I've been hesitant to get involved with these because I expected it to be a royal pain in the ass. But, no. Get your sigil, talk to the warp person to go pretty much anywhere. Show up, get tags from the dude by the outpost and beat some ass (or heal in the mages' case). I've seen battles last 5 minutes and some last well over half an hour--and the XP and allied notes scale with the time! Woo! Further, if you're on merit mode, you do get limit points. So. Excited. I almost had an organism.