A most welcome post! This is what many have been asking for. I do like the Sulu jokes you threw in there.
This answers many of the questions people have (like "Where's Sulu?" and "When will the level cap be lifted") I just hope that everything will work out and the next patch comes soon, because I have been getting worried, since there hasn't been a new patch in a couple of days.
Thank you for putting up with all of our complaints and endless, meaningless banter, and thank you for making this game great!
Have no fear! The current level cap will be removed sometime next week.
We’re really looking forward to opening up the entire game for our testers. You’ll get to visit DS9, Memory Alpha and advance your characters past Lt. Commander.
There are only two days of beta next week unless the Open Beta schedule has changed. So was this news written to refer to this week? Cause next week there is only the 25th and the 26th available for testing content beyond LCDR6...thats not enough time to really do anything in regards to ranking up past commander and finding issues in the T3 arcs and regions.