I am not implying the Orkulus is to be built first of all things. You counter the attacker's rush with your own LRF (i.e. kanrak) spam but you break his back by dumping the Orkulus in a key well. Watch the replays in the 1.31 replay thread especially the one from DT Star Player (i.e. master1a on the forums) and Aquia and Tyr. Check out what happens to Tyr (granted as an Advent he has a disadvantage vs SB early on). Also see how DT star Player helps his teammate out by throwing Orkuli into grav wells while he snuffs Kael or used an Orkulus to siege Kael's HW.
Granted the static SBs can't be used like this. Doesn't really matter to the almighty TEC since they just spam Javelis till the cows come home. Only the Advent get screwed (which is pretty much the norm these days anyways).
While there are many elements to gameplay that are very different in MP, I see many recordings where people use at least Orkuli at key points and yet all I hear are people who say how 'demeaning' it is to use them against the AI. Yeah vs locked teams that is a piece of cake, play four cruel AIs on a random map with unlocked teams in version 1.31 where the AI gangs up on you in pairs and triple teams together in the same grav well and see how well that 'meme' works.
I guess all I am saying is that since LRF spam is still the king in MP (bomber fleets are so darn expensive), a well timed SB deployment may not be heretical. And in fact this bears out in actual recorded games, it is just the community adopts the anti-SB dogma. It's the presumed dogma I find a bit hypocritical.
Anyways sorry if I took this thread off your topic.