In the patch notes for the Invasion expansion it said When docking, visual cloak effect now runs to completion. I am curious about exactly what is happening during that process. Am I sitting in space, waiting for my cloaking timer to count down? That is the impression that I get, but I haven’t tested it. I have the same issue when I am approaching a jump gate - if I am not cloaked then I seem to be able to just immediately after coming out of warp - but if I warp cloaked to the gate then I seem to just sit there for the 5 seconds while the cloak reactivation delay counts down. I have not seen this mentioned by anyone else, so perhaps my session change begins before I fully decloak and the display is purely cosmetic.
If I warp cloaked then the smartbombing macharials won’t be able to see me on d-scan, which is nice. But if I land next to the gate and sit there for five seconds before jumping then I’m not sure the cloak helps me. I could go test this myself, but I am curious if anyone already knows the answer.