Do you want more DPS? Tac
Do you want more survivability? Eng
Fiddle with skills and experiment, I wish I could do after the ~30 boxes I've opened so far...
That sucks, I have opened 8 boxes so far and still have yet to get it as well.
OT: From first site, it looks like an engineering ship because of it's consoles and bridge officer slots, but now that you think about it, it's is more of a tactical ship because of DPS, turn rate, and how weak it is to cruisers.
went with tact no problem with survivability the hull is fine I do better in this ship than the excelsior. its a ship made for a tact its kinda wasted on an engineer as they are about tanking and this ship is clearly about damage.
I wish the STFs had a damage\heals\tanking meters in it much like PVP has meters. Maybe one day. Sot he only real way to see hwo much damage you can do its in PVP.
So I took her into pvp and boy I am a target. LOL
Once I teamed with some Fleet mates i was able to do very well and often was near or the top dps in the group with a team that is very good. I am sure I am just reinventing the wheel but a TAC in a cruiser is like DPS over time...and an escort is burst DPS. I posted some builds that I did but it really draws down to the following:
I havent tested the OB version yet but so far I have done very high dps in pvp matches. Its all variable but the proof is when there is a bad match I am often teh top dps in my group...so cruiser dps is real..its just not burst dps (unless your OB crits).