btw, moon mining changes are an uber nerf. But who will they nerf more? The big alliances, or the little man trying to build a better cruiser?
Lowsec ex-CEO chiming in. When you occupy a moon for an extended period of time, to a lot of people wold say you are no longer a small guy. At the very least you can assemble a fleet and defend a structure from your average hisec merc corp. At the very least you have the finances to fuel your structures indefinately, at the very least you have dependable transports running between the moon and the market / buyers.
This also means your materials are corp property and belong to no one in particular. Only certain trusted people have the required permissions to touch the stuff in the first place. It seems to me the minimum skeleton crew to work a moon just got bigger. It depends on how many miners you have, how trustworthy they are, and how willing they are to work for secondary benefits.
AFAIK you’d need multiple, different moons to actually gain all the materials required to build a T2 cruiser. We always sold that stuff to a manifacturer who made a little profit if we weren’t too greedy with our prices. This “little guy building better cruisers”… sounds like a typical client to me. None of us is getting nerfed because we’ll just include the price of labour and charge the next guy in line. In the end, the person who is most negatively impacted is the guy buying that T2 cruiser from the market.
The price simply includes more labour.