Spent a couple hours playing around on tribble.
Did the new azure nebula queue mission where you rescue romulan ships from tholians. Was kinda fun.
Played around in the reputation screen. The rewards/benefits look nice, and the costs (for the basic tier at least, can't see what it'll cost down the line) seems pretty reasonable. One project was 300 dil, another was 900. The biggest problem I saw with it was how long the projects take. The starting projects take 1 day 16 hours to complete after you've filled the materials. At that rate it'll take a minimum of three and a half days to unlock tier one. I don't know for sure, but I suspect the higher tier projects will take even longer.
I'm probably going to have to do at least the romulan version, cause one of the things you can get is a "Romulan Plasma Flamethrower" and I want one.
Visited new romulus. It looks nice. It was fun for the amount of time I spent there, but... They basically made it into a Korean MMO. It's all about running around collecting/clicking various crap for a bunch of lazy NPC's. Over and over. Didn't see any real missions. Did see a couple areas that might have been real missions, but you needed to be higher tier to enter them so I couldn't check them out.
There's this critter running around called an ehoff or something. Cute little buggers. You can get them as pets, but like you have to do these missions where you chase them and tag them. Then you use the rewards from that to get eggs, and there's various doff assignments to "raise" it. They come in several varieties, and I rather suspect this will be a pokemon experience for many.
There's a new mini game for scanning for radiation on new romuluse. It reminds me quite a bit of the dilithium mining interface. Same deal where you match up lines and score points. The more points the more radiation samples. A couple hundred points got me like 15-ish samples. You can turn in 100 samples for 8 romulan marks (no, that's not a lot). It goes up to 30 marks for 300 samples.
Wasn't able to check out the embassy, cause I didn't have a fleet on tribble.
The cost to reassign doffs went WAY up. Whites->green is 500 dil (600 from a specific race's personnel officer), and blue->purple was 5000 dil (6000 specific race). I'm told the general recruitment assignment is 1k dill now, I can't confirm because it was on cool down for me. The specific duty officer recruitment assignments (like vulcan cultural exchange, or tactical officer recruitment, ect) had no cost associated with them, at least. But it sounds like the one that awards you the pack inventory item is going to cost you now.
The bad news is that the dil cost-of-living is going way up. You need it for starbase projects, for fleet embassy projects, for reputation projects (x2, borg and romulan), and now dil it you want to reassign your officers, and dil if you want the general recruitment doff-pack. That's not even counting anything you spend for you own items or convert to zen.