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Derovius Vaden
Gallente
Posted - 2005.12.13 01:49:00 - [1]
 


As the title suggests, I'm looking for recommendations for the best Gallente mining Cruiser. Should I go for an Exeq. with 4 Miner II's, or a Vexor with 4 Miner II's? Maybe a Thorax with 5 Miner II's? Suggestion? Recommendations? ugh

Spike Larosse
RSP Enterprises
Posted - 2005.12.13 01:54:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Spike Larosse on 13/12/2005 01:54:53
The gallente do not have a really great mining cruiser that excels, so the choice is a bit dependent on your preferences. Personally I used the Vexor until I got a Brutix, since the Vexor has nice drone capabilities which can boost your mining output a bit (Mining Drones)and protect you in low security space.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.12.13 01:56:00 - [3]
 

The thorax is the best low-sec mining ship in the game. Vexor is a close second. They're all good ships.

Wee Dave
Posted - 2005.12.13 02:59:00 - [4]
 

If mining in very dangerous space (where a solo cruiser can't tank spawns) you might want to consider an exequror. With cruiser III and an expander you can get a good sized cargo bay, over 1000 m3 in some cases. It is helpful in that you don't have to risk a big npc spawn coming in when you're jetcan mining, or alternatively wasting lots of time by mining into a ship with a tiny cargo bay (such as the rax).

If you can safely jetcan, though, I'd suggest thorax. But prepare for wrist pain.

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.12.13 03:21:00 - [5]
 

Agreed with Shikari. Thorax is the best mining ship for Gallante cruisers.

Vorshal
Gallente
Posted - 2005.12.13 10:07:00 - [6]
 

I am a Gallente and for mining I use a Vexor equipped with 4 named mining lazers with a compliment of 7 Heavy drones for my defence. I normally mine Omber in 0.7 space so the rats aren't too hard at all.

Marcus Tedric
Gallente
Tedric Enterprises
Crimson Steel Empire
Posted - 2005.12.13 10:17:00 - [7]
 

Whilst I'd agree with you on the Vexor as quite possibly the best high-sec mining cruiser for the Gallente, you can't fit 7 Heavys in it now, let alone after the patch.

Drone bay of 1500m3 (6 x Heavys) going down to 750m3.

10 x Mining I drones will give you almost the same yield as 2 more Miner IIs.

After the patch, for high sec, I'd recommend Vexor + 5 Mining Drones and 5 Mediums. When rats appear, bring in Mining and send out Mediums....

And then plan to get a Domi - oh yes!

Jarek Naumen
Beyond Divinity Inc
Beyond Virginity
Posted - 2005.12.13 11:24:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
The thorax is the best low-sec mining ship in the game. Vexor is a close second. They're all good ships.


Hmm..interesting. I've been flying a Vexor for about a month now and i love it. But the lowest i mined with it solo is 0.4. Even in 0.4 if i get a cruiser spawn it's tough to handle only with 5 medium drones. On the other hand in combat setup i can hunt in 0.2 or do some of the lvl 3 missions.
So questions is..how low-sec are you're talking about? If it's 0.1-0.2 then how can you mine there (with a reasonable efficiency) solo with a Vexor? With good drone skills can you handle NPC rats?

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.12.13 11:31:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Jarek Naumen
Originally by: Dark Shikari
The thorax is the best low-sec mining ship in the game. Vexor is a close second. They're all good ships.


Hmm..interesting. I've been flying a Vexor for about a month now and i love it. But the lowest i mined with it solo is 0.4. Even in 0.4 if i get a cruiser spawn it's tough to handle only with 5 medium drones. On the other hand in combat setup i can hunt in 0.2 or do some of the lvl 3 missions.
So questions is..how low-sec are you're talking about? If it's 0.1-0.2 then how can you mine there (with a reasonable efficiency) solo with a Vexor? With good drone skills can you handle NPC rats?

I'm talking about its 8 drones. This will change after RMR though.

Anfelina Adante
Gallente
Posted - 2005.12.13 11:33:00 - [10]
 

I use the Exeq. in .4 and above to mine. The cargo expansion per cruiser level is the reason.

Named mining laser and four mining drones. Rat comes by...pull in the mining drones and send out four hammerheads.



 

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