do I have to worry about doing combat or is it only mining with no hazards and if there is hazards in the way of enemies can a frigate do it
In general if there are any npc’s they are of the same type to normal asteroid belt npc’s. There are a couple that have spawns of Rogue Drones but only up to cruiser sized and they can be tanked fairly easily.
A flight of t2 light drones will see you through all level 4 mining missions.
how much loyalty points do you averagely get per mission
LP varies between 2k and 4k per mission, isk between 1 and 1.5 million per mission.
Those are dependent on your social skills, the sec rating of the system etc etc
QWERTY face, neck cramps from sleeping in your chair?
don’t worry, but don’t remain still.
I did them in an orca and it can easily tank all the rats.
add a proc (with drones) and you kill the rats with ease. 2 drones guarding the orca, three drones waiting by the proc, profit - meanwhile the orca drones can mine.
Drones to a Cloud would be the concern. Because it is a Gas Harvesting mission - you primary options are Venture or a Prospect. You are unable to eliminate the source of the Drones spawning. (which can be done in the one of the Ice missions). So they will just keep coming. A tight 500m orbit. Solid drone skills with a Venture or a decent armor tanked Prospect.
The only other bother - is that a couple of missions have distances of 30km or 45km from the arrival point to the goal Asteroid/s. A barge/exhumer usually cannot fit a prop-mod without using a mobile depot to refit for mining. Else, slow-boat into position.
I never felt the need to min-max for the Crystals necessary for the high-end pseudo ores, and just stuck with tech1 Mining Strips for omni usage - but it is also something to consider.
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