The rorqual is the supposed ‘peak’ of mining, but it’s a lonely spot at the top. I propose something that is the complete opposite of a rorq and focuses more on mining laser than mining drones. It just feels weird that most ways to mine early on are laser based and then drones become the more efficient method. I propose a roqaul type ship that can also fit an industrial core-type item that boosts it’s laser outputs but is much more solo based. It would be a big mining laser platform, capable of fitting six miners as well as this new proposed ‘core’. It should NOT be able to give boosts or use any drones. It should though have it’s own class of strip miners that only work in siege mode though. This ship wouldn’t have any service bay of any type, meaning you can’t fit ships in it, but it would have compression capabilities and an insanely large ore hold. Things like panic modules are a must. This ship could also have gas miner bonuses, because gas huffing could always use some love. This ship should not in any way be allowed in highsec, maybe not even in lowsec, or at least it can’t activate the panic or core in lowsec. Same size as rorq and same armor/shield/structure as rorq. Any other Ideas?
Edit: This ship would be above Exhumers on the tree