I have idea how to upgrade Retriever mining barge and Mackinaw exhumer. They currently have only large ore bay.
I propose that Retriever mining barge and Mackinaw exhumer could both have deployed mode. When in deployed mode they are unable to move but they are invisible to directional scanners and capsuleer in it is invisible in local. This would make these ships extremely solo play friendly ships and reduce control power of local + directional scanner. Risk with using these ships comes with moving/transportation since when they are moving they are visible in directional scanner and capsuleer is visible in local. Mackinaw exhumer could also have ore packing when in deployed mode.
This would create healthy risk vs reward thinking for solo mining. Mining is safer than now but moving is as dangerous as it is now. Risk with mining should always be with transportation/moving.
Comments are welcome for my idea!