Hmm, interesting option Buccaneer. A buddy of mine is a Tac officer in a Recon and is quite successful with it. We go back and forth killing each other in private PvP matches, while in my escort. I did my deferi dailies in the nebula last night just to try it out, but I didn't change my spec. Seemed to be a wrecking ball, but I didn't have everything fixed up. I held off on real experimentation because we did a fleet run on Cure last night to get one of our fleeties through it, so I didn't really have a lot of time to play around with another ship. I was given a lot of mixed opinions from my fleet mates last night because I'm the main escort in our raiding teams, and I guess they don't want to give up the DPS I put out on STFs. We only have 1 other core player that flies an escort, and he's an engineer. So he has better survivability but he doesn't quite pack the same punch. So I'm kinda torn.