Alright, I'll do this without any fancy blah blah.
Dreadnought is dead. We all are just waiting for the funeral before the rotten corpse starts smelling. Now here are some of my issues, why this game cannot entertain me, why it fails keeping me playing over and over. It does not have much to offer besides the grind and ship customization, and the one thing does not work without the other. Grinding does feel like hard work to me, something I have to do, not like something that I want to do. The gameplay is always kinda the same. It is just destroy or be destroyed. I grind for nothing, just the same modules with better numbers, I play for the same ships with better appearance. There currently are only two gamemodes, which are pretty similar. There is never anything new when playing, there is no boss I have to defeat, nothing to explore, no interesting enemies no cool max level unlock or anything. What does the player get for reaching Tier 5? Nothing. No new ship classes, no variation in gameplay. It is just the same, all the time. Not the Grind is the issue, there is just nothing to sugarcoat it. Dreadnought, as much as I like space and science fiction, is a rather shallow experience. We need gamemodes that feature new and uncommon things, challenges etc.
Do not get lazy devs, do not remain silent.
But I guess you cannot help something that's already dead...