Re: Some kind souls help us sto noobs out with a how to craft guide!
If I'm not wrong, hypos and other consumables only give 10 research points whereas if you're creating a something that has a difficulty level close to your research skill level, you can gain up to 50 research points AND possibly create something powerful that you can use or sell for some good amount.
Start with the consumables and outfit your away team. Then start crafting either things your people need or things that sell well.
You can get tons of crafting material from the DOFF system. If not just ask around. Most fleets and individuals have more than what they need (due to the DOFF system).
TREKBBS Armada handle: Doc Lee@Rocketeer_7 (The original Korean Trill), DOFF system
Jho'dig - FED Engr in Excelsior Refit / Carter - FED Tac / Kaylee - FED Engr
Jasmine - KDF Sci/Doc / Joachim - KDF Engr