[quote who="Mr. Haze" reply="77" id="3099284"]Which begs the question - Why is the Ankylon's damage output so high if it's supposed to be defensive fleet support?[/quote]
It's a good question. Nothing mobile even comes close to starting as high DPS wise as a Titan currently. Even starbases are built with TWO weapons disabled (i.e. 1/3 of it's raw power only). It takes an investment to get a Starbase upgraded and when you lose it you lose that investment. On the other hand a Titan is rebuilt with full experience previously gained.
[quote who="Mr. Haze" reply="77" id="3099284"]They're being used as lone battering rams because they can both tank everything and cut through them, Ragnarov may kill them a bit faster, but it drops like a brick without a support fleet to keep it alive.[/quote]
Ragnarov rapes frigate fleets period.
On the last part it depends on the Titan level. 2 titan levels for the Ragnarov give more Hull than 1 Kols gets from leveling up 9 times each (2 Kols 7 times each for the Ankylons). Couple with the Armor, Passive Durability upgrades it gets to be pretty tough to take out something that has un-capped abilities.
havent use the Ragnarov much but it can kill a fully upgrade sb just using snipe lol
Ultimate ability available at level 1 . Maybe make not so strong until overcharge is available.
I have two things to add to the discussion: First off I haven't seen the titans as that OP. A level one or two Ankylon Titan jumped into my gravity well and my level 4 Marza gave as well as he got and the titan was the one that retreated.
Then you haven't played a good player I guess.
Then he jumped back in but I had maxed out hangers and my bombers raped him and he ran again. I never had a titan during this time.
Again, not a good player. Level 1 or 2 titan with no strikecraft support isn't really a good example. Bad play is still bad play with or without a Titan.
I suspect with the current build people will adapt to building primarily Bomber spam fleets trying to kite the Titan possibly mixed with their own Titan. There is little to no reason to use frigates against a titan as all you'll do is feed it experience. Even if you do manage to kill the Titan it will currently re-build with previous levels gained.
If you do scout someone spending resources on frigates a early Titan later backed by capital ships and some support cruisers gets really really hard to beat.
I'm not sure this is what the game designers wanted in terms of epic space battles.