Being as after all this time Apemant's Mining Auton ( http://xelerus.de/index.php?s=mod&id=215 ) is basically in the game with the Illegal Miners
running around chasing your Ore..
I thought it would be cool if the players could also have either or both the Mining Auton or the Packer Auton ( http://xelerus.de/index.php?s=mod&id=732 ) to run along with ..
The Packer is basically a Mule that collects your Mined Ore for you/ with you , it does not Mine the Ore for you.
The Excavation charges are the nicest versions of Mining Mags or Thumpers yet....however, since we are going down that road, Giant Cabbage's Mining Missions of locating / collecting Ore from Mission Framework could do well as part of Pilot Training .....
My own Mining & Packer Autons are Armed with shields & EMP cannons to keep hostiles at bay
it does not stop them from getting slaughtered by the Ventari, but it helps them survive most of the hostiles that aren't so powerful in systems where you find the need for credits to upgrade very pressing.
They also make great escorts when your attention is on the rocks and not on the sneaky Hammerhead waiting for your shield to take a hit so it can seriously try to wound you
Post ideas & suggestions you have pertaining to the game here.
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