Yeah, I 've noticed the same thing. I was just on with only one other fleet member online, Earlier today I was the only one in the Militia who was on line. My guess is that during the day a lot of people were busy eating turkey.
Yes we do. The main STO Academy fleet is very close to the limit of how many members we can have so by having a second fleet we can continue to grow. The more active members that we have the better our fleet becomes. A larger community means more people participating in events, teams are easier to form, and probably other benefits that I can't think of right now.