The Ultimate Camper's Guide | Soft Camping 29 in Star Trek Fleet Command

The Ultimate Camper's Guide | Soft Camping 29 in Star Trek Fleet Command

For @everyone in the game, where they’re in the 20s, 30s, 40s or somewhere in between, they’ve probably noticed there are “dead zones” in places like the early 20s, 30s, and 40s. What makes the deadzone of the early 30s so obvious is the jump in ability and power from say, 28, to 34. (I’d argue it’s an even bigger jump than if you’re a level 39 player dealing with uncommon 4* warships, though not the elite rares!). This video talks about best practices for “soft camping” instead of just purely maxing out.

Topics covered:

1. Don’t forget to focus on efficiency research, ever!
2. Targeting ships & officers in the soft camp to get you where you want to be.
3. How high should you take these ships? HIGH (Giving you time to fulfill other tasks, and even research)
4. If you have any game mechanic questions, feel free to drop those questions in the comments!

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  1. Jared Breault on April 10, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Been camping at 25 for a while and can easily get into the placing for every auction without spending. I am a bit scared to go up to 29 because it’s fun to unlock new officers and am worried about the auctions becoming more "whaley".

  2. James Rinkevich on April 10, 2023 at 11:24 am

    I camp at every level until all the station is all up to the ops level. This has allowed to get the Franklin level up to reasonable dailies.

  3. Tomas Jurik on April 10, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Nice video Rev, but the goal 1, max Chen, seems unreachable to me 😢
    I’m camping on ops 35 and still missing 25 shards to max Chen.
    Since TNG, the drop rates are terrible. I’m getting 1x Chen shard in about 3-4 weeks. Today I’ve tried to spend some Latinum to get her and guess what? I needed to spend "only" 10k Latinum to get 1x shard 🙈😂😂 So now I need only 250k Latinum to max her or 1.5 year of waiting 🙈🙈🙈

  4. Michael Thompson on April 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I’ll wait, still not going to pvp.

  5. mac4retirement on April 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Since Scopely added so many officers to the ultra and premium pools, maxing rares takes significantly longer. How necessary is it to have 5 rares maxed.

  6. Brently on April 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Gahhh my server doesn’t allow pvp in swarm or token space which means i have to grind for franklin parts. le sigh.

  7. Gergely Vashegyi on April 10, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Rev is it worth to camp at ops23 and if I camp there what list should I setup for my self? I’m on server 123.

  8. Rick pickledric on April 10, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I’m at level 31 I’m low on crystal am gas was thinking of sitting here for a bit max out my ships then build up my uncommons on my ress

  9. mac4retirement on April 10, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Where to grind for miner bp’s?

  10. Matt Cruickshank on April 10, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Waiting for the lvl 35 camp video

  11. Jay Cline on April 10, 2023 at 11:35 am

    I have yet to figure out the "first Stella free" comments. On 3 accounts with full Stella researched I have never figured out how.

  12. Peter Wilkinson on April 10, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I’m camping at 29 at the moment. Great video. But what about faction reputation? I’m locked on Federation and Klingons: Working on Romulans. What level should 3rd faction be locked by?

  13. Howard Thompson on April 10, 2023 at 11:37 am

    My Bones and Spock are maxed and each take 11K of XP for Cmd. which one first? using Bones as Cpt. 3 wk from level 28

  14. AlphaZero68Niner on April 10, 2023 at 11:37 am

    I am at 29 now. Making a long story short…. I am not there yet XD
    Got my Centurion last week, because I locked KLING and FED only a month ago. Now working on ROM, but only at ROM.

  15. Philip Thompson on April 10, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Hi – I’m at level 29 but got there without employing any strategy AT ALL so made some horrendous mistakes. Examples: No Vidar or Stella and it’s 4400 security codes just to get 10 Stella blueprints. I was used to being able to win ranked dailies, or at least place, quite easily and get lots of RSS, speed ups and latinum. Now it’s impossible to place. My fed rep is too high for my fighting abilities so I can’t do two of those missions. Same goes for swarms – I can’t beat the level 30’s and doing 20×28 is a real grind. That means I’m barely earning any modulators for my Franklin – which isn’t strong enough, because I don’t have enough modulators! I’d rather not restart as that’s a waste of 5 months and I don’t want to spend lots of money either. It’s not all bad news, but that’s what I’m focussed on. I’ve done a few things right. I’ve now got an alt and I plan on pretty much the opposite strategy – camping instead of levelling. I only found your channel as someone sent me here for armada strategy. I have the Saladin and T3 Riker, Picard and Troi, for instance (hence not all bad news). So, any advice to fix my game or not make big mistakes the second time around (currently level 14) would be appreciate.

