Over the past 6 months I have spoken with hundreds of pilots in game about the Miasmos. The Miasmos basically has one sole purpose - to haul ore. All players use it to pick up cans that they have jettisoned while mining, especially in a Venture. On many occasions I have gone to get the ore from my cans and get attacked by pirates and have no defense to kill them. Its always warp out and go back, and this takes up a lot of time. I know we can fit one turret on the Miasmos and I have but its not enough to kill rats and several times I have almost lost my ship cause I could not kill them with one turret. I have spoken with many who have lost their Miasmos while picking up cans.
Myself and all the other I have spoken with believe that an extra turret slot for it would be awesome and possibly 2 small drones. That we we can safely fly about and pick up our cans without worrying about being killed by a few rats. This would make the Miasmos much more versatile, and we would not have to try and get someone to fly out with us as escort while we pick up cans. By having the extra turret and 2 small drones we can deal with rats… obviously we cant take on other pilots as we would be destroyed. Mind you it could help as a deterrent by deploying the 2 drones while the we try to escape lol… but that’s unlikely. Its mainly just to help with rats while gathering the cans…
Please CCP programmers and developers… we ask that you would seriously consider this upgrade for the humble defenseless ore hauler.