How about adding Tier 1-4,99 ship build tokens to FM that would be used to build any ship no one is currently building (Basic Campaign ones) because of the crazy amount of time they require ?
If doing so...ofc do not only put 3 of those tokens per week...at least 20 would be nice...
How about adding a lower target than lvl 40 Research garrison (that would provide 500points) for example. And each one of those Tier 1-4.99 tokens would cost about 20 points.
So we can actually see Spader Dreadnoughts run on the map again, Zoe's Stingrays, Vassago's interdictors which are beautiful hulls, even just to watch.
Eveytime I see one on the map I'm smiling, coz I enjoy those old hulls.
It wouldn't be a waste of money, since no one is actually coinning those ships.
How about making low rare resources targets doable for low lvl's without crazy high tech on punishers. The currently Reaver scrap are way too tough for punishers.
How about Making more than just lvl 40 Coop ? Who cares if a lvl 45 guy can do a lvl 82 with someone who's got zelos, it takes more time to do the targets, maybe, but it brings back the fun of Coop.
And even if 120 gets Coopable. Who would care seriously. Points would be balanced correctly to those who made the damages.
And if someone wants to Coop on your target, a popup would ask you, "Mr x wants to join your battle, Accept - Refuse" If refuse then can't ask again for next 2 mins. Its an example. (To avoid annoying trolls from spamming)
How about adding rare resources to FM ? Such as baseparts, uranium, titanium, just like all other events do.
I'm just sharing ideas, because I think all the current restrictions, Tier class hulls only, Alliance modif, lack of Coop are "killing the fun of the game"
Let your community help you, or you will keep sinking your own game.
But I know right this may never be possible, for the reasons you said, but hell its a forum place to post ideas, I'm bored so here I say what I'm thinking.
I'm just feeling bad about a feature (Campaigns) being only a resources thing for low levels, because except Battlebarges A, hardly ever someone's gonna build the other old ships, that are all or most, lower than Tier 5, so not as good as punisher. But probably so much funnier to play with that old tech.
But I agree with you man.
Limited resources, even if just 100 per target, is better than nothing also..
I like the idea of small FM targets, probably doable with Battle-Barge As, which most babies can get very easily with Rapier-3 gunboats, as well as the co-op idea, & also the "Mr X wants to join, yes or no"