I am just starting playing. I read that speed is important but right now I am using nearly static or even static ship, using the extra space for armor/weapons/shields/Generator.
I tend to use balanced fleet with dedicated Frigate ensuring Anti-Fighter, Anti-Missile job, EMP blocade and LRM/Beam backup while escorting a Cruiser Tank battleline (with heavy armor and shield regeneration ) backed up by Heavy Beam Cruiser.
My question is : if using mainly tank and long range weaponary does the lack of engine is very problematic, given that my opponent is having enough power to close the range ?
Also I am using what I call Aegis Frigate with dual point defense and dual anti-fighter missile to escort /protect my tank with some success, is it a good idea ?
I used static Frigate with 28.73 armor rating as point defense and EMP launcher (2 EMP, 1 LRM, 1 Antifighter missile), as a defense “shield” and backup, any comments ?