I asked this question when I reached lvl 10 myself, "Should i buy the tank, storm, light engineer, or the speed stun?" well heres a guide for that question. We'll start with the space tank, (My personal favorite!
) the space tank is the most survivable of the 2000 series ships, if your a stand and fight kind of person, this is the ship for you, it is able to take more damage than any of the other 2000 ships, it is great at fighting against mantis being equiped with shields and heavy armor (wich is why i recommend allowing a tank lead a squad while ships such as storms support it from behind), but it does suffer at pvp due to its slower speed and lack of anti tank missles, if your more into pve go for a tank, its also excellent at harv hunting when supported by storms. Next up is the storms, storms are great for pvp, (there probably the best for it) if you get a storm youll be capable at starting a battle from a longer range, storms are also a great addition to any squad (I like to have one at my back for sure
) if your looking for a ship to pvp alot with this is your ship. Next up the light engineer, This ship is a welcome addition to any squad due to its abilaty to support other ships, PROTECT AN ENGINEER AT ALL COSTS!! if you choose an engineer your bound to be one of the more popular pilots of your system, an added bonus is the fact that more players would be willing to protect you (i would atleast), i do wish more players would buy this ship. Last is the speed stun, i havent seen may in action so i cant make a thorough opinoin, but its discription makes it out to be an excellent scouting ship, if your more of a hit and run kinda player go for the speed stun. Hope this helps!!!