I'm interested in playing STO on a serious level for the first time. I've played in a minor capacity in the past but never past the first few levels.
I'm wanting to enter in at an interesting time with Delta Recruit characters being available. I've done a good deal of research and learned I'd want to create at least 3 characters, one for each major none TOS faction, and play through to a certain point to unlock future rewards.
My question comes in with my idea of gameplay. See I'm one to level and experience the story in it's entirety, a completionist basically. I don't want the experience to be rushed too fast. At the same time I don't want to miss out on specific perks that the Delta Recruit offers in the long run so I'm at an impasse about proceeding. I know 'DR' characters inherently level faster but I want to know if anyone can tell me in specific language if that impacts the story, as far as difficulty in missions and mission rewards(etc), if I were to simply play ONLY a DR character. I know I can choose to skip the tutorial once it's been done on another character and simply not be a DR character but again I don't want to miss out on 'unlock' perks and playing two characters all the way to end risks definite burnout.
Should I play the DR character(I plan on being Federation as a main) or am I safe to do it the old fashion way (slow leveling doesn't bother me) because DR is really for those wanting to catch up fast or alt leveling?
Thank you for your time!