Cloaked inside the shields

17th February 2010 – 6.13 pm

Whilst people are out scanning, I keep myself amused by wondering if I have found a bug or a feature. Taking my Manticore stealth bomber out for a spin, in case there happened to be vulnerable miners to harry, I warp cloaked back in to the tower's shields.

Taking care not to drop out of warp too close to a structure, my cloak maintains integrity whilst within the shields. This seems like unintended behaviour to me, if not immediately exploitable, because I know that a cloak cannot be engaged from within a tower's shields, reporting that interference prevents cloaking. But several times I have been able to remain cloaked in my Manticore inside the shields.

As a quick check, I take a Buzzard out of the shields and warp back in cloaked, and it too remains invisible. But there's not much else I can do with the phenomenon except spy on colleagues.

  1. 2 Responses to “Cloaked inside the shields”

  2. It does seem like a bug. I can't check it at the moment, but what happens if you slow boat into a POS's shields while cloaked?

    By Darina Smirayne on Feb 19, 2010

  3. I just tried in the Manticore—flying out of the shields, cloaking, and turning around to fly back in—and I remain cloaked. I couldn't cloak until I left the shields, though, which is normal.

    By pjharvey on Feb 19, 2010

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