I returned today from about a 3-4 year break, and thought i would relax by mining, i set off in my 2 accounts (mackinaw and a tech 1 mining barge) and started mining. 20mins later 4 raiders came and took my barges to armour within seconds. I barely had time to warp away, about 20% hull left on both of my ships.
I read about raiders being more powerful now, only after i almost lost my ships. is it impossible now to mine solo in high sec space? I am in orduin 0.8sec with blood raiders at -8.3 something standing (I heard that has something to do with it).
By solo, i mean 2 mining barges with tech 2 fighting drones. Can i fit for more defence (back in 2016 2 medium shield passives were enough) to continue mining or must I have a ship to defend against or just simply run every time?