You will never get a crew reward from level up unless the race is present in the sector you are playing at the time of the level up.
You need to unlock the Infection in the current galaxy as soon as you can, hope they spawn as a starting race in every new sector, and keep them alive.
I admit that when I start a new hardcore Command Zero Infection ship I roll the very first sector until it has Scavengers in it, and then concentrate on allowing the Infection to emerge. It's not the easiest race to get going, but it's pretty easy to keep around, because it kicks ass.
No good deed goes unpunished...
Last edited by Tuidjy : 03-21-2014 at 02:27 PM.