Hello. I think moon mining is a waste of time and money in HS. It is worse than ice belts.
- Moons are limited to one belt every 6d minimum when the ice belts respawns every 4H. I think the volume of interesting ore is close but not sure about that.
- The mining isk/m³ is the highest for ice, matar>gal/amarr>caldari ; only gneiss and coesite are close to those values, with coesite being on par with caldari icicle. right now you have 7.7% more isk/h mining matar ice than gneiss.
- The refinery requires fuel : the owner who installed the refinery had to pay for it, the modules (and the rigs if any), then still need to pay for fuel. ATM price is 173M/month for a refinery (not included hauling). The ice belt costs nothing. It would be less of an issue if the owner of the refinery could get a part of the mined ore but he cant, there is no mechanism to make him get money from the belt he created. People can just warp in the belt you created, mine it and leave.
- the ice belts are in .6, .7 ; the moons in .5 which make their miner easier to gank.
Tell me how the moon belts are better than the ice belts ? But please, forget the case when you want that specific ore, as you could as well sell ice and buy MORE of that specific ore in the same amount of time.