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I have a proposal to add a new type of mining ship. The mining Skiff! a step up from the Venture, but still smaller than a mining barge. it will be able to use one Strip Miner, and it will have more ore storage than a Venture. I think it should have around 7500-10000 m3 of ore storage. It should have a drone bay to help defend against rats. For balance, it will be rather small, around 10 to 15 m3 with 10 to 15 mb/s of bandwidth. I think it should have the shields, armour, structure and speed (200-250 m/s) of a destroyer. Plus, it should be available to Alpha clones.
good ore hold
beter defences than a Venture
faster than a mining barge
smaller ore hold than mining barge
weaker than mining barge
In my opinion, this would be a step up from the Venture, and it would help people like me who like mining. Plus, it will give us alpha clones a better taste of whats its like to use a mining barge and provide more incentive to go Omega.