View Single Post
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
12-11-2011, 11:33 PM
Because MMOs are constantly changing, the best place to go to for infomation is on the website or in game.

If you want fan compiled information, sites such as STOWiki or this very forum are good places to look.

Otherwise, here are some of the official articles to answer some of your questions:

F2P Dev Diary: Dilithium
F2P Dev Diary: The New Economy
F2P Dev Diary: Crafting
(You can find the full FTP Dev Diary index here as well as the current Season 5 Dev Diary here.)

You could also just look over the patch notes to see what's changed since you last played.

There is also some basic information about missions and stuff, but for the most part, you should be able to figure out yourself in game through the game's natural mission progression. You don't need to worry if you don't understand what all the types are at first, you'll soon discover and learn as you go, which is generally how it works for most MMOs.

For example, the missions you mentioned where you need to buy goods and bring them to planets has multiple lead-in missions that first direct you to the NPCs that explain how these sort of aid missions work, and what sort of goods you will require depending on the location. It's all in game. As long as you look at the information given to you, and read what is said, you shouldn't have any problem figuring stuff out.