Just started playing this game (first MMO and I really like it so far) and I've been scanning these anomalies in space and keep getting alien artifacts. I was wondering what do you do with them? I tried selling them but get no money for them lol. I have a few rare ones but they aren't worth anything lol what do I do with them? Thx
That stuff you get from scanning, those are crafting materials.
The come in Energy (kinda looks like an atomic diagram), Physical (a triangle) and Technological (sort of looks like a flower) formats. They also come in six tiers (red, light blue, green, dark blue, orange and purple). Beyond that there are ten rare particle traces.
There should be a tutorial mission for crafting that you can hail Admiral Quinn for, it's called Scientific Mandate. It will have you go through a mission that will take you to Memory Alpha in the Alpha Centauri sector block (where all the Fed-side crafting is done). Once you've completed that tutorial you can use the materials to start crafting items.
^ oh ok lol thx man! I had started that mission but just dropped it because I got lost and couldn't find the memory sector(I think that's what its called lol) will I be able to do the tutorial mission again since I dropped it?
You should be able to pick it up off of Admiral Quinn again.
Memory Alpha is in the Alpha Centauri sector block, just above Sirius (where Sol/Earth/ESD is). I believe it's listed as Memory Alpha for in-block auto-travel purposes, so when you get to Alpha Centauri scroll down the systems list 'til you reach the M's.