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Strip Miner yield : Mackinaw vs Hulk.

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Ekaterina 'Ghetto' Thurn
Department 10
#1 - 2013-08-06 08:27:41 UTC
Oh no not another one of these posts. Blink

One of my associates has started using a Mackinaw instead of a Hulk to mine ore because his Hulk was lost to a four Catalyst team but also because the Mackinaw has a far better tank.

I won't list the full fittings but with the 5% yield hardwiring fitted which of the following would give more yield?

Hulk: MLU II x 1. Running with Scordite T2 mining crystals

Mackinaw: MLU II x 1. Running with Scordite T2 mining crystals
MLU I x 1.

It seemed to me at a glance that with the above fittings the Mackinaw was giving better a yield. If this is the case, which it probably isn't, then it would mean the Hulk is now a joke ship and has been rendered useless by CCP's ship 'rebalancing' program. I'm not personally in favour of any of the 'rebalancing' done so far so I'm somewhat biased regarding this situation.

Nevertheless if someone would be kind enough to do the math and settle this one I would be grateful.

PS This is not a troll. I am genuinely interested. Smile

" They're gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out. " Rick. " Find out what ? " Abraham. " They're screwing with the wrong people. " Rick. Season four.   ' The Walking Dead. ' .

Anhenka
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2013-08-06 08:43:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Anhenka
Ekaterina 'Ghetto' Thurn wrote:
Oh no not another one of these posts. Blink

One of my associates has started using a Mackinaw instead of a Hulk to mine ore because his Hulk was lost to a four Catalyst team but also because the Mackinaw has a far better tank.

I won't list the full fittings but with the 5% yield hardwiring fitted which of the following would give more yield?

Hulk: MLU II x 1. Running with Scordite T2 mining crystals

Mackinaw: MLU II x 1. Running with Scordite T2 mining crystals
MLU I x 1.

It seemed to me at a glance that with the above fittings the Mackinaw was giving better a yield. If this is the case, which it probably isn't, then it would mean the Hulk is now a joke ship and has been rendered useless by CCP's ship 'rebalancing' program. I'm not personally in favour of any of the 'rebalancing' done so far so I'm somewhat biased regarding this situation.

Nevertheless if someone would be kind enough to do the math and settle this one I would be grateful.

PS This is not a troll. I am genuinely interested. Smile



EFT. Get off the couch, load it up, and put in the fittings.

Or think for a few seconds, and realize that the hulks 3 lasers with a 15% yield bonus from barges, plus 3% per exhumer level bonus are better that (2*1.5 yield = 3) lasers with no barges yield bonus and a 1% exhumer yield bonus per level on the on a mack.

It's not exactly rocket science.

It's not even Kerbal level rocket science.

Maybe bottle rocket science.

Or Lego rocket. That's probably best.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#3 - 2013-08-06 10:40:43 UTC
Hulk still rules: charts are about halfway down the page.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Jorax Torken
Torken Industries
#4 - 2013-08-06 12:00:27 UTC
Don't have any actual numbers for you but for mining with support (Orca/Hauler) the Hulk is better, it has the biggest mining yield and always will. When Fleet mining the Hulk's smaller Ore Bay and weaker tank aren't an issue.

For Solo mining I switched to a Mackinaw. The Hulk still gets you slightly more Ore when Solo mining but with the Mack you don't have to make so many trips to the station and have a better chance to survive if attacked. I'd rather have the bigger Ore hold and better tank when i'm out there solo. You can use 3 MLU 2's on the Mack with CPU rigs btw.
Victoria Sin
Doomheim
#5 - 2013-08-06 13:06:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Victoria Sin
Mining in a Hulk is extremely tedious. I recommend you recycle your hulks, put the minerals into a hauler, go to HED and jettison the container.

Mining in a Mack is not much different to fitting a mining laser and engines to a jet-can. That is what I'd recommend.

Also, if you're fitting MLU, you're doing it wrong. Reduce the yield, increase the survivability. Or, work out how long you'd have to mine with your extra yield in order to replace the cost of your ship. If it's a long time, don't bother with the MLU. I haven't fitted one for ages.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#6 - 2013-08-06 14:10:52 UTC
Victoria Sin wrote:


Also, if you're fitting MLU, you're doing it wrong. Reduce the yield, increase the survivability. Or, work out how long you'd have to mine with your extra yield in order to replace the cost of your ship. If it's a long time, don't bother with the MLU. I haven't fitted one for ages.



I have never not fit 2 on each Hulk in 3 years and have never lost a Hulk. A Mack yes, but a Hulk no.

But Mack, Hulk, it matters not.

If they are going to gank you they are going to gank you.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Bugsy VanHalen
Society of lost Souls
#7 - 2013-08-06 16:30:31 UTC
Ekaterina 'Ghetto' Thurn wrote:
Oh no not another one of these posts. Blink

One of my associates has started using a Mackinaw instead of a Hulk to mine ore because his Hulk was lost to a four Catalyst team but also because the Mackinaw has a far better tank.

I won't list the full fittings but with the 5% yield hardwiring fitted which of the following would give more yield?

