Star Trek Online adds a FAQ to answer some of your burning questions.
Continuing to add the question "What is an MMORPG?" means that we have not gone as mainstream as I would like to think. Nonetheless, there are some fun things to learn from the new Star Trek Online FAQ, namely:
Can I play something other than a Captain like a Doctor or an Engineer?
Everyone is a Captain, (remember, if you command a ship, you are automatically a Captain), and you will command a crew, but that does not limit your role. Your character will still be able to choose from a variety of career paths, such as Engineer, Tactical Officer, Doctor, Science Officer, etc. Your career path is your root, and will affect your skills, and how you command your crew. Consider Jean-Luc Picard, Beverly Crusher, Worf and Kathryn Janeway. Picard was an archeologist and diplomat, Crusher was a doctor, Worf a security/tactical officer, and Janeway was a scientist. Each eventually choose a career in command and became ship captains. This does not mean the game will limit your ship choices based on your profession Â far from it. The examples are simply an example of how the game design was inspired.
There are a lot of blanks to fill in, but you can read the recently released FAQ here. If you are more of a visual person or just enjoy juicy new information, be sure to check out these brand new screenshots too.