Sunday afternoon I logged on to find that Potshot has been probing again. Only this time he had come up with a Sansha Complex.
He had cleared the first pocket by the time I showed up. I warped in and saw him salvaging.
I also saw all the asteroids, begging to be mined. dozens of them. time to start burning some rocks!
I warped back, grabbed my hulk, salivating at the prospect. Then I hit the gate to the complex.
I knew that it restricted access to the area and that, for example, a battleship could not get in. But I was dismayed to find that my Hulk was also not on the doorman’s list of those allowed in.
What sort of post-modern viking sadist lays out dozens of asteroids to be mined and then locks them behind a gate that won’t allow a mining barge through?
I worked out my feeling on this by blowing up some of the local structures.
So all that mineral wealth stayed behind when we were done. A big miner’s sigh for all those rocks left unburned.
We went on and cleared out the Sansha scum easily enough, but had to content ourselves with salvage and loot.