Hulk: MLU II x 1. Running with Scordite T2 mining crystals

Mackinaw: MLU II x 1. Running with Scordite T2 mining crystals
MLU I x 1.

It seemed to me at a glance that with the above fittings the Mackinaw was giving better a yield. If this is the case, which it probably isn't, then it would mean the Hulk is now a joke ship and has been rendered useless by CCP's ship 'rebalancing' program. I'm not personally in favour of any of the 'rebalancing' done so far so I'm somewhat biased regarding this situation.

Nevertheless if someone would be kind enough to do the math and settle this one I would be grateful.

PS This is not a troll. I am genuinely interested. Smile


the HULK is better, but it depends on your fit and on your skills. At exhummer 1 the Mack will be close to the Hulk, even fit for max yield. This is due to the Mack being able to fit 3 MLU II's @ 9% each compared to the Hulks 2. Where the Hulk gets the advantage is its hull bonus of 3% per level of mining barge, and 3% per level of exhumers. all the other bonuses are the same. The base hull bonuses give each ship a base equal to 3 strip miners. 1x200% for the procurewr/skiff, 2x50% for the retriever/mack, and 3 strips for the covetor/Hulk. All the other bonuses from implants, fleet boosts, mining skills, crystals, etc. are the same for all ships.

lets consider max yield fits to show the maximum difference.

At Exhummers 1 the Hulk gets (3x5)=15% for mining barge 5 plus 1x3=3% for exhumers 1, plus 9x2=18% for 2 MLU II's = 36%, While the Mack gets 1x1=1% for exhumers 1 plus 3x9=27% for 3 MLU II's =28% only an 8% difference, which gets much smaller as you trade yield for tank.

but at exhummers 4 the Hulk gets a total hull bonus of (3x5)+(3x4)= 27% + 2x9=18% for the MLU's = 45% boost over the base which is the same for all exhummers. While the mack gets only 1% per level of exhummers 1x4=4%+ 3x9=27% for the MLU's =31% over the base boosts. a 14% difference, which gets bigger as you trade yield for tank.

As you can see the Hulk is no longer King of the hill, just has the highest yield, but no longer by a huge margin.

However when it comes to ICE mining the Hulk hull bonuses are much weaker. allowing the Mack to out mine the Hulk at lower skill levels. The Hulk does not pass the mack until exhummers 3 if both are fit for max yield.

Both the HULK and the MACK can be fit for max yield and still fit a 20k ehp tank, closer to 30k ehp if tanked specific for thermal/kenetic. That is enough to survive a single Talos or 3-4 catalysts depending on how they are fit. At the very least the gankers will not make a profit off you.

Ireland VonVicious
Vicious Trading Company
#8 - 2013-08-06 19:18:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Ireland VonVicious
Where you mine makes all the difference.

Gankers look for hulks.

The get the most on the kill board with the least amount of effort.

If you don't have an orca with a shield transporter with your hulk don't even bother.

If you mine 0.5-0.6 with a hulk you will lose isk per hour compared to a mackinaw just due to the extra gank cost.

Hulks are mostly null sec fleet miners again.
If you are in high sec you might as well have a max yield retriever and care far less when the ship gets popped.

If you tank a mack you can pull 45k health and have just over 1000 m3 per min on just the lasers.

A hulk tanks out around 24k. (( This is why they are such big gank targets in high sec now. ))
Hulk tanked out gets about 1300 m3 per min on just the lasers.

Yield maxed retriever gets 1275 m3 per min on just the lasers and you'd have to get ganked 8 times to see the isk loss of a hulk. (( If insured will be well over 10x )) Who cares about it's 10k tank when it's a waste of time for a destroyer to attack it. (( Not worth the standings loss/grind ))

If you mine in 0.5 with orca don't under estimate what a max yield skiff can do.
1228 m3 a min with just the lasers and a big 78k tank.

Things to keep in mind is less mining lasers the ship has the faster the roid(s) they are on go away.
So afk mining in a skiff with one laser sucks in 1.0


Retriever 1.0-0.9 Use them mining drones.
Mack 0.8-0.7 Use those mining drones and have some lights for the rats.
Skiff 0.5-0.6 Enjoy the big roids with that single laser and use them mining drones.

Once you hit low sec is when the ship is more based on the corp fleets and the relative safety of the space you are in.

You can take the mack into 0.5-0.6 and do rather well most of the time but you will be next on the list after the hulks for the gankers. Make it a nice relatively quiet area only. Being near trade hubs in a 0.5 is a good way to see a wave of destroyers on you.
RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#9 - 2013-08-07 00:10:02 UTC  |  Edited by: RubyPorto
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
If they are going to gank you they are going to gank you.


I've never understood this mindset.

An untanked Hulk will be ganked with a probability P1/hr.
A more heavily tanked Hulk will be ganked with probability P2/hr, where P2 is less than P1.
A Skiff will be ganked with a probability P3/hr, where P3 is far less than P2.

Saying "If they're going to gank you they are going to gank you" is, of course, tautologically true, but it misses the point that you can do lots of things to change the value of that "If."

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#10 - 2013-08-07 04:41:31 UTC
Still piloting the first Hulk I purchased over 4 years ago.

