Make sure you do the delivery mission for 'Egg' on your first trip to Memory Alpha... (Commander E'genn or something like that.. he's an alien in the hub of the station at Sol)
Everytime I see his nickname "Egg", I think about the movie "Big Trouble in Little China"... Egg Shen hehe... then I start reciting this quote from the movie by Kurt Russell (Jack Burton)
When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
When you get promoted to LtC, you need to go talk to Admiral Quinn at Starbase one. He gives you a certificate to take to someone on the second floor of the shipyard. When you talk to them, they let you pick out a cruiser, science, or escort ship with the certificate. If you try to get an additional ship, it costs energy credits.
Ok guys, if i understood this correctly if you get up in the ranks you can get new ships. Now i got promoted to Lt. Commander and wonder now how do i get a new ship.
Also can somebody tell me what to do with all these alien artifacts, radiation samples ect....
Thanks in advance
There are TWO requirements to get your new ship, both can be seen by mousing over your experience bar.
To get the new ship, you must BOTH advance to Lt. Cmdr 1, AND have spent a total of 6700 skill points on your character. There's plenty to spend points on, if you scroll down through the entire list.
Once you do both, you'll get a message to contact Admiral Quinn in Earth Spacedock. After you do so, you can go claim your Tier 2 ship.
You can also get a little "ceremony" in the Statroom - it's just all the NPCs there saluting you, but hey, it's better than nothing...
As for the artifacts etc...They're used at Memory Alpha to customize your weapons a bit - which is the extent of "crafting" in this game. You need to have 1 of whatever item you want to add something to in inventory, the appropriate items in either your inventory OR in your bank, and then "buy" the enhanced weapon. At the first tier, it's all Lt. stuff and green quality. To unlock higher levels you need to do quite a bit of crafting at the first - IIRC you need to craft using a total of at least 75 second-tier items to unlock Tier II crafting.