When I got to Captain and received a new free ship I chose a Exploration Cruiser, Upon reflection I wish i had gone for the Tactical escort as I wanted to get a Defiant, Is they any way of changing now or is it all to late to do anything about?
But it's going to cost you in some form of the games currency.
Most likely a LOT of Dilithium.
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When you are LH Rear Admiral, then you'll get your LAST free ship. This ship will be useful for the rest of the time you play the game... a.k.a. end-game.
I recommend that you don't bother buying any ships until you are Vice Admiral. None of the ships at Captain are really worth using at end-game (Level 50 - Vice Admiral.)
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To be fair, the final free ship choice isn't as big of a deal as we have all of the mirror variants on the exchange now.
Mirror Escorts are currently very cheap as they're from the current lockbox. Cruisers and Science ships are running for a couple hundred thousand EC(still quite cheap by end game standards) as they're from older boxes. The only level 40 ship that doesn't currently have a mirror version is the KDF Bird of Prey(which has universal bridge slots anyway).