Hello, I’m really into mining and industry, the only problem is that I need an Omega Account to fly a mining barge. I would like to see an Alpha mining barge added to the game since there aren’t any competitive Alpha mining ships that don’t require a 2nd player of a fleet. To balance this new ship, I would suggest making it worse than the Omega ones, so decreasing ore yield, but keeping ore hold space relatively the same as an Omega Mining Barge. I don’t see ISK Inflation in the short term with mining as such a big deal, because CCP is rewarding ISK just for logging in at the moment. At least, to get ISK in a mining barge, you at least have to do something, whether that would be selling the ore directly, or further processing it.
If you have any suggestions or opinions, please do share them. Keep in mind that if CCP would want to implement something like this, it would be subject to further balancing, or changes.