Once you advance to the rank of Captain, within the game, you get to choose from the next level of starships starting with the Federation Tactical Escorts: the Defiant Class, Gallant Class, and Vigilant Class. These, honestly, are my least favorite ships in the game. While they pack a pretty good punch, they’re just not much to look at. And you get dwarfed by all of the other starships out there. I gave them a try, but quickly went back to the Cruisers, which are coming up next.