In any case, I am now at level 30, which gives me the rank of Captain (woohoo!), and of course the pick of one of three Star Trek (TNG, DS9, VOY) ships. I liked the Galaxy class (TNG) as a kid, but ever since DS9 the Defiant is my ship of choice. Oddly enough, I decided to go with the Interpid Class ship (VOY) given that it seems like a better balance between Defiant and Galaxy. Maybe once I make 3 pip Admiral I can go back and get the Defiant as another ship ;-)
Despite being 3/5 leveled up, there are a few "huh?!" and "aha!" moments:
- I keep finding anomalous readings and getting stuff, but they seem useless. I understand that this is the WoW equivalent of fishing or mining. Are these things worth keeping? I went to memory alpha but I don't seem to have enough of any raw materials to make anything.
- I realized that I am at the stage that I need to grind (ugh!) I am half way through the Romulan campaign, but most missions are above my level, so I guess I need to grind to level up to play them. Not cool!
- I realized that PvE missions can get really really long. Not a very casual thing to undertake. For me, I must have a minimum of 45 minutes for a PvE mission.
- Speaking of PvE, I haven't figured out what the heck to do with the USS Phlox...