Both the Galaxy X and Defiant come with standard cloaks.
We can't have Battle Cloaks because it would "dillute the uniqueness of the Klingon Faction."
Having federation player flying around in carriers was also going to "Dilute the uniqueness of the Klingon Faction." until they realized pay to fly Fed cruisers were a gold mine. During P2P we (feds) were constantly complaining that the carrier gave the Klingons a huge advantage and it all just fell on deaf ears and constantly given this line about "keeping Klingons unique." Well I think we all see now how much they actually care about that.
Expect a Federation battle cloak in a lockbox or lobi store within the next year.
Here's a quick note for all you whiny Federation captains.
There is no unique content available to the KDF anymore. You have sucked all the good stuff from us after griefing the boards since launch. 5x more Federation content is not enough. You need to have it ALL. Maybe we should start whining how we want all your Federation items, ships and clothing. Bet that would shut you up.
There is a reason the factions were supposed to be different. Now we have Federation players ((The goody two shoes faction, remember. )) with Bio-Neural Warheads (( And bragging about it. )). How screwed up is that?
They should just end the war so everybody can be exactly the same. Because it just looks funny for a Federation captain to run around with KDF specialized equipment on their ships.
I'm not going to argue about why Feds shouldn't get cloaks, especially battle cloaks this time. Instead I'll ask some question:
What purpose would Federation ships getting a cloak or battle cloak serve? What enhancement to your gameplay would it add that you are lacking currently? From a PvP standpoint, if a lot more Fed ships got cloak, then would you have no problem allowing Klingons to have the same number of de-cloaking and cloak-detection options the Feds do now? If you only want any ships to have a BC, are you willing to give up a considerable amount of hull and shields to keep it similar to a BoP? If no to the previous question, are you then ok to let the BoPs get back a good portion of hull and shields in order to stay balanced as compared to Federation ships?
I have more, but that seems good enough for now.
I will point out that technically there are no science vessels that can cloak.
..and like children playing after sunset, we were surrounded by darkness." -Ruri Hoshino