Season 3 is due out in 2 days. I've played some of it on the Tribble beta-test shard, and the new sector space looks FANTASTIC--just like space should. No more neon yellow-green disco-floors in Borg sector space, yay!!
If you have not tried the Breen and Devidian episode series, you definitely want to. They are not only fun, but they also give out some cool rewards that you can't get any other place in game.
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. The Academy is a lot of fun just on its own.