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Old 08-25-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Heat Signature, Cloaking Device, and Stealth Hull

This seems the best place to ask (hence my sinister necromancy): Does a Stealth Hull and Cloaking actually stealth? Can you be more invisible than invisible? Super-extra invisible?

I originally thought they could be, but now I wonder. Cloaking seems to imply the maximum possible penalty (you're invisible), but not only can TL 12 stealth hulls exceed that (-12), but it seems they can stack... for a -22 (plus eliminating the plain-sight bonus of +10, giving them effectively a -32 compared to the average ship). Which is fine... perhaps that's the intent, but I just thought I would clarify.

It seems like your spooky "submarine" ships need a stealth hull and some kind of low IR signature system, but while you can run a cloak on a warship, it's not really going to let you get the complete drop on him, especially as you get closer.
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