Is It Just Me Or Would It Make More Sense To Be Able To Choose What Alert Status Your Ship Is At? Me Personally I Would Love To Put My Crew On Yellow Alert Every Time We Enter A Potentially Dangerous Situation Or A Condition Blue When Approaching A Station For Docking. What Do You Guys Think?
Lieutenant Commander Abigail Christina Cooper
U.S.S. John Paul Jones
Essentially turning all cloaking devices into battle cloaks?
The ships are already flying around at Red Alert (Shields up, Weapons on) so being able to switch from Red to Yellow (Shields up, Weapons off) at will make little sense. As the game just doesn't run the proper alert levels, essentially you have Red Alert and full combat. The game does slow you down to thrusters near a Dock already, but your still in Red Alert there.
So yeah they simplified things for the game, it's an MMO not a starship simulator. And I doubt we'll see another Trek Sim again, let alone anytime soon.
On a side note, making every word capitalised makes what you say harder to read.
Well technically you SHOULD be able to cloak at any time seeing how that's how it was in the show. Battle cloak was more of the movies where they could still fire with out losing it. I'd much prefer that as a fed than just being able to change the alert status. The only reason i would even bother with it is if it DID let me deactivate red alert as it tends to be very annoying and last too long. Although admittedly if they added some kind of bonus for each type of alert, than i could see it just being a nice and fun touch for the RP crowds.
I suppose if you want to RP this, you can sort of do it with the power settings. So for instance, flying around under normal conditions, have your power levels set either to balanced, or engines. If you want to go to Yellow Alert (you're entering a mission area with potential hostiles), set it to Shields. When combat begins, and you want to go to Red Alert, switch it to Weapons.