I often think I'm the only person in EVE that gives mining more attention than combat. I've fallen asleep during combat, but never while mining.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#11 - 2013-08-07 12:56:28 UTC
Some people are so overly paranoid about being blowed-up they nerf their profits for years through over-analysis and tanking that ultimately are useless and futile anyway.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#12 - 2013-08-07 14:01:20 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Some people are so overly paranoid about being blowed-up they nerf their profits for years through over-analysis and tanking that ultimately are useless and futile anyway.


And I'm asking on what basis do you believe that tanking Exhumers is futile? In other words, why do you believe P2=P1?

If you're just saying that the costs of tanking outweigh the benefits, that's certainly defensible, and I can't make an argument either way on that claim.

But saying that tank has no effect on the probability of being ganked seems to be an extraordinary claim.

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

Bugsy VanHalen
Society of lost Souls
#13 - 2013-08-07 14:14:41 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Some people are so overly paranoid about being blowed-up they nerf their profits for years through over-analysis and tanking that ultimately are useless and futile anyway.


And I'm asking on what basis do you believe that tanking Exhumers is futile? In other words, why do you believe P2=P1?

If you're just saying that the costs of tanking outweigh the benefits, that's certainly defensible, and I can't make an argument either way on that claim.

But saying that tank has no effect on the probability of being ganked seems to be an extraordinary claim.

So a dead space fit HULK with 100k ehp does not have an equal chance of getting ganked as a max yield fit HULK.? I guess I can believe that, after all the multi-billion isk HULK is a much more attractive target, even if it takes more ships to kill.

The only way to survive a GOON gank fleet is to pay attention, and bug out before they target you. Tank really has very little effect.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#14 - 2013-08-07 14:18:44 UTC
Bugsy VanHalen wrote:

The only way to survive a GOON gank fleet is to pay attention, and bug out before they target you. Tank really has very little effect.



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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#15 - 2013-08-07 14:20:09 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:


And I'm asking on what basis do you believe that tanking Exhumers is futile? In other words, why do you believe P2=P1?




I did WHAT ?? Not much to do with Hulk Ganking there........

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#16 - 2013-08-07 15:11:07 UTC
Bugsy VanHalen wrote:

So a dead space fit HULK with 100k ehp does not have an equal chance of getting ganked as a max yield fit HULK.? I guess I can believe that, after all the multi-billion isk HULK is a much more attractive target, even if it takes more ships to kill.


Since when does the phrase "more heavily tanked" mean "deadspace fit"?

Are you claiming that a Hulk with 10k EHP is no more likely to be ganked than one with 38k EHP that drops very similar loot value?


Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:


And I'm asking on what basis do you believe that tanking Exhumers is futile? In other words, why do you believe P2=P1?




I did WHAT ?? Not much to do with Hulk Ganking there........


As presented in the post above, in any given hour, P1=Probability of an Untanked Hulk being ganked, P2=Probability of a Tanked Hulk being ganked.
Are you trying to say that that tanking is futile (i.e. P1=P2) or that the difference in yield is more valuable than the difference in risk (probability*loss value)?

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#17 - 2013-08-07 15:15:26 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:
Bugsy VanHalen wrote:

So a dead space fit HULK with 100k ehp does not have an equal chance of getting ganked as a max yield fit HULK.? I guess I can believe that, after all the multi-billion isk HULK is a much more attractive target, even if it takes more ships to kill.


Since when does the phrase "more heavily tanked" mean "deadspace fit"?

Are you claiming that a Hulk with 10k EHP is no more likely to be ganked than one with 38k EHP that drops very similar loot value?


Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:


And I'm asking on what basis do you believe that tanking Exhumers is futile? In other words, why do you believe P2=P1?




I did WHAT ?? Not much to do with Hulk Ganking there........


As presented in the post above, in any given hour, P1=Probability of an Untanked Hulk being ganked, P2=Probability of a Tanked Hulk being ganked.
Are you trying to say that that tanking is futile (i.e. P1=P2) or that the difference in yield is more valuable than the difference in risk (probability*loss value)?


I repeat: If they are going to gank you they are going to gank you, and they will make sure they will gank you.

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Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#18 - 2013-08-07 15:55:07 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
I repeat: If they are going to gank you they are going to gank you, and they will make sure they will gank you.



If you're a lone miner (or have done something to **** off the gankers), then this holds.

If it's just a ganker looking for a miner to make explode, and there are plenty of untanked miners around you, a tank makes you /less/ likely to be ganked.

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RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#19 - 2013-08-07 16:12:47 UTC  |  Edited by: RubyPorto
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
I repeat: If they are going to gank you they are going to gank you, and they will make sure they will gank you.


And, like I said, that is true. Tautologically so.

The question is whether you, as a miner, can affect the likelihood of being picked by fitting a tank. You're skipping ahead a step in the discussion to after you've been selected as a target.

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

Bronco Platz
Intercosmic Fruit Company
#20 - 2013-08-07 16:22:49 UTC
But, if I fit an expensive and really good tank on my hulk to, isn´t then the Chance bigger to get ganked because of the expensive fit?

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