Wow - some great opinions and info here! It's a tough call because they all bring something to the table - even the Pig Carrier I have currently. I like the bonus firepower of the Kar-Fi, but I also liek the flexibility of the Recluse. Gah!
As a 'pig carrier' fan, after getting the Karfi I can say it's great fun and was refreshing after flying the Marauder for so long.
The turn rate and superior fire power mixed in with some high end sci skills is quite a change to the slower turning Marauder and was quite refreshing.
And being an engineer captain makes it decently survivable if built and handled well.
Vo'Quv, have it, but not a fan really. I'm not really into support play, I either want to be in the thick of it taking or giving a beating. Marauder can tank nicely enough (even better than the voquv), and the Karfi can dish it out, so Vo'Quv for me has drifted in to the mothball section of my ship yard.
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