Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)
basically, don't worry too much about it at the beginning. You get pretty rapid promotions at first, and will be changing ships often, so not worth paying for a better one. You should collect enough resources through the missions to buy the next tier of ships at first, or might have to grind a little credit or Dilithium maybe, but should come easy enough. Don't spend much extra on ships until you get into the upper levels, you'll never fly anything below that again once you get there.
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