At this point I really need an all out Fed-KDF war to be played out somewhere more fundamental than simple PvP. This seems more likely to come into play with Discovery approaching soon.
I'm envisioning something with space and ground capture points and a mix of NPC and player characters -
Im KDF and every time I see a Fed ship flying through Sec Space I wanna blow it out of the sky. Then fleets and armadas will makes sense for coordinating attacks across sectors.
Purpose could depend on the position of the asset, star, moon, station - for example:
1. Faction capture % of assets in Alpha or Beta quadrant improve sector speed.
2. Dilithium moons provide +1,2,3 refined dil/h per faction or fleet.
3. Starbases provide +1,2,3 EC/h per factor or fleet.
4. Battles lost provide +% dmg +% defense for 20 hours (to balance out overwhelming forces)
... etc, get creative.
Heck, the entire north side of the Alpha Quadrant is vacant - cant we fight over its stars and moons?