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Alphas can atm only mine with venture. Personally I think they need something between venture and a ordinary mining barge. (A navy procurer type)
More costly but something viable similar to alphas possibility to run faction ships).
Triglavians harvest minerals just like us, and I think it would be interesting to have a triglavian miner ship type.
The miner beams would work as the guns do today, harvest more and more every time( this have to be scaled so don’t be idiots.
Or why not fill the gap between orca and exhumes.
A battleship type that kinda needed orca as support.
Weaker harvesting but a lot longer range and with 6 miner beens for appearance.
Without orca it might mine quite bad, but even more range and speed it could pretty much stand in center of belts and reach everything.
( easy to catch for ganking aswell)