We ran tests in 1v1 pvp ( me and a friend) I maxed on aux and sensor scan yadda yadda and he cloaked at exactly 13k and then 10 k and then 7 k I never saw him once. There has to be other contributing factors.
If he ran high Aux then you may never find him while cloaked. His high Stealth most likely overode your stealth detection. This is the only issue with cloak detection that I can agree with, cloak detection needs better results for lower Aux being used. Unfortunately its a game mechanic that I can not give much advice in.
Running a sci vessel at 125 aux at all time with the remaining power at shields I have NEVER seen a vessel cloaked at more then 2 k or so.. I am sure i have never seen one past 10k...
And if this is happening the issue is not with Aux but may lie in skills or something else. At 125 Aux, you should have a clear view of any cloaked within 10k. I've heard of players seeing out to the edges of 12k with 125 Aux.
Roach, your avatar and your insistence that you have magical passive cloak detecting sensors is making me laugh.
Yeah ! Love the movie and the character.
Magical passive...?? I knew I was doing a horrible job of trying to explain cloaking versus stealth detection but I think I went that far afield. It is a new thing to me as I'm only now delving into it with my science alt, so I probalbly flubbed it.
I should have said, " Search for it in the Forums!!
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My only real balance problem faction-wise is the fact that Raptors and Neg'Vars don't seem to pay any costs anymore for their cloak. The Neg'Var compares badly to the Galaxy Retrofit since it has _always_ good maneuverability and the same hull and shields as a non-separated Galaxy Retrofit.
I assume they were rebalanced to allow the defiant & gal-x to exist. (I wasn't here for that)
Defiant: (supposedly) 5% better shields, better turn rate.
Raptor: 10% more hull, one more eng console.
The obvious problem is that eventually a turn rate console will exist that's superior to the turn rate difference - but from testing, it doesn't exist yet.
i usually only see to about 10km if the klingons are not going full stealth. (thats after i go active with my sensor scan) then add another 1-5km when i use the tach grid before the scan. i run at 125 aux power for those situations.
with maxed sensors and sensor array, a Very rare tachyon deflector [Sen][SenA][SenP], with 125 aux and a sensor scan I can usually pick up cloaked ships at 13 to 15 km. If they're within 10 km, I will see them. Passive cloak detection (ie without sensor scan) is usually, 4 km or some I think
When I stop having games where the people decline team invites, or are already in a team with people in the B'tran cluster, or turn teaming off altogether and we still lose I'll consider an op faction. But as of my experience yet, this stuff only happens on the fed side.