Hey folks! As we first mentioned at Fanfest this year, we have a visual revamp in the works for Mining Barges and Exhumers (along with many other ships) to continue improving EVE’s amazing visuals.

This pass on the barges allowed the art team to fulfill a long-standing request from the game design team. Way back in 2012 when CCP Tallest implemented the big tiericide of mining barges the three branches of barges were changed to have similar mining yields and specific specializations (defenses, storage capacity and range/yield). At that time Tallest added role bonuses to the Procurer, Skiff, Retriever, and Mackinaw to bring their effective strip miner count into the same general range. He also asked the art team to make a note that next time the Barges and Exhumers were up for a regularly scheduled visual refresh they should be unified at the same number of strip miner hardpoints. That day has now come!

To compliment the art rework we are completing a light pass on the stats and bonuses of these ships and of the strip miner modules themselves. The balance between the mining ships is in a fairly healthy state right now so we’re not making any drastic changes to the relative strengths of the different barges and exhumers.

For a bit of insight into the current usage of the top 7 mining ships, here’s the breakdown of mining yield by volume (last 90 days including ore, ice, and gas):

  • Retriever: 23%
  • Mackinaw: 22%
  • Hulk: 21%
  • Skiff: 14%
  • Procurer: 8%
  • Covetor: 7%
  • Venture: 4%
  • Other: 1%

Unsurprisingly the Retriever and Mackinaw are still on top (unchanged from the last time we presented these stats) due to the very high value placed on ore bay capacity among a solid chunk of miners. However we don’t feel any need to reduce the power of Retrievers and Mackinaws, as their popularity isn’t out of control and other alternatives have their own well-balanced strengths.

The overall mining yields of the Procurer, Skiff, Retriever, and Mackinaw remain unchanged after this pass. The Covetor and Hulk will gain a lowslot which allows some new options and the potential of greater yield (although fittings will be appropriately tight when using three MLUs).

As part of this change we are increasing the yield of all barge-sized strip miners and ice harvesters, which cancels out the changes to hardpoints and bonuses on the Barges and Exhumers. We are also providing a moderate buff to the ORE Strip Miners and ORE Ice Harvesters.

The module changes in full are:

  • All Non-ORE Strip Miners: +25% volume mined per cycle
  • ORE Strip Miner: +30% volume mined per cycle, -10 CPU
  • All Ice Harvesters: -20% cycle time, -20% capacitor use
  • ORE Ice Harvester: -16 CPU

And the ship changes:

Procurer:
Removal of strip miner yield and ice harvester cycle time role bonuses
+1 highslot
+7 PWG
+55 CPU

Skiff:
Removal of strip miner yield and ice harvester cycle time role bonuses
+1 highslot
+8 PWG
+60 CPU

Retriever:
Removal of strip miner yield and ice harvester cycle time role bonuses

Mackinaw:
Removal of strip miner yield and ice harvester cycle time role bonuses

Covetor:
Changed skill bonus for the skill Mining Barge: 2% (was 4%) reduction in strip miner and ice harvester duration per level
New role bonus: 25% reduction in strip miner and ice harvester duration and activation cost
-1 highslot
+1 lowslot
-5 PWG
-15 CPU

Hulk:
Changed skill bonus for the skill Mining Barge: 2% (was 4%) reduction in strip miner and ice harvester duration per level
New role bonus: 25% reduction in strip miner and ice harvester duration and activation cost
-1 highslot
+1 lowslot
-5 PWG
-40 CPU

We’re very interested in your feedback and welcome you to try out the new stats (and new ship models) on SISI.
Thanks!

2,176 Comments

  1. bookmarked!!, I really like your web site!

    February 19, 2019 at 23:03 Reply
  2. Say, you got a nice blog post.Thanks Again.

    February 19, 2019 at 23:27 Reply
  3. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for some time
    now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!

