What exactly are your goals and/or intentions? i had a quick read but not entirely sure. Wish there was more opinion polls on forums for certain player bases so we can see exactly what their beef is with this game.
I know my top two are "no PvP rewards or as mainstay" and "Fed players" But only one Cryptic can sort out, by fixing other stuff they can sort of help with the other situation.
Forgot to add, peaceful protests aren't my thing personally. I'm quite apathetic towards the idea of Cryptic "listening" when we're being reasonable.
I'll reply to this in a little while - doing some 'behind-the-scenes' stuff at the moment
humm... I'll go ahead and change my main from "The Magnificent Kui" to "the Disenchanted Kui"
on a note. if the faction hadn't been so busted to begin with this recent fleet mark issue wouldn't make a difference. Though the elimination of the wrapper mission with its little smidgen of fleet marks has been the only content thats allowed me to contribute to my fleets starbase progress. My machine is barely spec (my main gaming box died, replacing it is going to have to wait for more income) and multiplayer play is a slide show for me. This pretty much leaves out ALL of the regular missions for earning fleet marks.
I'm willing to belive that Cryptic is working on the long promised KDF content, but this one is decision that shows up a tad short sided when they dont have its "replacement" working yet as they seem to describe/intend. At the same time, a way thasts fairly low pressure to earn fleet marks has been taken away and no reasonable replacement put in its place for those gamers (like myself at present) who end up getting left out in the cold for any number of reasons.
This sounded so nice and no a bad deal when I listen to Danial on the pod cast talking about it. Unfortunatly the real cost to me in game has turned substancial. My fleet contributions that require fleet marks just came to a screaming halt, because I cannot run any of the other missions to get them due to a low end comp. If I cant get 'em through solo play then I'm pretty much stuck dead in space.
Release 8.5 "STO The Next Generation"
Let the happy old bug stomping commence, along with refinement toward enhancing each factions play experience!