OK firstly I want to make it clear, I am NOT afk mining, No way. I do look away from the screen for a few seconds at a time maybe but I feel like that is reasonable.
Now the problem I am having is that these trig fleets, not the invasion fleets but the scout fleets that spawn everywhere, are seemingly killing my mining drones literally the MILLISECOND they drop on grid. I don’t mean that they start shooting at my drones immediately, I mean the INSTANT I see them on my overview I lose a mining drone. I have my finger literally hovering over the recall button, and still in the time it takes between ordering a recall, and the drones getting the message, the Trigs kill one. Also I am sitting within 1500 meters of my drones, not some crazy distance away, and I still can get them back fast enough. That’s a little ridiculous I think.
I’m not even saying get rid of trig scout fleets! They drop great loot and are a fun challenge for my otherwise bored hammerhead 2’s lol. I’m just asking for some changes to the drone aggro logic. Maybe they only aggro the combat drones (which are better defended and can fight back)? Or maybe just give us a few more (say 5 more) seconds beofre they start firing to recall my vulnerable mining drones?
To be fair I can usually call back the rest of my mining drones, and I only lose one normally, but I lose one EVERYTIME a scout fleet lands! After I get my mining drones recalled, I launch my T2 Hammerheads and they usually wipe the floor with them, and the trig fire is focused on my Orca which can tank it all day.
It is getting really expensive to replace numerous drones after every mining op!
Please I’m begging for any advice on how to somehow tank my mining drones more, or recall them faster somehow? I have perfect applicable drone skills (not bragging just being thorough).
I don’t complain about the full invasions, I don’t complain about the FOB fleets which are brutal btw (at least you know they are in system by checking the agency). I don’t complain about the million other little annoyances of mining. But this drone insta - kill stuff has me SO frustrated.
TL/DR; Dear CCP- PLEASE consider changing how the Trigs aggro mining drones. If not doing away with it entirely, perhaps a few more seconds of delay between landing on grid and starting to fire at mining drones? Get me at least a fair CHANCE to recall them.