I guess you all know what I’m about to say: It’s time to free the Cerberus from the kinetic lock!
I’m glad to see that CCP has removed the kinetic lock on the Navy Drake recently, just like what they once did with the Caracal and the Raven. However, with them, as well as the Minmatar ScFI and the Amarr Sacrilege in mind, it seems awkward that the Cerberus, the expensive ultimate missile cruiser of the lore-wise missile faction is still kinetic-locked. It becomes more “unacceptable” if we consider that the eagle, Caldari’s other HAC, is kinetic-thermal locked while all three other factions each have at least one HAC that can select damage type without sacrificing its hull bonus.
Also, I don’t think this change will make the RLML Cerberus OP (which I suppose will be the concern since RLML Cerbs are hated by many people), since she is already having difficulty changing damage types due to the 35s reload time of the RLML. Again, I think this change will improve the player experience of the Cerb pilots, without making it oppressive to other ships (Com’on, the Cerb’s kinetic lock is the kind of legacy HAC features just like the Deimos’s MWD cap bonus, the Vaga’s speed bonus, the eagle’s 0m3 drone bay and the Muninn’s 3 mid slots. Let’s give it some love : P)