did you get the fleet invite yet?
in other news: in order to get the starbase running, we need a shitload of fleet marks. someone whose name escapes me at the moment (I think its Choca) has contributed a bunch of them already, but according to my calculations, we need about 1400 more. you get these by doing pvp queue missions as soon as youre of high enough level. wouldnt recommend them below captain, and only then in a team where you can level match.
and for the shipyard, well need about 1600 additional marks.
if youre finding yourself low on equipment, look in the grabbag in the fleet account (on the same terminal as the regular bank) ot if you want something with a bit more bang for your buck, talk to JG.