Plenty of Patience but poor results due to low staffing

You've a good battleground leader, you've a good group, but the numbers are 7 to 15. Yes, you *can* pull a victory. However, the chances of success are quite slim.

This is as unpleasant in virtual reality as it is in real life. You simply have to join a different battlefield. In reality, you've to pursue and attain new funding for more staff. I'd think further outside that and recruit the volunteers that some snub.