I've been taking some pretty hefty one-shots in a BoP lately, as well. It sure doesn't help that my total hull is significantly less than the other ships some of my other captains fly, but I'm not sure what I can do about some of the high numbers I believe I got hit with.
Seconded/Thirded. My Kar'fi was getting one-shot yesterday through two Armor consoles which hasn't happened in weeks, and it was DEFINITELY not a heavy targettable torp... I always have an instance of Gravity Well or Tykens Rift running when I'm on my Kar'fi, which kills the big torps as they launch (the cube can't shoot itself, but tends to die just as fast due to being shieldless plus all the fighter spam).
You complain about 33k? This hit me last Saturday:
[Combat (Self)] Tactical Cube deals 158384 (255933) Kinetic Damage to you with Plasma Torpedo - Heavy III.
I saw it very shortly before it hit me, I didn't see it flying the 5km before that...
That is a lot of damage. Still, this is not a Critical hit. If it was, it vould say "...damage(critical)..." , and also it can be avoided by keeping distance and watching for heavy torps. My issue is that the Borg have started landing Critical hits again, and with weapons that can not be countered. Meaning that when you get attacked, you die. No way of avoiding it at all. No counter, no resists, no heals.
I avoid most of these invisi torp by staying on top or bottom of cube, for gate I stay close behind it the torp seem to always come from the front. If I go frontal, I always use scatter volley. I fly a tac escrot retrofit, so when they get me I always die, so I just try to stay away from where torpedo can be shoot at me and I won't have to many of these 1 shoot deal.
The worst is cure space elite when the Neg'var and those Raptor get loose. Raptor always seem to shoot one in my backside when I take on the Neg'Var which usually either kill me or seriously damage my ship.
I've seen a couple of 200K+ crits in CSE lately with un-buffed plasma torps. Even my eng toon flying her space whale oddy has been having trouble staying in one piece
Lots and lots of 50k-60k non crit unbuffed hits flying around too. That's enough to knock out escorts and most cruisers in one go!
The borg damage has been utterly crazy lately. Lots of tanks have been dropping like flies and if the tanks are dropping how the heck are the escorts going to fare?
OK, FWIW since I made my previous post in this thread I've died due to having a shield facing down and doing nothing to handle incoming torpedo fire. I don't believe any of them were crits.
They may in fact be critting again, but as I don't run anything to parse my logs I can only comment on what I have seen in the past couple days. And it's not like the BoP was a good ship for me to jump in and comment based upon, haha. Not so difficult to one-shot in elite.
edit: I guess all I am doing here, really, is refuting my own anecdotal observation with a contrasting anecdotal observation, as I have no numbers captured or logs to post.
In either case, I'd be interesting in knowing if we're just crazy or if they are critting again.