You can’t always have three friends to play Bridge Crew, and sometimes online matchmaking puts you with people who are just not fun to play with. If you’re in need of a fix but prefer to play on your own, solo gameplay is the way to go. You just need to know how to manage the bridge yourself and enjoy the process. Here are some tips!
Learn to give commands
As a captain, you have access to more information than anyone else on the Bridge, so staying where you are gives you a significant advantage. There are a couple of very useful tools for solo gameplay that make the job a lot easier. The captain’s commands can be given both to individual stations for specific tasks, and to the entire crew when performing a group task. This is useful in several ways, for example:
- Prepare Helm and Engineering jobs at the same time for deformation, so there is no need to issue separate commands.
- Engage Helm and Tactical target missions at the same time so you move into position and immediately prepare to fire
Combining individual commands with shipwide commands greatly simplifies control and increases efficiency when you play with multiple people but don’t have a full crew.
Avoid that red alert button
This big, friendly red button is nice to use when playing with other people, but it can quickly cause problems when playing with AI. Red Alert triggers a series of actions in Tactical AI, including raising shields and arming torpedoes. This could be exactly what you want, or it could increase your detection range on a stealth mission and seriously set you up.
Be very careful with Red Alert around AI or your mission will quickly go sideways.