So, I am mining rocks in my covetor. It has a full flight of 5 x Valk 2s. These are tech 2 medium sized drones.
In warps 3 rats, 2 frigates and 1 battlecruiser. Fine, I think. It is the smallest spawn, I can deal with this because I have 5 x t2 drones.
My drones can’t track the frigates, but that’s fine. I will take out the battle cruiser and then deal with them.
My full flight of t2 medium sized drones are unable to break the tank of a single, solitary rat battlecruiser.
So i have to warp out, get a deeps ship, warp back, kill the rats, warp out, change ship, warp back.
This has happened more than once. I now know, if ANY rats enter belt, leave at once. 5 x tech 2 drones are utterly useless. Can’t track the small stuff, can’t break the tank of a single BC that is of optimal size for this weapon platform.
Is they idea to make the drones a joke on the player? Haha, we tricked you!
Or, is it simply that mining is not enough of a grind, and we NEED to swap ships and waste time?
I could understand if the covetor, a t1 barge, was not able to withstand every spawn in the belts on its own. But think about this, this was the smallest possible spawn. And a full set of t2 medium drones could not break the active tank of a SOLITARY RAT. Not even a battleship.
Well done, CCP. Well played. You got me. Again.