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Leandro Simonetti
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So I'm not entirely sure on how cloak works... or maybe I am but I don't want to admit its not as cool as I wished it was! So my questions are...

1) If we get to turn the cloaking device on, do enemy ships have to re-try their locks? (but with a -2) or we need to lose them by getting into a nebula or asteroid field?

2) Does Nemesis get affected by the cloak or the rule "nemesis always has a lock on the players" still applies? If No. 1 is NO, then I assume this is another NO as you cannot break lock from Nemesis.

Anyway, this game is awesome! We haven't been able to win it yet, but even loosing we had a lot of fun!!!

Cheers!
 
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Cloak has no effect on Nemesis. Sorry!

It does not affect enemy ships that are already locked - just those trying to lock. It is best to use the turn you move into enemy detection range, or if you can also break enemy locks through sensors or nebula / asteroids.

Good luck!

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leandrosz wrote:

Anyway, this game is awesome! We haven't been able to win it yet, but even loosing we had a lot of fun!!!


Have you tried the training missions? They are a bit easier.
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Mara Dyne
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Cloaking is particularly brilliant in Mission 2. We probably would have died horribly without it. (Which means I'm behind on posting two session reports! Ugh.)

The primary disadvantage to cloaking is that it makes it impossible to use the tractor beam on anything, because in order to tractor a target, you must have a lock on it, which the cloaking device prevents.

With a top-notch weapons officer, you could conceivably end up doing 9–12 damage a turn even without locks, if the officer can load 3 or 4 tubes and fire all the corresponding shots into the farthest section on the weapon track. If your weapons officer can do this, however, make sure she never has to change her station!

Of course, you can't pick up crystals while cloaked, which can make the decision to use the cloaking device a difficult one, particularly if you are required to pick up crystals as part of your mission.
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Thanks for all the replies and advices!

So I hated Nemesis but now I'll hate it even more... better reason to get to the final mission!!!

I've downloaded the training missions (thanks for pointing them out!). I'll take them to my next SC session.

Thanks again and cheers!
 
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