Cool, I need to check those out. Unfortunately, I haven't finished the FEs yet. Been really busy with work and life.
On DOFF assignments, I focus on three things: Diplomatic, the character's area and chain assignments. If I see something that offers a bit of dilithium, I might take it. (Except for my crafters, all other characters are converting dilithium into C-points.)
On the FE Boldly They Rode, it is possible to go down the left side of the crash. It's a little challenging but I managed. (You don't get anything special for going that way except a different perspective.)