I’m mining in HS (0.5 system) with two Orcas, and I’m wondering if it’s really the right choice of ship, compared to other setups like double barges or Orca+barge.
I understand that on paper, barges have much better yield, but they also require more hauling and more attention (laser cycles, ore hold, etc…). Personally, I like AFK mining a lot, because I don’t enjoy the “minute-to-minute” gameplay loop of mining, what I enjoy is the long-term payoff. So I currently just park my Orcas in the belts, put one drone per rock and let the clients open on a secondary monitor, waiting for Aura to tell me a roid has depleted.
I’m not sure I could really endure having to put more attention than that into it, but that’s of course with the Orca’s yields in mind. So I guess my question would be, is there a better “sweet spot” than the Orca, in terms of balancing keyboard time with yield, as well the gank factor?