CCP something needs to change! Either spawn the belts to 100% every server reset and allow the Npc Miners to continue to mine or continue to spawn the belts with your weird formula and kill the Npc miners.
It is bad enough fighting the Npc miners for ore but to let the amount the Npc mine to count against the belt spawn is just crazy. What this does is screws the players out the ore on day one and then screws the players out of the ore the next day because of the spawning formula. This issue is even worse for players that plays later in the day because the players/Npc miners are eating up the belts before they can play. I have jumped all over Minmatar High Sec space and most belts are spawned to 60% at best but most then are below that.
Since I have started playing, I have begun to see how skewed this game is again non PvP players. The imbalance between the players roles is what will drive me from this game. But thank you for the idea.
How do you figure that? CCP promotes cheap war decs to keep/force players to join/stay in NPC corps?! CCP promote the strong arm robbery of weak corp by cheap on going war decs. How does not that not spell out solo play?
I have enjoyed this game more as a solo player then i ever did in any corp I have been in. This game punishes players for joining a corp. I do miss some group play but the current game does not promote group play. As for cooperating with other, I do. I build stuff and they buy it. This group play thing is just something we’ll have to disagree on.
This is the answer. No one belt mines anymore. Further’ athanors are cheap and largely disposable - but it doesnt really matter as no one is going to shoot some random athanor in highsec - just not worth the time and effort. Just find an out of the way highsec system - set an athanor up and then you are good to go.
Oth - if the op is too fragile to engage in the minimally risky endeavor of owning a structure in some backwoods highsec system - then he can always just ninja mine other people’s moons in highsec. If your in an npc corp there is nothing that prevents you from just mining someone’s moon in highsec - all they could do is gank you - but since they are highsec miners in the first place it doubtfully they will resort pvp.