Yeah, after playing part of the campaign before it went capute. I had figured out all the roles I need for my ships, so now I generally just pre make all those ships for a race before I start a new campaign again.
For Cruisers I Design a;
fast Short range CL Cruiser, (with at least one Beam Laser)
a Medium range Beam Laser Cruiser (sometimes with carrier bays)
A long rang Missile cruiser I’m on the fence about MWM vs FML (Fast Missile Launchers) because i did a Missile cruiser test and FML won, but most people still prefer MWM???
I’m now experimenting with an AA Cruiser with carrier bays now, cause I know with all the fighter spam a fighter fleet will pop up eventually.
For frigates I like an;
ION/ECM/ anti Missile frigate for cruiser support
AA frigates, (but in a fighter spam test 21 FT vs 38 FR they lost badly, so I probably wont invest much into that design anymore)
and a Laser/ECM frigate for fighter support to eat up cruiser armor resistance for fighters (if cruisers are not around).
As for fighters well is either laser fighters or rocket fighters there’s not too much to it.
Did I miss anything?