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Ice Mining Drones Need Reduced Bandwidth

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Shiroe Kumamato
SoulPepper Expeditionary Force
#1 - 2016-11-26 15:01:04 UTC
The Orca should be able to field 2 of these at least. I mean, ****, the Rorq can run 5 excavators, why can't the Orca run 2 smaller types? As it is, one T2 Ice mining drone lets my Orca harvest about as much as a barge might. Running an exhumer is better if one is into ice, as I am.
TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2016-11-26 15:22:08 UTC
If you want to use 2, get a Rorqual.

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Starrakatt
Celtic Anarchy
Dead Terrorists
#3 - 2016-11-26 15:54:41 UTC
Shiroe Kumamato wrote:
The Orca should be able to field 2 of these at least. I mean, ****, the Rorq can run 5 excavators, why can't the Orca run 2 smaller types? As it is, one T2 Ice mining drone lets my Orca harvest about as much as a barge might. Running an exhumer is better if one is into ice, as I am.

And then why would anyone use a mining barge ever again?

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Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2016-11-26 15:59:30 UTC
Shiroe Kumamato wrote:
Running an exhumer is better if one is into ice, as I am.


Then do that. I don't see a problem here.

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Shiroe Kumamato
SoulPepper Expeditionary Force
#5 - 2016-11-28 22:00:01 UTC
I guess what I'm trying to point out, is that the Orca can use 5 mining drones to mine ore amounts comparable to an exhumer, but with only the 1 ice harvester drone it rates at barge level efficiency.

Wasn't it CCP that said an Orca would be able to mine like an exhumer and a Rorq like 5 exhumers?
Lugh Crow-Slave
#6 - 2016-11-28 22:06:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Lugh Crow-Slave
Shiroe Kumamato wrote:
As it is, one T2 Ice mining drone lets my Orca harvest about as much as a barge might. Running an exhumer is better if one is into ice, as I am.



and that sir would be the point.

tbh they mine a bit to much ore atm an orca should only be ~as good as an unboosted barge
Tabyll Altol
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2016-11-29 08:06:39 UTC
Shiroe Kumamato wrote:
The Orca should be able to field 2 of these at least. I mean, ****, the Rorq can run 5 excavators, why can't the Orca run 2 smaller types? As it is, one T2 Ice mining drone lets my Orca harvest about as much as a barge might. Running an exhumer is better if one is into ice, as I am.


It was never said that the booster ships get besser that the booster. Only the sieged Rorqual can do this but for this he has to stick 5 min to the same spot.


-1 for a change
Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#8 - 2016-11-29 09:35:10 UTC
The Orca isn't intended to be a solo miner. You can use it that way but your benefit compared to an Exhumer will be the massive capacity and tank - not the yield.
Scuzzy Logic
Space Spuds
#9 - 2016-11-30 02:39:37 UTC
Well, if you don't Ming paying a billion a piece, there are faction drones that use half the bandwidth.
Shiroe Kumamato
SoulPepper Expeditionary Force
#10 - 2016-12-02 18:15:21 UTC
Meh. I sold the Orca last night. Time to inject up to caps, I guess!
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#11 - 2016-12-02 21:13:45 UTC
Shiroe Kumamato wrote:
Meh. I sold the Orca last night. Time to inject up to caps, I guess!

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SurrenderMonkey
The Exchange Collective
Solyaris Chtonium
#12 - 2016-12-02 21:24:26 UTC
The notion that the Orca needs anything more is... mind boggling. That ship is amazing.

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Gadget Helmsdottir
Gadget's Workshop
#13 - 2016-12-02 22:12:50 UTC
SurrenderMonkey wrote:
The notion that the Orca needs anything more is... mind boggling. That ship is amazing.


Could use some cup holders...

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#14 - 2016-12-02 22:55:59 UTC
Gadget Helmsdottir wrote:
SurrenderMonkey wrote:
The notion that the Orca needs anything more is... mind boggling. That ship is amazing.


Could use some cup holders...

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And a better selection in the vending machine in the worker's break room would be nice too. Smile