    February 20, 2019 at 01:07 Reply
  4. SEO Sio Ajansı
    Kolayca ulaşabileceğiniz bir SEO hizmeti için internet üzerinden size çok geniş imkânlar hazırlanmış durumdadır. İnternet kullanan milyarlarca insanın arama motoru optimizasyonu ile birlikte bu çözümlere daha yakından bakma gereği dikkat çekiyor. Özellikle web sitelerinin gelişim ile beraber ön sırada olmasını sağlamak, bir SEO uzmanı çalışmasını gerekli hale getirmektedir.
    Burada profesyonel ekiplerin elbette daha önceden kullandığı ve başarılı olduğu yöntemler vardır. Alacağınız bir teknik yardım ile birlikte web sitenizi çok daha iyi bir yere getirmeniz mümkün olmaktadır. Giderek gelişmiş kurumsal SEO çalışması ile birlikte, özellikle firmaların daha iyi bir yere gelmesi planlanıyor ve hatta bu bir gerçeğe dönüşüyor. Bir hayali gerçeğe dönüştürmek konusunda yapılan çalışmalar, yatırımların gerçek karşılığını gösterme noktasında çok iyi bir çözüm üretiyor. İşin bir de ticaret boyut olmakla beraber, e-ticaret SEO bu konuda yine üzerinde durmanız gereken konulardan birini göstermektedir. Profesyonel olarak işine dört elle sarılmak uzmanların, bu konuda size sağlamış olduğu imkânlar ve hizmetler kesinlikle sona ermiyor.
    Adwords çalışmaları tanıtım ve reklam konusundaki destek ile birlikte, bu platformu çok daha verimli bir şekilde kullanmak sizin için mümkün olmaktadır. Adeta aynı zamanda dijital pazarlama enstrümanlarını en iyi şekilde kullanan sistem, arama motoru optimizasyonu ile birlikte çok daha geniş potansiyeli bir hizmeti ön plana taşıyor. İletişime geçtiğiniz donanımlı bir SEO ajansı ile birlikte bundan sonraki süreçlerde daha büyük avantajlar ve daha kapsamlı sonuçlar sizi bekliyor olacaktır.
    Hemen iletişime geçmeniz halinde donanımlı bir firmanın seo yardımını talep edebilirsiniz. Burada hizmet ve yardım talebinizi SEO Uzmanlarımız sizlere 7/24 destek vermekeyiz.
    SEO Sio Ajansı
    Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Dünya Sağlık Sk., 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul/Türkiye

    February 20, 2019 at 03:11 Reply
  5. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

    February 20, 2019 at 16:35 Reply
  6. ok, i look it! :)))

    February 20, 2019 at 16:39 Reply
  7. Extra durable than any paint, the real gold by no meansfades or loses its lustre. India itself has recorded wonderful progress throughout past few years.

    February 20, 2019 at 16:41 Reply
  8. I am sure this article has touched all the internet people, its really really pleasant article on building up new blog.

    February 20, 2019 at 19:43 Reply
  9. Rachele Sagon

    That is the fitting blog for anyone who needs to search out out about this topic. You realize so much its virtually laborious to argue with you (not that I truly would want…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just nice!

    February 20, 2019 at 22:17 Reply
  10. I cannot thank you enough for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

    February 20, 2019 at 23:24 Reply
  11. I am often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information.

    February 21, 2019 at 02:24 Reply
  12. I cannot thank you enough for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

    February 21, 2019 at 05:45 Reply
  13. magnificent points altogether, you simply gained a new reader. What would you suggest about your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

    February 21, 2019 at 06:38 Reply
  14. I think that is an fascinating point, it made me think a bit. Thanks for sparking my thinking cap. Sometimes I get so much in a rut that I just believe like a record.

    February 21, 2019 at 06:45 Reply
  15. Hello my family member! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and come with almost all vital infos. I?¦d like to peer extra posts like this .

    February 21, 2019 at 10:43 Reply
  16. Very well written article. It will be useful to anybody who utilizes it, including yours truly :). Keep up the good work – can’r wait to read more posts.

    February 21, 2019 at 14:53 Reply
  17. Sweet site, super design, real clean and use genial.

    February 21, 2019 at 19:08 Reply
  18. “I really enjoy the blog article.Really thank you! Really Cool.”

    February 22, 2019 at 04:34 Reply
  19. I precisely desired to appreciate you all over again. I do not know the things I could possibly have undertaken in the absence of the smart ideas revealed by you over such a industry. It became an absolute alarming concern for me, nevertheless witnessing a new specialized style you dealt with that forced me to cry over gladness. Now i’m thankful for the work and as well , sincerely hope you are aware of an amazing job you’re getting into training others using your blog. More than likely you’ve never met any of us.

    February 22, 2019 at 04:38 Reply
  20. You’ve been searching and searching for cam girls to talk to. All you want to do is chat it up with a sexy girl. You can do just that at http://www.camgirl.pw This site is literally jam packed with hot girls who just want to have a good time.

    February 22, 2019 at 04:44 Reply
  21. VRy interesting to read it.

    February 22, 2019 at 05:52 Reply
  22. Say, you got a nice blog post.Thanks Again.

    February 22, 2019 at 08:40 Reply
  23. Say, you got a nice blog post.Thanks Again.

    February 22, 2019 at 11:34 Reply
  24. I wish to convey my affection for your generosity for women who require help on this particular theme. Your personal dedication to getting the message throughout had become rather functional and have regularly empowered professionals like me to realize their objectives. Your entire warm and friendly suggestions means much to me and especially to my colleagues. Warm regards; from everyone of us.

    February 22, 2019 at 17:26 Reply
  25. Si la poule se taisait,

    February 22, 2019 at 17:28 Reply
  26. Very interesting subject , regards for posting . “Stranger in a strange country.” by Sophocles.

    February 22, 2019 at 17:32 Reply

Leave a Reply