You want high risk extended cloaky solo mining in null while teleporting around? With compression and a way to deal with rats?
Here’s an idea:
- Get an Orca
- Put a cloak on the Orca,
- Bring plenty of filaments in cargo (take about 30 of noise to empty null sec systems and for the way back 10 each of border to Pochven, extraction to nearby systems out of Pochven or glorification to random Trig invaded system in HS/LS)
- POS tower in hangar
- some fuel in hangar for the POS tower
- a few mining ships in the SMB: Endurance for ice, Prospect for gas, another Endurance or Prospect for ore
- a few refits and spare crystals (in case you wish to mine other types of ore like Mercoxit)
- mobile depot
- industrial core + compression modules on the Orca
Next here’s what you do:
Filament using the ‘noise’ filament to random empty null sec system in the Orca. Cloak up immediately. Is there anything worth mining nearby? And no hostile players? Then warp to a moon, set up POS tower, park your Orca in the POS tower once shield is up, grab one of the mining ships from the SMB and start mining.
Mining hold full? Fly to your POS, dump ore in the Orca.
Asteroids, ice and/or gas empty? Fly to your POS, dump ore and frigate in the Orca, pack up and filament to another null system, set up a POS again and continue mining.
Orca mining hold full? Make a safe bookmark first in one of your frigates, warp your Orca to the safe when there are no hostiles, turn on industrial core and compress all your ore. You’re now ready to fill it some more.
Repeat finding systems, mining with frigates.
Eventually your Orca is full of compressed ore and you’re ready for a way back home. Pack up your POS and frigates into your Orca, use ‘border’ filament to Pochven, cloak up and check surrounding systems on map. Are you surrounded by high sec systems that you would like to end up in? Use the ‘proximity’ filament to end up in them. Not surrounded by high sec? Use ‘glorification’ for a random chance. If you don’t end up where you like to be, repeat previous two steps (which is why you bring spares). But usually you end up a couple jumps out of Jita after the first trip trough Pochven, in my experience.
Now you’re back in high sec in your Orca, ready to sell ore from your risky cloaky teleporty solo mining adventure.
Main risks are when you set up the POS and break off the POS (I guess… I’ve never done that myself so look into it beforehand) and when you warp your Orca to the safe to compress as that locks you in space. Those actions obviously only should be done when you’re alone in system so keep filamenting around until you find something empty.
The next risk is that you get caught in your mining frigate and blown up. Not a big issue, you’ve only lost a mining frigate. Grab a shuttle, travel back to the system with your POS and Orca (you’ve bookmarked it right?) and continue your mining journey.
POS and Orca camped by enemies? Eh, I guess, bring enough fuel and make them wait? Worst case, you leave the POS behind, warp the Orca to the safe bookmark you made earlier and filament back home through Pochven.
As I have never used POS towers myself, there may be some parts about this story that may be a bit more difficult than I expect it to be. For example, I see that anchoring a POS sends a message to the owners of those systems, which means people in SOV null get notified and may come and attack your POS and your mining operation. I think NPC null wouldn’t have such a problem, so it may be wise to keep using noise filaments until you get there.