If the Galaxy X gets a saucer seperation then the Galaxy R should be able to cloak. Also fix the bridge officers layout as well pretty sure everyone is ****ed at the dev for making one of the best ships in the series into a useless one that can't do much then the other Retrofit ships. Hell its not even good to use in pvp.
What reason does it have to get a Cloaking Device? Only the Defiant and Dreadnought get cloaking devices because they had them.
The BOFF layout is the same as a Negh'var and I don't see the Klingons Complaining about that BOFF layout.
The Galaxy-R is outclassed by the Odyssey in every respect, save inertia rating which seems to have a very small effect on stopping, slowing, and maybe the use of RCS consoles, but other than that serves no purpose. My Proposal: Make the Galaxy-R the Engineering version of the D'Kyr.
I'd say that the easiest fix is to just have the Galaxy Retrofit as a Rear Admiral ship instead of Vice Admiral. It's already priced the same as other Rear Admiral ships, so just give players earlier access to it.
Fixing the ship would be good, but giving it a cloak just isn't the right way to do so.
Exactly how they could/should fix it, though, I'm not certain. All I do know is that the Odyssey Operations cruiser does *everything* the Gal-R can do but do it much better. There's no reason for the Gal-R in the ship line-up currently.
I say, just make the cloak console interchangeable like the anti-matter spread, then you can use it on any ship you want.
On the subject of fixing the Galaxy-R, they need to make the Sauser pet tougher and deal more damage from its phasers. The other pets from Bortas, Odyssey, and Promitheas , cause real damage if unchecked. The other thing needs fixing is the shields. They are too squishy to withstand a volley from escort cannons. You spend most of your time healing your hull in PVP because the shields don't last 2 seconds.