I have noticed that Vagyr’s early game resourcing feels less profitable than Hiigaran even though their collectors have the same stats but different models.
The only major factor I can determine that causes this is the convoluted RU dropoff for the mothership. Unlike the Hiigaran MS, the Vagyr’s is a broadside-mounted two-way drive-thru which tends to add unnecessary distance and travel time for the collectors especially since on most maps, initial MS positions have one side facing the starting RU patch.
Since the RU dropoff is like a two-way road with opposing lanes, when two collectors simultaneously come to dock, one of them has to go around the mothership and approach from the other side - collectors are then ejected in the same direction they approached to unload.
In contrast, the Hiigaran mothership has a better economy as its bulk is concentrated vertically which makes it far easier to relocate its RU dropoff closer to the starting patch on the XY plane. In addition, its RU dropoff is a far more convenient latch on/off wall instead of a drive-thru so the “landing” and “takeoff” paths overlap and don’t add unnecessary travel time.
Lastly, all collectors for each race have to move towards a “runway checkpoint” before they automatically proceed to dock and unload - 300 metres for the Hiigaran MS while the Vagyr MS is just over 1000 metres. As a start, this definitely needs to be shortened. Additionally, it would be great if two resource collectors could dock at the dropoff at the same time and from the same direction (left or right).
Two collectors coming to dropoff simultaneously at the Vagyr mothership. Note the position of the asteroid patch on the right and the annoyance of the collector on the left having to go around to dock. Screenshot was taken at the moment both collectors reached their respective runway checkpoints and began to turn to dock.
Runway checkpoint for Vagyr MS RU dropoff is unnecessarily long at just over 1000 metres:
Hiigaran mothership RU dropoff easily positioned next to a patch. The runway checkpoint for dropoffs is only about 300 metres: