I finally had time to make a character and play a little bit. I made an Andorian tactical officer (and he's very hunky!). Peeking at the store in the game, there is a lot of fun stuff in there I'd enjoy playing with if I ever really got the hang of this to make it worth the expense. I read that I can get some weird variant of a tribble as a pet for free, but the game won't let me have it. Am I required to set up some kind of account with a credit card or something, or is there some other issue? It's not a big deal, but I'd like to get the tribble if I can get it for free. I really enjoyed everything in the beginning. The shipboard action, the visuals of everything were very nice. Once the whole thing turned into piloting the ship around though, the whole thing got pretty awful. I'm apparently very very bad at piloting. I think I'm improving, but it wasn't much fun. I struggled thru it, trying to get back to the part where I was having fun. So far, there's not been much of that. Now I'm out of the training intro and into the first episode and I've spent a long long ....long time scanning an area with nothing happening, and for the life of me I can't figure out if I'm supposed to do something else or if I really am supposed to just stick in one small area and run my scanners all day. It's possible my problems are due to my own incompetence and poor skills. I've never done one of these mmo whatever games before. The parts that were good were very good, and I want to like it, but I don't know how much I'm going to play with the level of difficulty and frustration I'm having. If anybody has any advice to help I really appreciate it. I want to like the game, and play it. But either the game is a lot more difficult and tedious than I was expecting, or I'm doing something wrong.