Defiant Battle Cloak
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Join Date: Jun 2012
10-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Originally Posted by
Could have sworn the KDF ships sacrificed something to install that innate cloak, but here's my quick spitballed suggestion:
Make a craftable cloak console that works on anything, but is "experimental" - read, unreliable and has a longer cooldown than the cloaks in game currently. Could alternately have a time limit or a power drain component... something to make it inferior to the current consoles/innate cloak.
Make a Very Rare, difficult DOff mission that uses multiple crafted cloak consoles to make a special account-bind-on-pickup Battle Cloak console.
The Battle Cloak console alone should be worthless. Give it a base hull, shield, and crew % based debuff (doubt it could disable a BOff slot), and the ability to upgrade any *other* cloak into a battle cloak - a crafted experimental cloak console becomes an experimental Battle Cloak (with all the problems of the experimental cloak), a C-Store or Innate cloak becomes a straight Battle Cloak, and an innate Battle Cloak becomes an Enhanced Battle Cloak.
I might also suggest that the T5 Tactical Escort and it's variants and the Dreadnought Galaxy-X be converted to having an innate cloak (and lose a console slot), OR that the KDF ships be converted to using and coming with a character-bound (non-experimental) cloak console (but gaining back a console slot as a balance point to do so - this is my preference!). I'd also love it if you put a crafted Experimental Cloak Console on an Oberth it could pass through solid objects, but if the timer/power runs out before it is safe on the other side it blows up.
Basically, if you want a Battle Cloak, it should cost you (or me) a (additional) console slot.
You forgot to upgrade the B'rel retrofit cloak. Also, the Oberth thingy is problematic for a variety of reasons.
Originally Posted by
No. We already took carriers. We take battlecloak then there is NO REASON to play a Klingon.
Except the Klingons also benefit from the idea for several reasons.
1. All BoPs can now fly B'rel style.
2. Virtually all Klingon ships can use battle cloak reliably.
3. All KDF ships would be able to use battle cloaks.
4. The B'rel retrofit gets a further enhanced cloak.
All the feds get is the ability to cloak their ships, and a battle cloak for the Defiant-R and Galaxy-X.
True now, the ships that don't come with innate cloaking would be somewhat disadvantaged in that respect due to the unreliable functionality of the console, but...
I want this!
Edit: Huh. I just realized doing that would require a massive combat revamp.
Either we'd have to be able to target by heading rather than by entity (guesswork fire, anyone?) or we'd have to get some MAJOR stealth detection upgrades as an option. Otherwise we're just causing massive amounts of PvP zombie matches due to ships cloaking and decloaking practically at will with little chance of getting shot down. Unless the experimental battle cloak had a chance to randomly shut down and automatically come online (B'rel style, except with no weapons triggering it), periodically giving windows for the opponent to destroy you. Might not be a bad idea to do the same for upgraded standard cloaks, as most ships can't be blown up in a tiny 15 second window, even if you took their shields down!
Oh, lovely, I can't even requote the Douglas Adams quote I used to have here
I WANT IT BACK!!!!
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