The Prospect is supposed to be an upgrade to the Venture, with a specialization in Gas Mining, but compared to the Endurance, the Prospect feels more of a side grade.
Sure the Prospect gets the Covops cloak and the 25% mining bonus. But compared to the Endurance bonuses, and it’s slot layout, it doesn’t feel like the optimized gas miner i thought it would be.
If I wanted a specialized Gas mining ship. Firstly I’d get rid of the other turret slot, because the ideal setup for a 3 slot Prospect would be Harvester, Cloak, Probe Launcher. Having to switch stuff out on a mobile unit just for one thing seems tedious. Especially since the Endurance gets to fly around with a single turret and 300% ore bonus from losing the turret slot. Why doesn’t the Prospect have this for gas?
Secondly, it feels like the Prospect could use lose a low for a mid, if only to get some extra scanning or defense/escape utility. Since it’s supposed to be a specialized Gas expedition Frigate. Why does it need so many lows? It’s got no drones, its got no gas upgrades and everywhere it should be, it either wouldn’t need drones or they’d be largely useless.