I'm sure this has been asked before, but either the search function sucks, or I do. I apologize.
I just got promoted to Vice Admiral (yay me). I'm flying the fleet escort, and looking at the purchasable ships, I'm just wondering if they are really better. I don't really pvp yet, so the cloak is of little use, but is the multi-attack mode worth paying the money for?
Both the c-store ships are more skewed towards science rather than engineering., which I use for ETPS. Is this because it's better to have hazard emitters and transfer shield strength for survival?
I haven't done any end-game yet, so I'm a complete newb when it comes to it. I've read the STF escort post though, to get some pointers.
I have a fleet escort myself and love it they are awesome ships only thing i prefer the looks of is the tactical refit but thats just me as i love the defiant look for what is meant to be a fast sleek ship.
The VA ships aren't really better, just different. MVAM console is a nice gimmick and the cloak is cool for PvP. Both create additional options only. There is a drawback though, it's really hard to get a good looking Fleet Escort, the only thing that needs improvement IMHO.
Reiterating what others have said, the Fleet Escort is a marvelous ship for running STF's in. If you change to one of the other ships dont hope to be more effective DPS wise, but do it to have a different playstyle even if some missions take longer.
For me I tend to run Fleet Escort for STF's and either a D'kyr or Nebula refit for general PVE. For my cloaking ship fix I just hop onto a KDF toon.