Not the gate jump cloak but the cloaking done with cloak modules:
From what I understand, as soon as you hit the cloak button you disappear from other player’s viewpoint even though your cloak animation is just starting and you slowly dissolve away.
Likewise, as soon as you de-cloak you are visible to other players even though the cloak animation gives you the impression that you are still invisible as your ship slowly reassembles.
That 1-2 second gap can mean life and death when it comes to insta-locks.
So while the animation looks cool, it is very misleading and should be changed to reflect what is actually going on from other player’s viewpoint.
Am I mistaken on this?
Seems I have spent hours trying to perfect the cloak-MWD trick, but I cant be certain as it seems Ive been locked on while I was reappearing (from my viewpoint). So I was clearly visible to other players even though my ship was just reappearing from my viewpoint.