spiritplumber said:I think that a cloaking device should be obtainable, but only upon completion of some very tough missions (which have the side effect of marking you as a traitor to Confed, hehe).
I also think that same should run for being able to buy a capital ship, you should:
(1) Make it so that a shipyard owner owes you a huge favor, so do missions for them
(2) Do a lot of cargo runs to procure the various parts, raw materials, etc.
(3) Find the manpower and the crew, meaning do slave runs then free the slaves thus losing a lot of money
(4) Pay for the construction
The reward could be something similar to the Delphinus ship, or maybe a more or less normal capship (I modeled the Delphinus mainly because I am a big Skies of Arcadia fan)
How about you get a long and arduous mission: Befriend the retros, become one of them, procure them weapons (for a while) to rise in rank, then offer to negotiate on their behalf with the Kilrathi, to obtain just one capship from them, with a cloaking device in it, go to Kilrah, come back with the ship, but divert it to Perry. In exchange you get a Paradigm (or Delphinus, I'm not familiar with it).