Having played the game for over 6 months, it can be quite addictive for Star Trek fans. I’ll enlarge upon this section from time to time, as when I first started, finding tools or guides to work with was mildly confusing! I’ll add some tips and more of an introduction to the game soon. Also thinking about a Star Trek franchise section, to include updates on Star Trek: Discovery, and the other series of course… The Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine.
Some handy guides / resources for the game:
STT Crew Interactive Sortable Workbook
Level 100 Stats for All Crew
STT Crew Collection Manager, a Java app that is works very smoothly and connects to Wiki therefore updating with additional new crew.
Lots of STT Guides from the official Forum
Star Trek Timelines Discord Public / Group with handy ‘look up’ bots for various things, including voyages, crew skills, traits and more.
No boosts If you have no time reduction boosts available then begin the event by opening the maximum number of (really easy) 1min missions before assigning crew. Once all those missions are completed (max 30mins) the next transmissions you open will be 3hr 1500+ EVP. This first approach works well for newer players who are still building up a strong shuttle crew.
With boosts Alternatively, if you have some 0* (10 min) time reductions then instead open and complete 3 * 1min transmissions, then open as many transmissions as you have 0* boosts without assigning crew. Then use your 0* boosts to instant complete all open transmissions. At this point, open another transmission to check the duration you have reached, and critically the strength of your crew for the current difficulty. If your crew will easily complete the current difficulty then start as many transmissions as you have time boosts to instant complete.
Complete the open missions, and repeat with each tier of time boost you have until you have reached the 3hr 1500+ EVP missions. As you progress Once you reach the higher EVP reward missions, it is beneficial to be selective about the shuttles that you send. Open several transmissions, only assigning crew to the ones with the best chances of success, letting the rest expire (for example, skip the missions that have 5 crew slots).
Star Trek at Fandom, Memory Alpha Wikia (search more at link)