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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 259
12-10-2012, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by shookyang View Post
Are you talking about Battle Cloak or regular cloak?

Ships under regular cloak do not take direct hull damage. As soon as it goes to Red Alert, the shields are up instantly. Which means, it's ups before the weapon fire even comes close to the hull.

That is one advantage to the regular cloak.
I think you're misunderstanding what I mean.

While cloaked, your shields are down. It doesn't matter what kind of cloak you have, the shields are still down. Hence, being fired upon while actively cloaked (say, if someone sensor scans and detects you, or a sci ship has high enough AUX and you move too close, or the 2-3 other ways I've seen people detect me without actually decloaking me) will result in direct hits to the hull. In that way, you're vulnerable.