Im a Commander now and i can say the game is fun, most of the time.
The major problem for me is the No-Reward bug and its begining to be very anoying. Playing sometimes for an hour doing an Episode and arriving at the end and getting no Rewards. (No Skill points, No Merit, nothing...) It has happened to me at least 6-7 times now.
The worst case was about 20min ago, when i finished "Ghost Ship". When i killed the D'deridex class and they told me i was done and warp to sector space, when sector finished loading, instead of seeing a spam telling me to talk to the Admiral, the Episode reseted ! Like i never started it...
So an Episode that reset, some that finishes and give nothing and the other bugs that stops you from completing an Episode : not the best way to stimulate Players to play...
I know the game is new and its normal that we have bugs, but this is anoying.
Since the big patch a couple days ago every episode I ran gave the rewards properly.
I have noticed that in some cases you can "Warp" out of the episode when you are finished but the game hasnt yet registered that you are finished. This will cause it to reset. Pay attention to the popup when you choose to leave a system and make sure it says your mission is complete before you go.
Happened to me again last night. Doing the Orion Partol episode, I have to go to four different systems and do some stuff. I've done the 'Reyton" (?) one three times now and it still shows as unchecked. I did it last night with a friend and he got it and I didn't. Should I drop it and try it again?