I seem to be having trouble leveling up after completing missions. Everything has worked as expected until I completed level 15 "Night of the Comet". I was given the rewards but my skill level was not increased. I ran the episode a second time and was given reduced points but my skill level was increased to 16. Now I just finished "The Ultimate Klingon" and it again said mission complete, gave me rewards but did not increase my skill level. I am not sure what I might be doing wrong, but hope someone can point me in the right direction. In the way of introduction, I am a first time gamer and first timer playing Startrek Online.
As you level up it takes more and more skill points between levels, so at first it seems like you are leveling up really fast, but it takes longer and longer to get the Skill points needed per level. You also need to spend the skill points you get every 10 levels to reach the next rank.