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coxx7777 02-01-2013 10:26 PM

No Cloak on Krenn?
 
Maybe it's just me buuuut, don't you think a KDF temporal destroyer from the future would have a cloak?

zulisvel 02-01-2013 10:37 PM

The background information Cryptic had to justify the time ships stated that the Tholian's ripped out most of the future technology. I'd think a cloaking device 400+ more years advanced than any current KDF technology would be the first to go.

starkaos 02-01-2013 11:06 PM

An actual cloak on the Krenn would mean it can fire while cloaked, completely undetectable with 25th Century technology, unaffected by enemy weapon's fire, and can give those same benefits to anyone on their team. Since this is a MMO and not a single player game, then certain restrictions have to be put on it to make things balanced.

azurianstar 02-01-2013 11:25 PM

Or maybe cloaks in the future are pointless due to sensor technology being far more sophisticated.

raptor63549 02-01-2013 11:43 PM

Yeah, wouldn't want a ship from the future to hide itself from sensors to avoid polluting the timeline.

azurianstar 02-01-2013 11:54 PM

No point to since they use Transporters that travel through time.

age03 02-01-2013 11:59 PM

Cloaking takes toime and with temporal weapons can takes you in and out or be deep sixed.

ussdelphin2 02-02-2013 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by azurianstar (Post 7838901)
No point to since they use Transporters that travel through time.

Well they use transporters and ships...

I would have thought the Klingons would have installed a cloak since the ship must have a lot of empty space after the Tholians removed the future tech.

timelord79 02-02-2013 04:18 AM

Future sensors are probably so sophisticated that they can detect any gravitational disturbance including small ones like starships.
Since even the best cloak can not hide the ships gravity well it would be pointless to use them in the future.
In fact the only cloak in existence are naturally occuring black holes BECAUSE they have incredibly strong gravity wells and create gravitational lensing which makes them detectable indirectly.
The only way to avoid this is to not interact with the rest of the universe. Even if a ship could do that the non interaction part would be a 2-way street which would blind it's own sensors and weapon capabilities.
Closed Warp bubbles have been known to do this in TNG's "Remember Me" and look how that turned out.

dma1986 02-02-2013 04:33 AM

Krenn doesn't cloak because the identical Fed equivalent doesn't cloak.
Same reason why the Korath doesn't have one either.


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