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Vanessa Vantai

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I'd like to suggest, given their many detrimental effects compared to stygium cloaking devices, that hibridium cloaking devices be exempted from the Semi-Unique limitations of the factory regarding such technology. Given the current ruleset, there is literally no reason to ever use hibridium cloaking tech when one can either buy stygium off someone or dev thread it and get a ship/piece of technology with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages hibridium cloaking tech has to offer. I feel it effectively renders an interesting piece of canon technology worthless and never to be used on any submissions given the current ruleset where there is something wholeheartedly superior available.

 

Comparing the two:

 

Stygium:

Requires a dev thread

Max of semi-unique items

Can only be seen through crystal grav-field trap or magnetic signature(if the ship is magnetic)

Cloaked ship can jump to hyperspace with no issues

Cloaked ship has full use of its sensors

Cloaked ship has full use of its weapons

 

Hibridium:

Does not require a dev thread

Max of semi-unique items

Can only be seen through crystal grav-field trap or magnetic signature(if the ship is magnetic)

Cloaked ship will blow up if it jumps to hyperspace

Cloaked ship must decloak in order to use its sensors

Cloaked ship can only blindly fire at enemies, which it cannot see or detect

 

The semi-unique restriction seems unreasonable for hibridium cloaking devices given the glaring disadvantages of the technology compared to the equally restrictive rules for stygium tech.



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Jorus Merrill

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Makes a ton of sense to me. Hibridium is really tricky stuff to play with. Simplest thing would be to clarify the rule as 'stygium cloaking devices or equivalent stealth technologies', or something along those lines.

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Kemoth of Asteria

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Hm. This isn't bad. You seem to have this thought out well, but I'm not exactly sure many people will be here to comment on it. Still, I'm here for it.


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