We will not be receiving 2 new Bridge Officer slots for our crews when we rank up to Vice Admiral; unlike with every rank before in the game. Why is this?
The answer to that question could be as simple as ... the patch currently on Tribble is incomplete. They haven't put the whole thing over there yet.
None of the new missions give ANY rewards outside of the skill points and BO points and merits. In the past those missions all gave other rewards as well.
This could be an aspect of the fact that what we're testing is just half the build, if that.
We simply do not know.
It's odd. There were DOZENS of threads asking when 2.0 would be put on Tribble. And it took over a week. And thousands of impatient posts. And the key thing in ALL of the dev commentary about that week long problem they had getting the thing over to Tribble in the first place was ... that what they put over was just PART of the build. Because the other parts were not going over properly.
A lot of what we experience on Tribble in the past 10 days or so has been ... incomplete.
Until we know for sure that the levelling process no longer rewards Bridge Officers ... it's all just speculation.