Cloaked ships now show up on mini map
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-07-2010, 04:05 AM
I've been playing both sides. My KDF is BG5 already, and I've heavily been working on my Fed who is at Cmdr4.
It does make a difference. You may not exactly tell where the Klingons are at as far as the Z-Axis goes, but you DO know what general direction they're coming from. You DO know where the Klingons are gathering or prowling at. You get to present your defenses / firing arcs towards the threat even before they decloak. It makes it easier for their Science Officers to chase them down and try to pop them out of cloak. There's some guesswork involved for those attempts, but in a bunch of maps, the terrain / obstacles makes those guesses quite easy, i.e. Cracked Planet.
Just the fact that with the current situation, you can just tell where the KDF is at, when they're nearby, so that you really don't have to stay on the alert anymore. I just sit there in my Cruiser and call out, "Okay, there they are. There's a bunch of them there so expect them to decloak any minute now." Or just send the Science Officer there, pop the entire KDF group out of cloak, and watch their confusion as you send a mass of phaser fire and quantum torps their way. Like scattering a bunch of scared mice or ants.
The predators can no longer prowl, hide, and ambush anymore, because they go around with big, red, shining beacons that scream, "HERE I AM!!!"