So, at the risk of annoying Seleene (and his Titan), I'm going to go with this for my KOTW.
Oh look. A Titan without drones just solo killed a Flycatcher.
I've said it before, and this time, I'm going to write an entire blog post about it. Titan guns are massively, stupidly, annoyingly, ridiculously over-powered. One of my beefs with Perpetuum Online when I was writing about it here semi-regularly was the fact that larger robots targeted just as fast as smaller robots and they had many more mid-slots in which to fit the PO equivalent of Sensor Boosters. So, the larger PO robots got the ability to double-dip: they had more guns to fire and they had the ability to target those guns more quickly than a smaller PO robot could counter-attack. This was a dumb mechanic. I haven't revisited PO to see if it's been fixed.
In the meantime, we have the same thing going on in EVE Online with Titan gun tracking.
I sometimes play a miniature war-game that involves man-size targets, vehicle-size targets, and warship-size targets all on the same battlefield. In this game, when a vehicle attacks a man, it does so at a large penalty. This happens despite the fact that the vehicles are presumably quite advanced, with excellent computer-controlled targeting systems. When a warship-size target attacks a man-size target, the very large penalty is doubled, making a hit essentially impossible.
And let's be clear here: a Titan solo killing a dictor with its guns is roughly the equivalent of a battleship solo killing a Warrior II with its large guns. Or a warship in the miniature war-game I play shooting a parrot off the shoulder of a man-size target.
I'm annoying Seleene here because when I pointed out this kind of kill to Seleene, he made a very large production number of the fact that while the Titans were applying DPS, it was allied Loki and Proteus strategic cruisers applying target painters and webs that made those kills possible. And while this statement is factual, it isn't really true. As super-capital ships, Erebus Titans have six mid-slots, equal to or more mid-slots than any other Gallente ship in the game. And Erebus pilots fill those slots with Tracking Computers. Oh my, do they ever. An unbonused Titan gun tracks at 0.0067. Slot four good quality Tracking Computers into those mid-slots, pop a Drop booster, and this rises to 0.022 or higher.
Or put another way, that's better tracking than my tracking enhanced Tornado and nearly as good as my tracking enhanced arty-fit Hurricane.
Dear Heaven, does this need to be fixed.
Oh, and just in case someone says "Jester, you tard. That kill is a fluke. That Flycatcher pilot was obviously doing something dumb. It was just blind luck that that Titan soloed it." Uh huh. Right. What were you saying?
I think the wrong ships in this game are being called fly-catchers.