I'm a tactical officer running a Prome Escort with pretty much all MK X blues and was wondering which direction to go before I start splurging on Exchange epics. (I made 5 million credits always placing first in fleet actions and reselling the epics I got) I've been running an all phasers boat until now. Which energy type is best for PVE? Or if "it all averages out in the end", which is the most economical route to take to get semi-powerful versions of quickly? Quests would be preferable to the Exchange if it would free up my credits for other uses.
I'm in a fleet atm, but they're only a little over tier 2 atm and progress is slow. I just started to take a look at omega rep last night after hitting the cap. I only have a vague understanding as of yet as for how rep works in this game. I got the "Run fleet actions, get marks" part but I'm a little fuzzy on the rest.
Reputations are pretty much the same, Run STF's get Omega marks, add in some hypo's and xp points and there you go. When you get to shields and weapons and consoles you'll have to throw some Dilithium into the mix. Romulan and Nukara are similar deals.
there is alot to do the rep is only a SMALL part of it you have getting everything to MK XII setting your build up to something that can fly well in pve or pvp it all just started now you hit level 50 get your rep and your build right first learn how your skills affect your ship and how your bridge officers affect them
Now you can begin to learn the game. Everything the engine taught you in the race to level 50 can be thought of as the introduction page to the Encyclopedia Britannica. The rest of the encyclopedia remains to be learned.
When I got to level 50 there was nothing to help me deal with this juggernaut of information, and I even lacked the ability to separate good forum posts from bad when I sought to learn. I was fortunate that the Sad Pandas started the Panda Cubs, and I got direction from some of the better informed players of the game.
PvE became easy, then it became no challenge at all. And I had yet to even scratch the surface of knowledge. I was grinding my Dil quota every day for a while there so I could respec my captain. Once that was done I went from being 'squishy' to 'annoying' in PvP. I'm still working my way up from 'Annoying' to 'Not Bad' but those PvP guys are tough opponents. They are also good teammates for STF's and such, because since I trained as a Cub I haven't done any STF on less than Elite, and rarely do we fail to complete all objectives.
Now there is PvP Academy for new guys. Even if you don't want to PvP very much you should attend just for the knowledge they will give you. And who knows, you may end up enjoying PvP when you aren't face-rolled every time you queue up.