No kidding! I don't know what they've done, but I leveled my alt Lt. 6 up to Lt. Commander 11 inside of 2 hours. I'm almost Lt. Commander 16 now. If I play a few more hours, I'll hit Commander. That's just way too fast. I shouldn't be able to jump an entire full rank inside of a couple of hours. When I first started playing, back when the game was released, it took hours and hours of grinding and missions to level up. In the time it used to take me to go from Lt. 1 to Lt. 10, I can be a Captain
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