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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
so I'm in the 3rd ship. having fun.

I've used the character builder java-app, it's proved very useful. (for anyone living under a rock its at "http://sto-builder.binarybit.ch/")

I've noticed something though.

to reach the next tier, the points requirement seems to be that you _have_ to spend the required amount of points in the highest possible tier.

what I mean is ... according to this char builder, to get out of T-3 (Commander) I have to spend 16,000 more points and according to this char builder app I have to spend them in the 3rd column. and by the 3rd column I mean the one which has quantum projectiles and research science vessel captain.

on this char builder if I add the points in an earlier column, like say the 2nd column on starship beam weapons it DOES NOT COUNT towards putting me at the next tier. T-4 .... whatever is after commander.

is this true?

I hesitate to test this ingame as we can't get points back right now.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
02-19-2010, 09:24 PM
You just have to have spent the points, does not have to be in the highest tier, those skills just tend to offer better bonus.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
02-21-2010, 06:52 PM
You can put them in to lower tiers if you like since all you need to do to advance is spend the points. I am currently Cmdr 5 and have been going back and putting points into some of my Tier 2 abilibites that I had I had not put many points into earlier. I have noticed it has helped my shields, engine speed, aux battery level etc.

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