Cryptic Studios has announced that the skill system in Star Trek Online will be undergoing a significant overhaul that will be deployed with the next game update. In a new article on the game's site, a handy FAQ is posted to give players a bit more knowledge about why skills are being reworks, when and how players will re-spend skill points and much more.
Q: Will I be able to replicate my existing build under the new system?
A: As much as possible, we have taken pains to ensure that players will be capable of replicating existing skill layouts in the new system. There are going to be edge cases where a new build isn’t quite what it was before, but we’re doing as much as possible to minimize those.
The one place this will not be true for most players will be Training Manual availability – it’s probable that not all characters will have the same access to Training Manuals that they had under the old system.
You can read the full FAQ on the Star Trek Online site.