Good day everyone, just wanted to share an idea I had for a new type of ship, this is very niche, but I think could be interesting to discuss. I love exploration, especially in wormholes, and that is where I’m getting my inspiration from.
I often go into a wh to mine some gas and notice some relic and data sites while scanning cosmic signatures and vice versa. Always feels like I’m leaving some isk behind, feels like a waste. So it would be so cool if I could have a ship that can do both. And the ship I imagined would be some type of partnership between Sisters of Eve and ORE (Outer Ring Exploration). As if an Astero and a Venture had a little baby ship.
This T3 ship would be highly efficient in ninja gas mining, scanning and relic/data sites. So we need a good ore hold, bonuses to gas mining, some scanning bonuses and relic/data site bonuses. And it has to be a notch over astero and venture specs.
Mining Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Mining yield (instead of 5%)
10% reduction in Gas Cloud Harvesting duration (instead of 5%)
100% bonus to Mining and Gas Cloud Harvesting yield
2+ bonus to ship warp core strength
10 000m3 ore hold (instead of 5000)
Gallente Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
3% Agility bonus (instead of 20% bonus to Drone hitpoints) Ship has no drone bay
Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to all armor resistances (instead of 4%)
100% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement
50% bonus to Core and Combat Scanner Probe strength (instead of 37.5%)
15+ bonus to Relic and Data Analyzer virus strength (instead of 10+)
• Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device
• Cloak reactivation delay reduced to 15 seconds
I was thinking of 4 Highs, 4 Mids and 4 Lows. (4 Highs would be a minimum)
Exploring wormholes will become more profitable for the wh explorer. And I think it’s logic that after so many years after discovering wormholes, corporations that are capable of doing so, create ships that are specifically built to meet the needs of the wormhole life. Especially with all the resources we can find in a wormhole.
Anyways this is a basic idea, surely needs some tweaking and that is why your opinions are requested and surely appreciated.