It's killed my enthusiasm. Roleplay too "Oh, for some reason the 2nd LSF just sat there and died."As opposed to "Oh, for some reason the 2nd LSF started taking orders from the 2nd CRF that is in a system several jumps away"?
You can still RP most of that anyway, just have to be creative.
"Sir, latest reports from our scout wings. They have located and rescued survivors from the 2nd LSF, 3rd attack squadron."
The 2nd LSF was caught off guard by a multi-pronged assault force, many vessels were damaged and scattered. The Flagship of the 2nd Fleet received light damage while repelling the force, but suffered engine damage and may have been surrounded by massive inhibitor fields. The Admiral rallied the fleet and signalled allied fleets for reinforcements, to our knowledge none of these messages were ever received.
While we do know that the majority of the 2nd LSF is unaccounted for, we do not know if they survive, have been destroyed or are otherwise incapacitated. Our scout forces will continue to recon the area, enemy presence has so far been light.
It can be RP'd, just not a major positive RP but not everything can be good. We are going to suffer losses soon. But anyway, RP side of it. Just have to expand on a reason that may have caused severe damage or destruction, or present several reasons and RP those. Nothing has to be accurate.
But lets just keep having fun ok?