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# 155
11-21-2012, 11:07 PM
*le sigh* This thread is still going?

The Khitomer Accords don't involve the Federation's usage of cloaking technology. The Treaty of Algeron, which was signed by the Federation and Romulan Star Empire, which partially said that the Federation would not develop cloaking technology. It was also kind of a sign of good faith to other powers (such as the Klingons, Cardassians, etc) that they wouldn't do so, even if those other powers didn't sign that Treaty too.

That aside, I am not gonna to waste anyone's time by re-saying the same arguments, since they apparently don't seem to make a slightest bit of difference considering this thread is still here. I will just say this:

Give up a tac console, a rear weapon port, a good percentage of your hull and shields, and you may have your battle cloak, because otherwise you just want an already very powerful escort, to gain a very large advantage for no cost aside from one mere console slot.

Plus, think about this: If there is ever a Romulan faction, about 95% of their ships will have cloaking as well, and possibly even some new/different cloaking based tech on their ships, or even potentially on the ground. I can see it now: "I want a perfect cloak like the Scimitar has!" Regardless, I doubt those future Romulan players will like the idea of giving up any advantages their faction has just because a Federation player wants it.