Can Use Command Bursts
1,000,000m³ Ship Maintenance Bay
30,000 m³ Fleet Hangar
Can Compress Ore
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The Rorqual was conceived and designed by Outer Ring Excavations in response to a growing need for capital industry platforms with the ability to support and sustain large-scale mining operations in uninhabited areas of space.
To that end, the Rorqual's primary strength lies in its ability to grind raw ores into particles of smaller size than possible before, while still maintaining their distinctive molecular structure. This means the vessel is able to carry vast amounts of ore in compressed form.
Additionally, the Rorqual is able to fit a capital tractor beam unit, capable of pulling in cargo containers from far greater distances and at far greater speeds than smaller beams can. It also possesses a sizeable drone bay, jump drive capability and the capacity to fit a clone vat bay. This combination of elements makes the Rorqual the ideal nexus to build deep space mining operations around.
Due to its specialization towards industrial operations, its ship maintenance bay is able to accommodate only industrial ships, mining barges and their tech 2 variants
Capital Industrial Ships bonuses (per skill level):
5% reduction in fuel consumption for Industrial Core
3% bonus to Shield Command Burst effect strength and duration
5% bonus to Mining Foreman burst effect strength and duration
10% reduction in Drone ice harvesting cycle time
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints, damage, and ore mining yield
900% bonus to Survey Scanner range
200% bonus to Cargo Scanners range
• Can fit Industrial Core
• Can fit Clone Vat Bay
• Can fit 3 Command Burst modules
• Can fit one Pulse Activated Nexus Invulnerability Core module
• Can operate 'Excavator' Drones
90% reduction to effective distance traveled for jump fatigue
400% bonus to Capital Remote Shield Booster optimal range
50% bonus to command and mining foreman burst area of effect range
5x penalty to entosis link cycle time
Base Time to Warp
Base Time to Warp is essentially the time needed for this ship to align and accelerate until it reaches 75% of its top speed and goes to warp. The time displayed here is the base calculated time with no account for any warp related skills, modules or any other effects.
Light Fighter Squad Limit
Heavy Fighter Squad Limit
Support Fighter Squad Limit
The Rorqual is a capital industrial ship. It's typical role is supporting mining operations by providing Mining Foreman ganglinks and compressing ore. Due to its inability to enter highsec its fleet boosting role is taken over by the Orca, although the improvements to yield are less.
It has the ability to fit a capital tractor beam which could be used in conjunction with 'Jet Can' mining, which allow it to pull cargo containers of ore to it before compression, but due to the high price of the Rorqual many favour keeping them within the relative safety of a POS. Instead they opt for using less expensive ships for the tractor beaming of cans (Noctis), and using a industrial ship or freighter to pick up the ore. The Rorqual does have the ability to compress ore whilst running its industrial core. Compression is important as it significantly reduces the volume of ore. For large mining operations with higher volumes of ore Rorqual's compression ability is but overshadowed by the compression array. The compression array is a structure that can be anchored within a POS and in comparison can hold considerably larger quantities of ore, allowing for larger quantities of ore to be compressed at once.
The Rorqual is a very capable ship with many tools to assist miners but with better alternatives available many miners only use Rorquals for its bonus to mining foreman links.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Rorqual for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.
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•Rorquals can activate their 'Industrial Core I' module within the relative safety of a POS's (Player Owned Starbase) Shield.
• Rorquals cannot enter into High Security Space.
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