Starting off with the Tarsus sucks...But I think it adds to the realism that in the beginning things are tough... just do some system patrols...the ones that pay 6000-8000 per job and mod your Tarsus to the teeth.. 2 Tachyons, good shields, afterburner, etc... then you'll be kickin some tail before ya know it....Make a name for yourself in the Troy system... Then once your all kicked off with goodies..Move on from there. Good luck !
Why do I feel like I'm the only one who likes the galaxy? It reminds me so much of the Milennium Falcon, has decent weaponry and defenses, and is not way too pricey. I think I use it more then anything else.