Mining Barges makes the Venture (mostly) obsolete. The Exhumers makes the Mining Barges obsolete.
I am sure, that a lot will agree, than once you have the Rorqual, you wouldn’t fly the Orca as much as you used to, because of the Rorqual’s huge storage capability.
The Porpoise made the Noctis obsolete, - if it weren’t from the day the Orca were released.
The Porpoise merits as a low-sec/null-sec “Orca” and every thing larger than Noctis can do the Noctis’ work.
The Mining Frigate, “Venture”, has been made obsolete by the Expedition Frigate “Prospect” and it’s sister ship “Endurance”
I believe I wrote that needed to balance the ships I purposed.
In the existing Factions There are nothing ships making the ships below it “obsolete”.
If O.R.E. shouldn’t be the very best in transporting and mining what would be the point in having them in the first place?
Remember, Siegfried, we’re ALL brainstorming here (I hope). If you’re afraid the transporters of O.R.E. will become too good, then keep in mind the traits that Minmartar’s have. Those have way smaller signature, than O.R.E.'s COULD have . That doesn’t make Minmartar’s obsolete in the slightest.
Nevertheless, - your future comments are all valued to the thread.
Do you have an idea on how to rework any of the current miners?