We had to start with combat ships that had mining lasers installed. Cargo on those is 400m³ plus whatever you could stack in low slot cargo expansion. We would end up in a big cargo ship with one mining laser or a cruser, and I’ve heard of worse than that. Anything related to mining was far away, and hard to get. Anyone can get those mining ships now and there are more of them.
You shouldn’t be mining asteroid. You are not a miner. You haven’t chewed enough rock to enjoy doing that in the dust. Didn’t make it through hard times. Didn’t make it through easy times. You are a missle boat pilot that AFK mines asteroid until you actually want to play. You are not any better than a bot, IMO. I know this because you are complaining. Miners don’t complain. We grind, we fly, we get dirty.
The heavy industry of fleet mining for production purposes for very large organizations. The building of a mining fleet, itself. Some people enjoy mining to be mining. Those pilots that set out to become a miner; not people that picked up a mining laser or strip miner to get isk. If everyone could hack it; then nothing would be worth any isk or effort. You’re asking for a overpowered miner.
The less isk you get. The more it costs to get that isk. The more difficult it is to mine rock; the better. YOU ARE WHINGING… Griefing. Complaining about a job that sucks; when the job sucked 10 years ago. When the job sucked 15 years ago. There is only a few times that I know of where mining was good. It’s all in the job description minus what the original miners taught us back 10-15 years ago.
Mining - EVE University Wiki + basically mining so much m³ of astroid ore that you enjoy it. So much ore that you know how to do things like type out m³ quickly by memory; because the whole thing is very important to you. You are a miner. You put in the work. You learned and were willing; for as long as it took. You put everything into your dream. That’s the color! That’s the rock we are after!