just to be sure, boffs can only be discharged or can they be returned to the candidates list?
It's time to reorganize my crew. I'm fond of my original boffs, but now I have several blue and purple candidates.
What is the actual difference between common and rare boffs? It seems they all can learn the same abilities. Should I always prefer blue/purple boffs and train them into the abilities I want?
Usually their traits are superior on rare boffs.
Boffs used for training can only teach one of their abilities, then they are gone, right?
Are boff skill points earned indefinitely throughout the game? Is there a cap?
There is no cap
Its not only the quality of the Boff (white to purple) that matter but the traits weigh heavily. Saurians, as an example, have the efficiency trait that will boost your ships power levels which maybe more useful to you than a Telarite which offers no space kills.
At this point only Romulans, Humans, and Saurians offer space skills of varying usefulness and quality.
I almost forgot the female Borg, she can be purchased at the Zen; she has the Efficient trait.
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