I've been playing for about 4 months now and am still not clear as to how effective the Vulcan nerve pinch or mind meld are. I imagine it would happen about as often as my Borg engineer and Borg science officer use "neural blast"? However there is no sound effect, so it is hard to know. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Mine meld is extremely powerful. It is the one thing that you can use to level the playing field against Klingon Swordmasters on Elite difficulty. However, if you're asking how often Bridge Officers use them, then I have no idea.
If you're asking how often the effects happen for your captain, they will never happen unless you activate the power. It should be listed in your powers window.
I wasn't aware that it even was an option for your captain (perhaps a vulcan racial trait?) But yes I am asking regarding my bridge officers. I wish there was an indicator as to when it happens (like the sound of the borg neural blast/assimilation)