I know people love numbers so lets put some to the test.
Above a fleet size of about 25 active player accounts playing 2-3 times a week, the expectation is that these fleets will fill up project requirements quickly but be gated by the time it takes for the upgrade projects to complete.
That is what they said when they released the content. So lets look at a Tier 2 fleet project.
A Tier 2 project takes 600 fleet marks. They can have 3 projects running at once so that is 1,800 FM. 1,800 divided by 25 is 72. So each day a person needs to make 72 fleet marks to keep a 25 man fleet going and only be gated by the time factor.
72 FM each day now lets multiple it out to 7 days is 504. Now lets go down to 3 days a week, is 168 per day they login to the game. At 50 FM per hour that is over 3 hours of grinding just FM to fill up tier 2 projects.
A Tier 3 project takes 900 fleet marks. So that is 2,700 FM each day. So then each player is responsible for 108 FM per day. And to break it down to playing 3 days a week 252 each day they play. Again that is over 5 hours of grinding FM to make it work.
So they have lied outright when they said that the 25 active players playing 2-3 times a week would be gated by time. Even if I jump it to 50 active players it only cuts those numbers in half and that still requires everyone to jump on and contribute the FM when they need them.
When will this game stop being stripped of all that is good?
Foundry Duty officer reports now not offering Fleet Marks? It was the only good way of gaining a small chunk of these in any time - hardly worth playing the PvE when you either get shoved into a team that has either never played or cares for following the order of the event... Half hours work for 27FMs
Romulan Distress Call: Mogai & D'deridex changed to 60 seconds but still with a 15 minute cool-down?
To be honest, I have stopped complaining about Dilithium, appears to fall on deaf ears! But at least stop taking away the other benefits. As it stand, I spend a lot of REAL money on this game a month as I like it, but sorely losing interest with the changes being made without player consideration.
Please consider better Fleet Mark Events with as SET Minimum Earn - Say, 50FMs Per PvE/30mins cool down