while you can kill them or make them stop , it’s a bit too late after the belts have been stripped for the day .
getting on right after down time , warping to a belt will get them to spawn . in less than 10 mins i watched the barge npc pop 3 of the fresh roids .
it used to be , when the last player exited a solar system , that system would go ‘off line’ , and no npc activity would take place . i don’t think that’s the case now , as jumping into an empty system and warping to a belt , will find them still busy mining .
whoever signed off on this as ‘complete’ needs a kick in the pants and back to work to finish all the mechanics of the npc miners …