With a unanimous vote, the Fleet Council has agreed to remove Cloaking Devices from Obsidian Fleet simulations, with their existence only used for specific sims or classes where it is deemed mission-appropriate and with prior approval.
This will form part of Fleet Lore and can be seen on Obsidian Command's Lore Mission, here. An amendment to the 2311 Treaty of Algeron allowed Obsidian Fleet, and the Federation, use of cloaking technology from the Romulan Star Empire. This story will form part of the overall Fleet Lore project and allow an In-Character reason for them to be removed from simulations.
We will open this up for discussion and FAQ for a short period for those who may have questions or comments on the matter.
On behalf of the Joint Fleet Command, and Fleet Council.
I would like to request that the Sunbird class of ship keep their cloaking device. Their mission is one of emergency rescue and it makes sense that sometimes they need to sneak their way into those they are helping. Additionally, this is a very small craft with limited offensive capabilities beyond speed. Thank you.
Captain Malcom Llwyedd
USS Firebird NCC 88298