the last 3 years, and I haven't found one yet that sustains active communication in the fleet. It may last a few months, and when the game was new they were active, but fleets don't last long in this game. People lose interest, once they get to level 50 there is nothing to do so they stop playing, and the fleet dies. Fleets are pretty much mainly good for new players, or players leveling up. For people at level 50, and have been at end-game for 2 years, it's hard to find active fleets.
Therefore, Season 6 sucks in the sense that it focuses on something that isn't active enough. It'd be like spending a whole season on PvP, which no one hardly plays anymore.
I wish instead Season 6 had focused on end-game content, or new featured series or episodes. Some new content that keep people active in the game would be nice.
"Would you mind not standing on my chest? My hat's on fire." - The Doctor
I work messed up hours, some weeks im working over night, others im up early in the morning and home by 3pm, therefore my game play time is equally sporadic.
Because of this and because i like to do my own thing i have not joined a fleet.
But not wanting to miss out on all the fleety goodness coming our way i have created my own fleets, one each for my Fed and KDF, all with the help of some kind people responding to my shouts out in Zone chat.
They helped me form it and then left, i then invited my alts and hey presto single person fleet!
From what i've read and been told by the devs on TTS, they are aware of a large number of single player + Alts fleets and have designed the Fleet system with us loners in mind.
You can advance your fleet just the same way a "normal" fleet can, sure it will take considerably longer, but its do-able.
I remember reading either here or in the chat about someone saying that it was possible to have 1 person fleet's just by having people help you start it, then populate it with your own alts, and then they leave. - - usually you'll have to pay them off with something, but if this works, then you're not out anything.
if it doesn't work, I've ran into situations like this with making guilds for other mmo's, and my experiences with pug guilds has been mostly positive. alot of people are in this same situation, would be willing to do their part if it helps them get their goal as well, and since you meet them while you're playing, are most likely going to be playing the same general time as you. - - - just be smart about it, don't put anything you care about into the fleet bank and stuff like that.
Colony invasion, no win scanario and the tholians incursion can all be played without being in a fleet
the others, starbase defence, red alert, incursion and blockade, all you need to do is to be in a fleet to play them. it does not matter how many people are in the fleet. just being there will allow you to team with other people who are in fleets. so just find any fleet and join up. there are hundreds of casual fleets that wont require anything of you and you can play the events. you might even join a fleet you like and find you can have more fun that you realised.