My ultimate objective was to cover as many different gameplay styles as possible with as few characters as possible, for each side.
My initial idea was to go KDF Tactical (BortasQu), FED Engineering (Odyssey), and RRF Science (Tulwar).
Then it's occurred to me that I failed to cover several bases...
-My MVAM is a favourite ship; most people would want to captain the Enterprise or something iconic, but the MVAM seems to appeal to my own tastes moreso than anything else. So that requires a FED Tactical.
-I've bought (but admittedly haven't used) a Varanus Support Ship. So that's a KDF Science? I was rather disappointed with its performance on its own but then again I wasn't playing with a group at the time, so...maybe things will look up for it. This, more than anything, I think I want some input on. Should I make a KDF Science character to be able to support a good KDF team should the need arise?
-I'd still need a carrier. I do have an Atrox, so that would work for a Federation Science character...
And now I have like five more characters than I originally intended.
At the end of it all, I have planned
FED Tactical (Prometheus, possibly Akira)
FED Engineering (Odyssey)
FED Science (Carrier?)
KDF Tactical (BortasQu or Bird of Prey?)
KDF Engineering (if the Tactical is flying a Bird of Prey, then this character would fly the BortasQu)
KDF Science (Varanus? Carrier?)
RRF Science (Fed; Tulwar)
RRF ???? (KDF; Carrier? D'Deridex?)
And then looking at that I have a need to balance everything out with an RRF Tactical.
Argh. I just need help with planning out these characters to get the most out of the game! Any advice?