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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-25-2012, 11:30 PM
Short answer no you will not be doing escort missions. Their called "escorts" because when the Defiant Class was introduced it was considered politically incorrect for Starfleet to have warships and be identified as such. Just a guess, but I believe "escort" is derived from "destroyer escort." Which today would be considered either a destroyer or frigate.
Regardless, escort implies a ship who's sole purpose is to fight protecting other ships- which is basically what they do in STO.