  16. Dawn Loomis on April 10, 2023 at 11:43 am

    I never camped at any level and got to 31 with hundreds of research not done because Scopley added so many research through rogue and territory and away teams. I have been camped for months trying to catch up. I really want to have more finished before going to 32 because so many more researches will open up when I do go to 32. Convince me why I should go to 32 now.

  17. rodneylw10 on April 10, 2023 at 11:43 am

    I had to use 50K latinum to get Talon and Chen. I do not have Pike. I have spent quite a bit of $$$ focused on recruit packs with little success. How do you get pulls? I am doing dailys but the few credits I get always pull the same faces and are almost always standard recruits. Also, been watching your videos but I am concerned about some advice. You said if you are playing free to play, don’t worry about getting ships past Tier 6-7 yet here it is different.

  18. Brian Gillespie on April 10, 2023 at 11:47 am

    RNJesus hates me. Blew 5k latinum on standard officer packs for 1 Chen shard. OPS 33 and I’m still at 69/150 on max Chen…

  19. Nick M on April 10, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Question: Currently Ops 31 Working on the list but trying to grind Centurian BPs. I typically go to Alpha Onias but recently moved to Altanea for the higher lvl targets and survey targets. I have noticed since the move I am not seeing Centurian BPs after about 250 boxes no Cent BPs I have been told it is based on the ops lvl but that shouldn’t stop the BPs as I have thousands of the 2* ship BPs any Idea what is going on I used to get 1 BP per every 50-100 boxes

  20. coachc133 on April 10, 2023 at 11:47 am

    I wouldn’t max the horizon. You get the faction miners pretty quick. Build a horizon but don’t spend uncommon.

  21. GangsterPenguin on April 10, 2023 at 11:47 am

    2:48 I just went down the list saying don’t have that or that or that etc

    ps im lvl 32 with no factions locked no maxed officers and t6 saladin :/

  22. Sharky1101 on April 10, 2023 at 11:48 am

    His approach might be the most optimal when it comes to these different milestones and leveling up accordingly, but as you get to these levels the time you have to spend on this game also increases rapidly while also missing out on a few things. Personally I find the time that this game requires pretty insane. And that’s coming from a me being only level 20!

    Here’s my approach for those that want to take it a bit slower:

    Hard camp at level 20! Do it for years! Don’t let scopely trick you into leveling as it means you need to spend more time and resources. Besides you are missing out a lot in terms of new officers. Yes the competition for officers like Riker and Picard is brutal in the level 30’s and up, but at level 20 it’s a walk in the park! Now these officers are game changers so when you are talking about the greater good that’s something you can’t beat. And there will be new officers coming for you to grab just as easily.

    Milestones at level 20:
    1. Get all 3 factions to respected. This will help you in getting more faction credits which in turn help you to upgrade your officers.
    2. Build 3 north stars so you can mine for those 3 factions. Don’t worry about the small protected cargo. Your strength (350k) and your reach (level 39 systems)
    is your protection at that level. No one above level 24 can attack you! Again, you do this to get the faction credits to upgrade your officers.
    3. Max out all the faction officers including the ones from the transport pattens.

    Optional: build 3 Kehra and max them out for base protection. If you put those strong officers on them your base will be nearly impossible to crack so you can take a break for a month and not have to worry about your stuff being gone.

    Once you’ve been going for a while (say 1-2 years), you’ll be Godlike at this level which means you can freely move around and do whatever you like without being attacked / harassed. I estimate that you need 4-5 years before you get all the above milestones if you don’t spend (much). Oh yes, and you win all the daily, weekly and special events that are passing by. This game has no finish line so there is no need to level up as quickly as possible. If you’re able to enjoy your time with this kind of hard camping then this might be something for you.

  23. Shane Davison on April 10, 2023 at 11:49 am

    I am level 28 and I don’t know what raiding is and some other terms you use are not familiar to me. This is not a good new player video.

  24. Jason Gleason on April 10, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Hey just saw this video – What OPC hunting helps with the Franklin? I’m not sure I follow that part.

  25. James Rinkevich on April 10, 2023 at 11:49 am

    And event stores and rogue store do not give you enough bps for Stella. I have 90 bps and no store to get them

  26. Justin Smith on April 10, 2023 at 11:50 am

    How can we contact you to ask you a question directly?

  27. Omega Primer on April 10, 2023 at 11:51 am


  28. John Tubb on April 10, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Good feedback, at 28 I maxed my Sally and started realizing I need to move up for better research and save for my 1st epic. I’m 33 and 5 days from ops34 and will focus to get shipyard to lvl34.

  29. Wil Griffin on April 10, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Hello Fam.
    My question this time is…
    Not on this vid sub.
    It’s duel Faction Grinding.
    Level 26 Celebrated Klingon. Trying to grind for the Federation.. Hard because of the resting slowly back to 0..or beginning.
    Any suggestions?

  30. Nathaniel Miller on April 10, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Question: For those P/T/D goals, does that include tokens in the bank, or just what you have "piled up?"

