@Do_Little The market is supplied well with minerals not due to the orca and rorqual, but rather due to the citadel update. There’s a lot of material being supplied through abandoned structures. The porpoise is a cruiser. It’s not larger than a battlecruiser.
@Taurine_Kado 50,000 m^3 is tiny. The intention is to be able to move ore without adding unnecessary mass to a wormhole. Not that far out from the destination - just through a wormhole where mass can be a problem (rorqual, orca, many passes with mid-sized haulers).
@Manweru_Cemenotar You’re right - it is, but only by a factor of 1 when it comes to ore hold. There should be something more reasonable in the midway between the porpoise and the orca when it comes to an industrial command ship. Jumping from a 72mil ship to a 1bil ship is a bit of a leap.
@Big_Country_Boy Function-wise we are not in a good spot. Solo mining command ships should not be a thing.
@Do_Little Let’s not derail the point of the post too much - I’m not talking about the orca or the porpoise specifically, but asking for an intermediate between the two. Not asking for a solo mining command ship, but a ship that can act as an actual command ship that is between the orca and the porpoise in ore hold size, cost, and capability.
@DragoFire Exactly - there should be a ship that is larger than the porpoise (maybe medium size mass? 2-3x the orehold?) but not as large as the orca, so that you can haul some ores in medium wormholes without having to result to an armada of porpoises, which doesn’t make sense. There should be a ship between the porpoise and the orca that can act as a command ship for medium sized wormholes, not just the small (porpoise) and very large (orca)