I would supply a clear and concise example however I cannot place attachments or pictures on the fracking board.
What do you see on the right hand side of the reputation tab? Do you see 9 little boxes with skills listed in them? I don't, I have a freaking error message and everyone keeps saying I didn't do something right.
How is it that I didn't do something right when it was working as intended (tm) then PWE/C patched it and now it is not working as intended.
Get me permissions to insert .jpg pictures and this will be clear.
Between this, loosing Dil and Fleet Credits I am about ready to uninstall.
I was just told by our Engineers that you should be able to press the "Respec" button if you see this error, and your skills will be reset for FREE, not costing you anything.
The reason for this error is an older bug that allowed some players to spend skill points without having first earned the ability to do so, which usually requires spending skill points in lower-tier skills. In other words, characters that see this message have Skill Trees that have failed to pass a validation check, because they were purchased while this bug was active.
Respec should clear it up, and cost you nothing.
Cryptic - Systems Design