It seems it's pretty quick, even with exploring and plain learning the game, I'm 38 in under a week. I imagine if I actually knew what I was doing, it would go pretty quick. Seems like grinding on the fleet missions (especially SB defense) are the way to go. What's the general consensus on the fastest way to power rank?
I've played the game 59 hours and I'm level 35, pluss a couple of level into my klingon char.
I have by no means done it hardcore, granted those 59 hours were spent over 9 days.
I've found you can get about 1500xp in 10 minutes if you go to the borg defence thing, and some nice Vice Admiral lets you join his team, then I get about 200xp for a borg sphere and close to 400 for a cube.