I must have misbehaving BOFFs because I have negative 535 points to spend on them on Tribble. I suspect this is a bug and I hope no one else is experiencing it. It definitely slows your progression. I hope the Starfleet Adjutant's office can help whip these BOFFs into shape!:
Strange. My BO Promotion screen was showing as having over 4 million BO skill points on Tribble, and I know I certainly didn't grind enough to get them!
Now we know where all of our boff skill points are, he stole them.
I had this problem with my boffs, it seems that promoting them is costing skill points rather than merits. I had plenty of skill points b4 i promoted one and suddenly i had -953. This has happened twice now as i start to replace my white starters with purples on tribble.
Basically what is happening is that it is using your BO points earned for the advancement of your BOs there by reducing the number you have earned lower then the number you have spent.
BO Pts. 7650/7662 Spent/Earned 12 pts unspent.
Rank up a BO for 1 to 2
BO Pts. 7650/7562 Spent/Earned -88 pts unspent
Rank Increase 2 to 3
BO Pts. 7650/7262 Spent/Earned -388 pts unspent.
I don't know why but that is what it is doing. You can see this in the Promotion window when it shows the requirements the third number after points spent is Bridge officer points and it started off at 766277/1000 then after rank up went to 765077/30000 and the last was 726277/60000.
I am chalking it up to the missing Merit that hasn't been reconciled yet referencing the inability to use the BOff trainer.