Better dead than Fed!
j/k, I’ve been waiting to say that.
I’m just hoping the Dropship will make a scaled up version of my Cobra Mk IV. Slow, but armored and armed enough to put down pirates or escape them under fire. But with greater cargo capacity, and scaled up equipment to pull out more ore, faster.
I used a D-rated Type-6 to mine at Colonia. As I recall, it has a much bigger hold than the CM4. Not huge, after mounting the refinery and limpet controllers, but decent. The hardpoints are bad though. Can’t carry a class 2 mining laser, have to make do with two class 1’s. Mining is slow, and no option but to run from even a Sidewinder pirate. It was reasonably nimble though, I guess.
To be fair, I’m not sure how two class 1 mining lasers stack up against one class 2, which is what I carry currently. But that one laser keeps two collector limpets busy and then some. That’s why I ditched the other one and put a class 2 missile launcher on instead.
I’ve heard that the Asp Scout is due to get some kind of balancing pass, but I’ve heard nothing about what that might entail.