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Cloaking change?

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Titania Hrothgar
Nemesis Retribution
#1 - 2014-06-20 16:52:36 UTC
I bought an Improved Cloaking Device and trained my cloaking skill to allow for its use. I installed the device on my ship with the appropriate MWD (10MN). I cloaked and tried to practice the instant warp technique.

And nothing happened. I cloaked just fine, but my MWD won't engage. "Interference from the cloaking you are doing is preventing this device from working."

Why was there a change? There are videos and plenty of sights stating that the MWD will indeed work while cloaked, but after spending almost 10 million ISK on the skill and cloak, I have found out that this is not true.

So FYI, if you are cloaked, your MWD is useless. There is no more instant warping.

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Kijo Rikki
Perkone
Caldari State
#2 - 2014-06-20 16:54:09 UTC
Press them both at the same time or the MWD slightly before the cloak. Should be able to press simultaneoulsy due to server ticks, worked just fine for me last night.

You make a valid point, good Sir or Madam. 

Solecist Project
#3 - 2014-06-20 16:54:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Solecist Project
Hu?

Hit cloak, hit mwd within the second.
Often even worked a second later,
due to timing with the server.

Always worked that way.

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Trevor Dalech
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#4 - 2014-06-20 16:56:07 UTC
You have to hit the MWD immediately after turning on the cloak, it won't work the next server tick (i.e. more than a second later.)

It still worked last i checked (yesterday.)
Carmen Electra
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2014-06-20 16:56:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Carmen Electra
MWD cloak trick (IIRC):

Align
Cloak
MWD immediately after cloaking
Deactivate MWD
Deactivate Cloak at 90% MWD cycle while spamming warp
Titania Hrothgar
Nemesis Retribution
#6 - 2014-06-20 17:03:59 UTC
Ah, I got it. thank you all for the replies.

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Carmen Electra
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-06-20 17:05:51 UTC
Titania Hrothgar wrote:
Ah, I got it. thank you all for the replies.


You got lucky. It's a rare occasion to get helpful replies in GD.
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#8 - 2014-06-20 17:33:19 UTC
This is a non-stealth stealth thread.

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Solecist Project
#9 - 2014-06-20 17:46:27 UTC
Carmen Electra wrote:
Titania Hrothgar wrote:
Ah, I got it. thank you all for the replies.


You got lucky. It's a rare occasion to get helpful replies in GD.

Must be her lips.

They look like one could fall into them. <3

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Evei Shard
Shard Industries
#10 - 2014-06-20 17:59:13 UTC
Posting in a stealth nerf local thread.

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The Troll Bridge
#11 - 2014-06-20 18:07:09 UTC
Evei Shard wrote:
Posting in a stealth nerf local thread.


Correction: Posting in an 'Operator Error' thread.

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Domanique Altares
Rifterlings
#12 - 2014-06-20 18:12:07 UTC
Petrus Blackshell wrote:
This is a non-stealth stealth thread.


Someone started the weekend early.
Saraki Ishikela
Perkone
Caldari State
#13 - 2014-06-20 18:51:06 UTC
I always hit MWD then Cloak? Is there a benefit to Cloak then MWD. Seems harder to pull off that way? Additionally my ship aligns faster without MWD on, so often I don't even engage the MWD.

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Caviar Liberta
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2014-06-20 18:59:49 UTC
Saraki Ishikela wrote:
I always hit MWD then Cloak? Is there a benefit to Cloak then MWD. Seems harder to pull off that way? Additionally my ship aligns faster without MWD on, so often I don't even engage the MWD.


You engage the cloak first because you want to start the cloaking process as soon as you lose your session change cloak from the gate you just jumped through.
Gully Alex Foyle
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2014-06-20 19:02:55 UTC
Caviar Liberta wrote:
Saraki Ishikela wrote:
I always hit MWD then Cloak? Is there a benefit to Cloak then MWD. Seems harder to pull off that way? Additionally my ship aligns faster without MWD on, so often I don't even engage the MWD.


You engage the cloak first because you want to start the cloaking process as soon as you lose your session change cloak from the gate you just jumped through.
^^ this. additionally, activating MWD while decloaked is a big favour to anyone that is trying to lock you

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TunDraGon
The Initiative.
#16 - 2014-06-20 22:19:33 UTC
Saraki Ishikela wrote:
I always hit MWD then Cloak? Is there a benefit to Cloak then MWD. Seems harder to pull off that way? Additionally my ship aligns faster without MWD on, so often I don't even engage the MWD.


Activated MWD makes your signature radius a lot larger and therefor easier to lock.
YOu need MWD because the improved cloaking device slows your speed down. Because of one cycle mwd you can decloak after the cycle and be at sufficient speed to enter warp immediately.

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Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#17 - 2014-06-20 22:19:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Inxentas Ultramar
The basis of the MWD-cloak trick is that ships warp when they have reached 70% of their max speed. When using a Microwarpdrive, both your speed and max speed are increased. When turned off, you will lose a great deal of max speed but will still be moving at the same speed untill drag slows you down. Ergo, at that very moment your current speed actually exeeds the technical max speed value, and if your ship points into the right direction too all conditions to initiate warp have been fillfilled. In this case, the cloak is used to make yourself unlockable in the time between initiating alignment and actually warping off.

Clicking the cloak first is because of aforementioned reasons and because the UI actually alows you to do it in that order. Should the commands be divided over 2 server ticks instead of 1, at least you don't bloom your signature radius and are therefor harder to catch by a rapidly locking ship.
Adira Nictor
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2014-06-20 23:37:25 UTC
Came expecting a nerf cloaking, afk cloaker ruins my life, I am going to quit if you don't change it now CCP thread. left disappointed.
Yang Aurilen
The Mjolnir Bloc
Templis CALSF
#19 - 2014-06-20 23:46:22 UTC
Wait wasn't it:
Align
MWD
Cloak
Cancel mwd at 75% cycle and deactivate cloak
Spam warp

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Dun'Gal
Myriad Contractors Inc.
#20 - 2014-06-21 05:19:51 UTC
Yang Aurilen wrote:
Wait wasn't it:
Align
MWD
Cloak
Cancel mwd at 75% cycle and deactivate cloak
Spam warp

The MWD does indeed need to be off or cycling off when you leave cloak otherwise you will need to reach 75% of mwd velocity which you will be nowhere near.
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