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Prolly an ooold idea, but let's work it again. Capital mining drones.

Dantes Wolf
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2016-09-28 09:00:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Dantes Wolf
Aight, so here I am, in my spanky new Chimera, and I thought to myself; "Wouldn't it be great, Dantes, if I could mine in my Chimera - you know, 3 bays of 9 capital drones, which was mining drones.. Wouldn't that kick arshe..?" That's what I thought to myself, and then I headed here to write this..

It wouldn't require much; simply create a capital "light fighter" mining drone, for the caps and sub-caps (which might, or might not, receive bonuses to mining per lvl), and then a Capital "Heavy" Mining Drone, for the Rorqual (which would need a rebuild to accomodate these drones).

The effect would be, that you'd have a series of capitals, when available for the pilots, mining alongside the Hulks and so forth. - No more raping the miners, in 0.0, unless you had the team to do so; PVP/PVE-ships, that can do mining (where they're excluded from this atm), higher productions and FUN, as well as safety for the miners.

Besides, ships like the Vexor already have bonuses to mining yeild, and it wouldn't require much to make the capital, if not boosted to do it, then at least able to do the mining.

I mean, why not..? What would it do, that would be bad, and miners all over EVE would spew cûm in buckets over the options it'll provide; productions would increase, killing miners wouldn't be a "free for all", and cap-pilots would have something to contribute with when mining Ops takes place..?

Plus: Miners would suddenly have reasons to go for a cap/subcaps: a major factor in that, at the moment, the Orca/Rorq's are their best bets for a cap, which, as long as two people in teams fly's them, aren't really needed.

Two simple steps: Build "Light" cap-mining drones, in T1 & T2, and Heavies, for the Rorq, and then rebuild the Rorq to accomodate the changes... Voilá.

Shred it.


"Before you diagnose yourself with low selfesteem and depression, you should first make sure, that you are not just, in fact, surrounded by assholes".

Galinius Valgani
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2016-09-28 09:07:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Galinius Valgani
I Think one big issue with mining is.
Let it be semi-afk but not totally afk.
And Mining Drones on a Capital seems to be more like. Totally afk - Profit.

Yes I know there are scripted Bot Mackinaws but at least there is a hurdle to abuse it.
Propose Capital Mining Drones with a cool interaction and I will gladly upvote and support it.

I Would like.
Capital Asteroids
Rorqual Warps in
Fires Capital Asteroid Doomsday
10-20 fragments with high value ore appear. ( Veldspar -> Dense Veldspar etc. )
Mining Barge Friends are Happy :D
Mole Guy
Deep Space Coalition
A Class Apart
#3 - 2016-09-28 09:52:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Mole Guy
carriers dont use drones. they use fighters.
there are capital mining drones on both tq and sisi.
they take 200Mbit bandwidth.
when the mining changes come about, i expect that the rorqual and orca will be able to use 1 or more.

look up excavator
Lugh Crow-Slave
#4 - 2016-09-28 10:13:41 UTC
orca wont from what i understand it is only for the rorq