  31. warprince2099 on April 10, 2023 at 11:57 am

    I’m thinking of subscribing to your channel but I want to know if you can help me with your videos, Have you made a video detailing what you need to do once you reach level 28, I recently reached level 28 and now I’m looking for guidance because of what I’m limited to do, do you have a video that I could see?

  32. Dupre on April 10, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Soft camping is a 14" high Ozark Trails queen-sized, self-inflating, velour-topped air mattress. 🛌

  33. Tom Duggan on April 10, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Hey rev can you do a video on "dual faction grinding" with some details? I’m finding it hard to keep both my factions (Fed and Klingon) level and I just know I am doing it wrong.

  34. David Sakmar on April 10, 2023 at 11:58 am

    How can I get Vidar BPs faster? I am 3 days into my 28 upgrade now and still only half way to a Vidar?

  35. Cesar Caceres on April 10, 2023 at 11:59 am

    Does this still apply

  36. nickboyuk on April 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    What about camping at l27. Maxing the 1st faction ship. Maxed all research and buildings. Dual faction will be maxed soon. Win so many events so get all the new rare and epic officers. Vidar and Franklin slowly levelling up. Have so much latinum I can’t spend it. Getting transporter patterns already. My only bug bare not enough rare crystal.

  37. NEOmnius on April 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    One of the dullest and most boring mobile games I played. It’s a cashgrab of epic proportions. Roddenberry would go berserk if he could se how it’s creation is treated and whored around.

  38. Brian Pritchard on April 10, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Does anyone know about the arena warp cell ?

  39. morgen dikmen on April 10, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Id like to point out that if i remember correctly level 26 is a very good level to stay and farm at for a few months. You are at top of the bracet. So on daily ranked events you will be facing players of level 26,25,24. If you stay on that level and just farm you will be able to make life so much easier later on.

  40. morgen dikmen on April 10, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Im at level 31. I have been at it for a few months now. I had so much research to do because i didnt do much while i was leveling up. Id say im around 80% done with my research. Now my peoblem is i dont have unc and rare to do some of the research. I have maxed out sally. Bortas t8 and vidar t7. I will hang out on level 31 for another few months for now. I am pretty stacked with crew and ships so i do not have much issue taking first place in the events at my level. But scoply always has the same boring events.

  41. Josh Lynch on April 10, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Rev, you started to mention rogue rep when describing another way to get chen shards. lat is tough to get enough. What are the ways to help with this?

  42. Bleachguy on April 10, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    looks like once i get centurion il have to camp and max out officers got tlaan maxed kirk i think near t3 spock and bones still more shards

  43. Wayne Ker on April 10, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Rev, love your video. I have a question as to where I should start soft camp/camping. Teammate suggested that I should camp at lvl 31 but some say I can possibly camp at 33. I was lvl 28 about 2 weeks ago with a T8 Saladin (have enough crystal to max it), maxed Vidar, and 2 maxed horizons. For officers, I have maxed Stonn, T’pring, borat, Spock, Bones, Uhura, and Kumak. I also dual locked Fed and Rom. Now I rushed to 30 (finished all lvl29 researches). Do you think camping or soft camping at 31 is good or can I go higher?

  44. Pastor Newms on April 10, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Rev Deuce I have a question you say 5 max rare officers for tp, but it looks like it unlocks with 1-2 rare officers maxed or at level 34 based on a conversation I was having with a friend about the video. Is this just for a jump start on TP shards?

  45. Al07ismo1 on April 10, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Thanx again rev. I go by your previous camping video. And its benefiting my game a lot. This is a good add to it. Been the whole tng time on lvl 26, and quite successful with leaderboards. Gonna use the jump to 29 to rock the final arc slbs.
    About maxing the horizon. Some people say better get a faction miner and keep it on level 3. And thoughts on that?

  46. Mr Killywiggles on April 10, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    You talk about soft camping at 29….the only one I completed in the list i did was a Bortas at Tier 8….

    Again, i know you said its a soft camp; but everything you put on here requires a hefty amount of time at L28/29…I maxed out my researching trying to do all out of what you’re asking. You might as well say….max out at level 29 and do your best.

    Still an informative video….it lets you know that that you shouldn’t just level up because you can.

  47. atxemtp on April 10, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    I would love to get time to sit with you and figure out why at level 39 I have such crappy ships

  48. Minecraft Mike on April 10, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    This was brilliant I wish I saw it before.
    Is all of this still relevant after so much has changed over the last few arcs.
    Do you have anything new to add to it please.

  49. George Easton on April 10, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    fastest talking of all of your vids…

  50. ColonelFusion on April 10, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    Save your huge Ops jumps for the December, Christmas event. I did it last year per Rev and got mega stuff! Jumped for Vi’Dar for free and all kinds of stuff.

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