A New Mining Venture

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Retribution saw a lot of new additions to the Eve universe. From bounty hunting to new ships, it was a good chunk of updates, a veritable mix of shiny additions and old mechanic balancing. But most notably for miners, a new mining frigate was provided. The ever sleek (and clearly Homeworld inspired) Venture frigate.

She may have a small hold, but her speed more than makes up for it. Take this build, for instance;

[High]
miner II
miner II
prototype cloaking device I

[med]
survey scanner II
1mn afterburner II
medium shield extender II

[low]
mining laser upgrade II

[rigs]
small polycarbon engine housing I
small low friction nozzle joints I
small core defense field extender I

[drones]
2x hobgoblins II OR 2x Miner Drones

cap stable
1400m/s
2159 ehp

She isn’t a tank like a hulk, but she can move more than fast enough to be able to AFK happily without worrying about bump. Even ganking a Venture can be a bit of a challenge. A miner named Rezard came up with a slightly tankier (but still nimble) mining setup;

[Venture, Rezard’s Special]
Mining Laser Upgrade II

Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction

Miner II
Miner II
Prototype Cloaking Device I

Small Processor Overclocking Unit I
Small Processor Overclocking Unit I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

Mining Drone II x2

A good tank that’s still capable of leaving your Venture moving fast enough to avoid being bumped, and speed+shield tanked to hold off potential ganks. On top of that, it mines 800m3 per minute. For a frigate, that’s not bad at all.

Got an interesting Venture fitting? Send it to us at proveldtariat@gmail.com to share with other miners and Resistance members! Knowledge is power, power is victory.

o7 Fly Safe, Fly True.

The “Invincible” Order

It’s interesting to see the Order continue to taut its invincibility due to the word and “righteousness” of their cause. It seems that because of their divine mission, they are impervious and need fear none. Also, according to them, they need not fear, as miners will never fight back, gank back, or act against them because of the assumed above stated reasons.

If that’s the case, I guess these tanks are just for aesthetics, right?

Bumper thug Guybert, despite the bravado of himself and his ilk, seem to hold less faith in the notion of their “good work” and the “fact” that miners would never react to them by ganking, and more faith in walking a walk very different from their talk. Do Shield Extenders and Shield Rigs really have a need on a bumping ship if there is “no risk” of miner retaliation?

New bumper thug Simon Lindsay seems to also have caught onto the bumpgeois’ unspoken rule. Despite not having Tech 2 shield systems, he ended up equipping something. To cover it up his lack of Tech 2 shield systems, the “brave” bumper even placed a cloaking device on his Stabber! Better safe than sorry right?…But…wait? What’s there to be sorry about if miners would never retaliate?

Pilot Zak Fey was another bumper pontificating about his invincibility to all anti-bumping forces…but, when asked a certain question, he seemed to…buckle.

As the saying goes; Welp.

Even Pro-Bumper Miner turned Bumper Audrik Villalona seems to have more faith in tanking against his betrayed comrades’ wrath rather than assume they would simply do nothing. I guess if I not only paid the “order,” but then began bumping my fellow miners, I’d be a bit frightened of retaliation as well. Hell hath no fury like a hundred miners’ scorn.

On can’t help but wonder what other equipment the “order” is packing. You know. Just in case the miners decide to rise against them. Which, you know, they said could never happen….

Fly Safe Comrades o7