So You Got Ganked…

So you got ganked because you didn’t pay the mafia. It sucks, I know. No one likes loosing ships (well, depends on what you’re doing with them, but that’s a different story). Yes it sucks, yes it’s ISK lost, but don’t worry. There’s lessons to learn.

First thing first, how do we prevent that from happening again? Welp, it’s simple. TANK IT. With the new barge buffs, and a little creativity, you can fit for tank and not sacrifice much yield  allowing you to mine to your hearts content while being able to step away for a few minutes to deal with the real world. Let’s start with a classic, the Mackinaw.

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Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Internal Force Field Array I

EM Ward II
Thermic DissipationII
Invulnerability Field II
Survey Scanner II (OPTIONAL: Or trade it for a Large Shield Extender II for more safety)

Modulated Strip Miner II
Modulated Strip Miner II

Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

This is a build I found on battle clinic that I modified with a few T2 goodies. Using T1 gear, your EHP is about 33k. With T2 gear…well, it’s a good chunk MORE. To top it off, you don’t really sacrifice much, if any, yield. Easy enough that any belligerent could do it (of course they’re too busy being undesirables to bother).

Another, and…slightly more hilarious idea, is to forgo mining in barges. Yes, I said it. OTHER SHIPS CAN MINE AND MINE WELL! Behold!

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Yes, it is an Apocalypse-class Battleship. Yes, it is set to mine. Yes, it will make you stupid amounts of ISK.

Lows: Expanded Cargo Hold II x3, Co-Processor II x3, Mining Laser Upgrade II

Mediums: Large Shield Extender II, Kinetic Deflection Amplifier II, Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II, Survey Scanner II OR some other tank

Highs: Miner II x8

You’ll need a CPU implant to make it work but hey, it’s worth the Battleship tank and Exhumer/Barge yield. You can opt out of the Low Slots as they are and fit those for Armor Tank if you’d like as well. There’s a holy rule in PvP that thou shalt not Tank Shield and Armor lest you risk the wrath of ridicule…but this isn’t PvP, so it doesn’t count!

Through Eve’s history, a lot of people have mined in Battleships to stay safe from ganks. Do some research and check out what Battleship could solve your “order” problems!

I also found a neat little thread located here that gave a few good builds for those miners. Your best offense against the bumpgeois scum is a solid defense. Tank those ships and enjoy playing the game YOUR way, and not the way of some sociopath.

o7 Fly Safe fellow Proveldtariat!

2 thoughts on “So You Got Ganked…

  1. Your mining battleship idea is ludicrous, but congratulations on the innovation.

    Also you need to move the first image down one line, it looks awful as it is.

    And you should totally publish this comment. Your comment sections have been pretty bare recently.

    • You should also consider taking ingame screenshots in future. Use EFT if that’s too much effort or you don’t have the cash. Either one looks a lot better than BattleClinic’s awful interface.

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