What I would like to know is:
If all the mining ships in an NPC mining operation are killed off, including their defence gang, will they continue to spawn in that solar system? Or do they bugger off for a while or go somewhere else?
I am in a null sec system, and there is actually nothing to mine in the belts.
I am hoping to get some people interested in planning an attack where all the mining ships are destroyed in one go, and see if they come back or not. I would hope that some sort of deterrent is built in to the game that when players wipe out an NPC mining op they don’t come back for a good while, and belts can recover, so that people can resume mining.
Be great to read what people have discovered about blapping mining ops, and whether they bugger off or just keep coming.