Has anyone tried using a Rorqual for mining missions?


(TheGuy Akachi) #1

You would need to be in lowsec or NPC nullsec, but has anyone tried doing this?

Mining missions are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to missions, but with the Rorqual’s incredible yield, ore hold, and the fact that drones make it’s mining range pretty big, could make doing level 4 mining missions a good way to farm LP and standing.

Also you would need to be scanned down, which makes it slightly more safe to mine.

I don’t what the ISK an hour would be, but it could be safe way to get LP and standing while in null/lowsec.


(TheGuy Akachi) #2

If I did my math right you can do a level 4 mining mission (the “hardest” requiring 45,000 m^3 of ore) in about 2.5 minutes.

The Rorqual mines about 18,400 m^3 a minute (in industrial core mode).

If you are using an industrial core, the module forces you to be immobilized (and can’t warp) for 5 minutes while your active. Also the Rorqual isn’t the fastest ship to align or warp speed. So that would stop you from rushing these really fast.

Also I just realized that Rorqual’s can’t dock in NPC stations and only L to XL strucutes. So this would mean you would need a structure to dock your Rorqual and a hauler.

Needing to haul all that ore from one place to another (if doing solo and singleboxed) would probably add another 3 minutes.

I think overall doing a level 4 mining mission with a Rorqual would take around 10 minutes. Which I think is on par with the time it takes to rush through a level 4 security mission (not getting loot and salvaging).

So it isn’t any faster to do. Doesn’t pay better. Doesn’t provide as much standing.

This is just based off my bad math, so this isn’t definitive. But doesn’t seem that mining missions with a 4 bil ISK ship is worth it compared to just mining regularly or doing normal level 4 security missions.


(Linus Gorp) #3

Uhm… Wrong.


(TheGuy Akachi) #4

They can? I that freighters were the only XL ship that can dock in stations. I never flown a Rorqual, so sorry about my ignorance.


(Linus Gorp) #5

You’re mixing up medium citadels and stations here… The only capitals that can dock in medium citadels are freighters, but there’s no such limitation for stations.
Stations have the same docking restrictions as large citadels.


(Rapscallion Jones) #6

And Orcas.

Let the "Orcas aren’t capitals’ rage begin…


(Kaea Astridsson) #7

Not really, doing L4s for the right corp cough Thukker cough can give pretty damn good returns.


(TheGuy Akachi) #8

Oh yeah, I read that somewhere. But I mean on average, like let’s say Combined Harvest. Nothing noteworthy in there LP store compared to others.

Plus doesn’t Thukker also offer security missions? Which could net you more LP?


(Spank mehard) #9

This dude clearly does not have a rorq


(TheGuy Akachi) #10

I don’t. Sorry if I sounded like I did. I was just being hypothetical about it.


(Breaker19) #11

nothing wrong with hypothetical. :slight_smile: Perhaps some of us forgot the learning curve we had to overcome on day one.