You can bet your tootsies that gankers are rubbing their fly feet with the upcoming changes to mining being done at sites wherever there is a facility in a 0.5 system making it easier for them to stake out places where they can be lazy because they don’t have to search as much, they know just where to go.
A 0.5 system offers gankers longer Concord response times especially when they divert them before their gank (which is a common practice), and add to the stew that they know exactly where to go, and it is easier for them to avoid the authorities with slower reaction to the criminal response.
Consider this; depending on the amount of gank ships even ships with large amounts of ehp a freighter can be killed quickly, most freighters die in 0.5 systems in about 10 to 13 seconds and their HP is higher upfront with no reinforcement.
Providence 156,000 HP
Charon 142,500 HP
Obelisk 164,000 HP
Fenrir 135,000 HP
So what to do?
A battleship gives you a platform to fight back, 2 of the most favorite battleships used are Rokh or Abaddon or even an Apoc, any of these can mine very well and best of all you can shoot back, problem is that they will also try to jam you so you can’t shoot, which leaves you with drones and auto targeting missiles to fight back.
Do fit protection
Do fit defense
And for God sakes have a hauler alt or Corp mate if your gonna BS mine and don’t fit cargo expanders which will make you more flimsy, do not jet can mine, this invitation your putting out for trouble, and absolutely do not use a tractor unit either, if you don’t have a dedicated hauler then just don’t BS mine if your not willing to be constantly running to dump off somewhere.
For those that do have support, shield and armor bursts from a command ships may help you survive an attempt, no mining drones, don’t use them, always, always think security.
Anyway good luck out there