It would be hilarious if the caluculations for resistance were messed up on the server and players were actually been made more vulnerable to damage instead of more resistant to it :-P
No it's not that case. I always had the gut feeling when it would hit, so used brace for impact, polarize hull III and aux to damp I...still got hit by 150k hit, absorbed like 100k dmg, but the rest still killed me almost twice. LOL
I meant, that the more harder you try to resist it, the more likely it will crit.
And btw, the torpedo is not actually invisible. It is just regular plasma projectile, not HYT one, so it is not targetable. Sometimes you can notice it. But it usually flies from the top of the gate, and you are usually below it, so you don't see it, because of camera.
There are two occasions I have noticed these BS super-torps to pop up:
1- Your defense stat is so high for so long the game decides to cheat. Or maybe its some sort of anti-hacker code ...whatever. All I know is my ship can run at 120% defense rating with the KDF shield accuracy debuff on top... all the time (not using boff abilities or anything..just engine power and top speed setting) and it rarely gets hit (99% miss rate by npc's) and ever since I begun using that setup my ship has been killed multiple times each STF by a torpedo that hits me for nearly 250k damage.
2- The torpedo is fired from the npc and before it hits your hull (aka shields down) , you increase your resists by using boff and capt abilities. For some reason the game 'flips' the torpedo damage to increase to compensate for your sudden kinetic resist boost....
... and before the torpedo hits you, one or more of the resists buffs wears off. The NPC torpedo retains its 'compensating' damage bonus however. It hits you for insane damage.
This last part I actually tested in an elite STF that I entered and it was failed. A gaggle of borg spheres around the transformers.. I pulled one far away from its friends and let it fire torpedoes at me as I changed the resists on and off. When it fired torpedoes at me and my hull resists had been active previously the torpedo would hit for normal damage even if the torp hit after a buff or two wore off. So the 'compensating damage flip' happens at least once.
However, if I had polarize hull active and on its last seconds of duration when torpedo was fired...and I activated brace for impact + emg to dampeners before polarize wore off...and polarize wore off before the torpedo hit.. BOOM.. supertorpedo damage. Apparently the damage 'flip' that happens once compensates for the added resists but not a second time when resists drop.
I've never seen this "magically invisible" torpedo in over 100+ STFs. All torpedos have been visible. There's still torpedoes just because they aren't High Yield, and they still hit for significant damage, but they are still visible.
Anyway there's several solutions to address Torpedo damage from Gates.
A) Invest in some Electroceramic Hull Plating Engineering consoles.
B) Invest in a Shield with Plasma Resistance, like M.A.C.O. or Omega.
C) Keep your shields up and don't take a hull hit (Tac Team, TSS, Sci Team ect).
D) Gates have blindspots between 9km and 10km ranges on their flanks.