I heard there was a ship that you started out with that you could buy and it was the NX ship from the show Enterprise. Do you start with it in the tutorial? Also anything else that is a necessitous or a definite get from the store for a newbie?
TOS Constitution - has 20% extra HP, an extra engineering console, and blue phasers that level with you NX - has an extra tactical console, grappler ability, and best turn rate of starting ships. Oberth - has an extra science console, Enhanced Plasma Manifold console, +5 auxiliary power, and sensor analysis. Has better turn rate than Miranda.
I like the NX. It's a nice little "escort" type of ship for T1. I currently have a Captain 5 Engineer who's still flying the NX as part of a challenge to see if I can make it all the way to VA in an NX.