Haven’t carebears gotten enough buffs in the last 5-odd years? Not least of all, like certain mining barges being able to field damned near Battleship level EHPs, just for starters.
We won’t even mention how entire play-styles have been effectively eviscerated (Well OK, I just did, but you know…):
–Namely, ninja salvaging/looting, Orca hot-swapping whilst ninja-baiting (but not station-humping undock games, gotta make sure the lamers who spend real money in the cash shop keep theirs) can-tipping, can-baiting to counter can-tipping, to name just a few.
Or how many creative uses of tactics have been simply eliminated:
The most egregious example of this that I recall off-hand being the Tornado on-grid “bootlegger-turn”
Well, plus ca change, and all that, innit.
You already have a more than 50% chance of “walking away” from a gank:
- Fit a Damage Control II.
- Fit the largest Shield Extender your chassis and/or fitting skills permit/s.
- If you have mid-slots left over, then fit shield hardeners. (And yeah, turning them on helps a lot.)
- Fit shield rigs in the rig-slots to shore up your two weakest resists --Your overall goal is an omni-tank with slight bias to Kinetics and Thermal and secondarily to EM and/or Explosives , as the most popular gank ships do either Kin/Therm (the Gallente hybrid boats) or EM/Explosive (Minmatar arty-boats).
Even the (non-)problem of reduced mining yields can ultimately benefit the miner:
Assuming demand stays more or less the same, then the reduced supply means you can gouge up mineral prices for as far the market will bear (and if the general prices I’ve been seeing recently are anything to go by, then it can bear quite a bit.).
Adapt, and reap the benefits, FFS, stop demanding everyone else sacrifices for you in exchange for nothing.
That is NOT how EVE is supposed to ■■■■■■■ work.