I haven't played with the Foundry in months, so I'm not sure if this is implemented yet, but I was under the impression that you could adjust your tester captain's rank to be appropriate for the missions you created. Have they added this feature yet? If so, how do I do it?
It kinda sucks playing your Foundry character. Not only do you have to start from scratch, you also can't get any items from your other characters that you can sell off even if it's just for the extra ECs.
At least I so far have gotten enough ECs to get the Constitution Bridge for a TOS Constitution and some extra costumes because I did a Deep Space Encounter and the Azura Mission, and had to sell the Critical Component and Tachyon Deflector I got from them.