I don't understand why they don't make all of the Gorn and Orion NPC ships playable. I love the look of the Gorn ships and I'd personally love to play the Tuatara cruiser. It really is a fantastic looking ship. All of the Gorn ships are really cool looking.
I'm well aware that the NPC ships aren't textured or modeled as well as the player ships, but c'mon, Cryptic. You've got half of our faction's ships as NPC-only..
It occurred to me while watch stargate Altantis that the Orion Slaver Fighter is basically a Wraith Dart with a more star trek feel. Think about it thier both fighters with the unusual focus on capturing people and things alive, both using advanced teleportation tech to capture people as energy.
The Slavers are a little more advanced then Wraith Darts.
Wraith Darts have DHD, energy weapons, and a biological hull, and,Teleporting beam tech, but Slavers have shields, energy weapons, mines, FLT (warp), and can transport people off ships not just out in the open.