Brand new to the game, and have been doing some research, but didn't seem to be able to answer this question:
If I replace a bridge officer with a different one, by discharging him. Those skill points that I spent on the original officer, they're gone, does that mean that I could never "max out" a bridge officer in the future because of that? Put another way, does the available pool of bridge officer skill points cap?
The points are lost when you discharge an officer, but you NEVER stop earning more expertise to spend on your bridge officers. After a while, you will have a lot more points than you can possibly spend.
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There is no cap on total boff skill points. You will always earn more, even when you reach the level cap. Once you hit the level cap, all skill points you earn will be converted to boff skill points instead.