its the terms agreed before a premade match - simple as.
"No, there is no real problem with P2W in STO. Obviously, if you fight against someone with an equal level of skill in the game, better equipment will give you an edge. But usually, it is the skill level that determines the outcome, not the P2W." - Sprinkles
I go by the rule of "Run what you Brung" same as any good old fashioned grudge matched street race... if that means i get my arse handed to me then so be it (it happens all the time, some guys just are better with better stuff)
Lately it's been a dog eat dog world. In the public Q's it's anything goes but many people do show restraint on P2W or broken abilities. Everyone has there own opinion so be careful on who you listen to. 1 persons broken ability is another's necessity. Basically go and have fun.