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Polar the Bear Feb 23, 2014 @ 3:36pm
What ship should i buy?
im a captain now, and ive been using cruisers as a tac officer for a while now should i use the escort or the cruiser. I want which ever is cooler and better :D
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Velhym Feb 23, 2014 @ 6:27pm 
It is completely a matter of preference.

There are certainly a number of Tac-Friendly Boff layout Cruisers out there, such as the Tac Oddy, Avenger, Cardassian Galor Class, Advanced Heavy Retro, and Assault Cruiser.

Moving to an escort while you are leveling can certainly be fun. Definitely recommend giving it a try to see if you prefer that style of combat more. There are big differences in survivability, but also in the burst damage potential.
Szeron Feb 23, 2014 @ 7:10pm 
You didn't mention your faction, but I will presume Federation.

If you're enjoying the cruiser gameplay style, I would reccommend the Regent Assault Cruiser or Avenger Battlecruiser. The Regent is a bit more of a traditional Starfleet cruiser(good firepower at all angles) with a heavy tactical leaning. The Avenger is essentially a top-notch Klingon Battlecruiser(it can equip dual cannons and packs a lot of forward punch with its 5/3 weapon layout).

If you want to roll with Escorts, I suggest looking into the Armitage or Kumari. The Armitage is a very sturdy Escort(might as well be called a Destroyer) with a hangar bay for fighters. The Kumari, on the other hand, is an recklessly offensive little ship that can throw out a lot of punishment.

That said, I would still suggest waiting until you hit 50 and get a better feel for what you like or don't like in your ships. You can get and experiment with mirror versions of the level 40 ships on the exchange for relatively cheap amounts of EC. Learning how to fly a ship well will return far more performance than any ship purchase.
Polar the Bear Feb 24, 2014 @ 1:02pm 
Thank you for your help. I chose the escort because its newer, i my opinion cooler :D
Akhiro Feb 27, 2014 @ 8:39am 
The Defiant-class is my personal favorite, but it's your prerogative. The only thing with the Defiant is you really have to know how to dance with it. In the words of Ben Sisko "she's got teeth," but she's also a bit fragile. Give her some powerful cannons, exotic torpedoes, etc and you've got one hell of a little monster.
Last edited by Akhiro; Feb 27, 2014 @ 8:40am
The Hunter Feb 28, 2014 @ 4:56am 
Buy the zen now and buy the galaxy 3-pack next week.
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Date Posted: Feb 23, 2014 @ 3:36pm
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