Just a random thought I had, and would like some input.
These numbers are based off all V skills.
Going off solo highsec mining, the most powerful subcap miner is the Hulk(no mining drones) @ 116,645 m3/h, that’s with putting everything in cans and coming back to pick it up later, so realistically the number is much lower. This leaves the next most powerful miner to be the orca with augmented mining drones @ 99,914 m3/h at a much higher cost.
Low/null mining, the rorq with no ic is @ 148,520, t1ic is @ 742,604 m3/h and t2ic 891,125 m3/h.
Solo highsec mining is almost not even worth the effort as it takes colossal amounts of ore to financially feasible vs other income methods(Going off current market value, 100k/m3 of veldspar is only worth roughly 16.5m), what are peoples thoughts on a subcap version of the industrial core for Orcas. Since Orcas have no ore compression capabilities unlike the rorq, it would still need to do runs to a station to drop off ore reducing it’s isk efficiency. Reason for choosing the orca is it’s the largest, most expensive highsec mining vessel at over a billion isk once fit for mining.
Stats rough idea:
200% bonus to mining drone yield, no other drone bonuses.
Consumes Heavy Water, 150 per cycle.
Cycle time 5 minutes.
Prevents movement while engaged, making it an easy target for highsec gankers and wars.
No bonus to mining boosts, they stay default as per modules fitted.
Can only be fit on an orca
With this module, m3/h would increase on the orca to 299,742, and being as the orca can’t carry that much, would have to do station runs resulting in a lower m3/h.