Combine Mining Lasers with Entropic Disintergrators for Triglavian tech.
the idea is that a triglavian miner can use the compounding effect from entropic disintergrators when mining space rocks.
I was also thinking if this combination was done it would allow players using this tech to switch their lasers between rocks and ships, this way mining lasers become a defensive weapon and damage compounds to a set limit, just like the entropic disintergrators. (damage amount should be low)
when you combine this with the new crystals in the game, the idea of having a spoilage fleet becomes quite interesting.
the idea is that a handful of trig miners could stand up to one or two pilots, random gankers and such, but if you bring in a small gang / whole fleet then you’ll encounter problems.
I admit i’m not entirely sure how to scale the mining amounts vs the normal miners in game.
however I would imagine one aspect of balance would be empire miners can use drones while trig stuff wouldn’t be allowed to use them.