I just managed to upgrade from my starter Miranda-Class to a Rapier-Class, and I have to say that said upgrade could not have come one SECOND too soon!!!!! I was able to do my missions fairly well in a Miranda, but I did NOT like it--it was slow, it didn't hit very hard, and it was so fragile I often had to shift my power into Shields in order to survive!!!!! (I prefer to have my power directed to weapons, so I can hit harder) The Miranda reminds me of your stereotypical "Grunt-Type" Mobile Suit--it is the Cannon Fodder sent into a battle so that you have something disposable for the enemy to trash!!!!!
Who else hates the Miranda-Class and its status as a "Cannon Fodder" Starter Ship?
I like the miranda, mine got a few tasty presents in the form of dual disruptor cannons MK I but the arc was poor so i switched for standard single disruptor and a better phaser bank of some sort for the aft, its slow yes but likable
I hate Miranda in ME:2, too.
Stuck up, arrogant, self absorbed ...
Wait, Miranda class light cruiser you say?
Meh, it's not that bad.
And pound for pound it's the ship you'll be in for the least amount of time.