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Let me start at the beginning. I have this science character that didn't function well in an escort in my view. So I was looking for a nice science vessel and my eye fell on the Wells. That is a lockbox ship however. Then I thought let's farm dilithium, buy zen, buy keys, open boxes, in the end I will have a ship or enough lobi for the mirror variant.

I do not mind dilithium farming but things didn't go fast enough for me. Then I thought let's go crazy and buy 10 keys (I had 1000 zen from an earlier purchase). With the sixth key I had my Wells, lucky me. Now there was also nice loot in the other boxes. So with the discount on keys this weekend, I went crazy again and bought 20 keys. Click, click, click ... again a temporal science vessel. This one went to one of my Klingon characters.

I like the Korath even more than the Wells, but playing with it, I began to wonder. Why can't it cloak. Will the Klingons forget that technology or will they disband it? Real warriors do not hide?
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# 2
01-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Usually, if you look at the description of the vessel, it will tell you whether it can cloak or not.
So, I just push the buttons and things blow up? Fascinating...
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# 3
01-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Don't think the future ship can cloak
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# 4
01-28-2013, 09:04 AM
Someone in another thread suggested the possible lore reason of cloaks simply not being effective against the advanced sensor suites used in the 29th Century- Thus, one was not installed, because why would they bother?


The real reason, though, is that Cryptic didn't want the KDF counterpart of the Wells to have anything more than the Fed one.
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# 5
01-28-2013, 10:23 AM
You can always take the wimpy boff power if you want to have a cloak for character purposes.

But I suspect that tatyanasergei nailed it. The wells doesn't cloak to the Korath can't either.
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# 6
01-28-2013, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by tatyanasergei View Post
Someone in another thread suggested the possible lore reason of cloaks simply not being effective against the advanced sensor suites used in the 29th Century- Thus, one was not installed, because why would they bother?

The real reason, though, is that Cryptic didn't want the KDF counterpart of the Wells to have anything more than the Fed one.
I pretty much lean toward your "real reason" - but as for speculating on other reasons, it could be as simple as they do have cloaks in the future...but the ships available do not have that technology available on them. Which is still pretty much just a case of going back to your "real reason" in the end.
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# 7
01-28-2013, 12:39 PM
if I recall correctly the temproal destroyer version of the Korath does have a cloak...

I think you need the mirror universe version *grin*

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# 8
01-28-2013, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by oldkhemaraa View Post
if I recall correctly the temproal destroyer version of the Korath does have a cloak...

I think you need the mirror universe version *grin*

((note that haveing both consoles on the same ship unlocks some other nasty goodies))
Not that I am aware. Unless you can give a source telling otherwise, I call shenanigans- I've never seen a Krenn Temporal Destroyer cloak.

Having both consoles only adds a secondary effect to the Temporal Backstep, causing enemies to freeze temporarily.
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# 9
01-28-2013, 01:09 PM
I use the Krenn Temporal Destroyer and I can confirm there is no cloaking device. The Wells+Korath and Mobius+Krenn are literally identical in all but looks.
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# 10
01-29-2013, 07:52 PM
There isn't a single sci-focused ship in the game that can cloak. That includes the Vo'Quv, which really should have one.

I believe the thought is if you want to hide in a sci vessel you have plenty of room to load MES. Of course stealth is of limited use so that solution is rare at best. Most of the time I'm using a cloak for the damage bonus anyway, which MES lacks.
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