I’m too shy. I can live without it, I’m just curious what other people think of the campaign.
I believe keeping it to 12 players and 10,000 AP as they have done for all three Join An Alliance campaigns to date is already catering to small alliances.
They could easily have made the requirements increase over time - for instance, having this campaign require 20 players and 15,000 AP, then the one after it require 25 and 20,000 AP, and so on - but they are choosing not to.
12 players is perhaps still too large for a tight-knit group. My core group for instance is just 3. But there are no rules against forming an "alliance" of independents purely to meet the requirements of campaigns like this and this wasn't difficult to do back in June. I would be surprised if there weren't multiple such alliances on every ship with 15-50 players that could be easily joined.