As a newly returning player I knew nothing about these so-called Diamond Rats in high sec that come swooping in on you in the asteroid fields and other places. I was very upset to find out the hard way when about 8 overpowered Rats came swooping in on me while in a very expensive mining ship and warped locked me targeted me and blew my ship up.
It was heart breaking and I was very upset to have lost my ship that took forever to save up and buy. I thought it was other players ganking me at first until during my cries for help in local came to see if what I say was true because they thought I was lying then once they seen for themselves what was going on they informed me what was happening they tried to help but between us both still was not able to do anything. The other player left, and I held as long as I could till, they popped my ship. I was in tears over it. There should not be that strong of rats swooping in on people in a high sec area where I thought I’d be safe and blowing up people’s expensive ships costing them months of setback in the game.
Not all people have the luxury of playing with friends in a group and I would say there are a lot of solo players. This kind of happenings makes people want to quit playing the game all together because it’s no fun watching months of hard work go up in smoke within a few minutes. There should some kind of warning of these and to be honest they should be in low sec null or wormholes and keep high sec safe void of rats like that because everyone knows of the dangers going into those areas but to have them swoop in and pop players mining ships in what I thought was a safe place for me being a solo player at the time in High Sec is just wrong.
High Sec should be kept as a Safe Haven for the players that don’t have anyone to run with. Also, it’s terrible how we have all those once great mining ships like Mackinaw, Retrievers, and the Hulk etc., that now people just keep them parked because of how the game is now put together. It’s such a waste of once used to be great ships to have for mining and reduces us to a little frigate mining ship that we have to constantly run to the hub and unload not to mention the downgrades of our once great haulers that now can’t even haul a decent load of ore to the market to be sold. It’s heartbreaking and such a big disappointment now in the game.