Red, White, & Blue, baby!
- Dec 17, 2004
For tactical space battles you might want to try Star Trek Online. Its free to play and the space battles are quite tactical (firing arcs, maneuvering ...) but you will only command your own ship and there will be (annoying) ground missions.
I'd second this too as long as you focus on playing the PvE encounters---basically the MMORPG equivalent of coop dungeon instances. Although ST:O definitely splits itself between Doom/WoW want-to-be FPS you can actually completely ignore that in favor of space battles. And there's no compelling need to even play the the storyline quests other than to grind for sets of gear.
ST:O fails pretty much at a PvP experience, even though it has implemented one.