Hey im new 2 the game, and i was looking for someone to show me the ropes, like when i buy and item what should i look for, and when i lvl what should i lvl in for my class, and generally just someone to chill with.
Well to really answer these questions fully, we need some more information.
But in general I buy my stuff with Badges of Exploration. You get these by completing exploration missions, initially for Lieutenant Grall and then Anek and then...someone else. My purchasing priorities are shields, weapons, consoles, dish, engines.
There are several shield types. The best is either Covariant in my opinion.
As for weapons, I recommend at least one beam regardless of your class to take advantage of the NICE beam special abilities.