mining

  1. Jibroni Gibironi

    A simple way to make this game more accessible to new players

    :unsure: Currently, there is this thing called a "codex" and "knowledgebase" in the game, that tells me absolutely nothing at all, totally useless. If I have to use google.com to figure out even the most straight forward, basic things, its not a good look for this games design. This could have...
  2. Ralph Vargr

    Stealthie Was Right, Again.

    I picked up my second alt account on sale a week or so ago. Stealthie had advised me the honeymoon would be a short one. He was right. I took a carrier ride to Colonia with my new account. My ship was an A rated Cobra 3, with no engineering. I found the mining great, but the third time in...
  3. OnTheEdge

    General / Off-Topic leaked video: spanish Frontier developer talks about mining / PWS issue

    now we know whats going on! Source: https://youtu.be/sURGRCyE4Z8
  4. tharealbouncer

    Painite not spawning in Hotspots

    Why is it that whenever I go into a Painite hotspot it never gives me Painite?
  5. LairdMcC

    Looking for new members

    Hi commanders. I have set up a squad with the aim of getting an ingame faction. We are located in Wathi system. After reaching our goal, we will have a number of roles. BGS, Exploration, Trading, mining and most important Having fun. We are also in the Zachary Hudson Galactic Power Play, so if...
  6. CMDR Red House

    Best Way to Find Rocks?

    I am curious about the best way to find rocks to mine once you've dropped into a zone. HOW? I drop in and start firing my Pulse Wave Scanner and really only Prospect "yellow" rocks that reflect back from the scanner, trying to ascertain what is a good rock and what's probably just a rock. I...
  7. T

    Mining - Most Common Mining Mineral?

    I have it in my head to get all my INARA badges. The Miner badge requires 5,000 tons of minerals refined. I have 3,077 tons already. I'm not interested in money with this particular question. What is the easiest and most common mineral to mine that is available in great quantities? How do...
  8. B

    New mining bug?

    I was deep core mining for alexandrite when I encountered that the surface deposites on the interior of the asteroid were invincible and did not give chunks. Is this a known bug or what’s going on? This is for all surface deposits, not just this one Source: https://youtu.be/eKBpyqO8hyk sorry...
  9. D

    Well... thanks for taking the fun out of mining...

    So mining is not exactly what you can call fun in playing Elite, and laser mining the worst of them all... I did a lot of that but then I got interested in core mining and subsurface mining, and I was actually enjoying it, a lot! (I like the mini-game). Maybe developers don't like that... cause...
  10. z64555

    Extend ProspectedAsteroid Events to Include Surface, Subsurface, and Core Deposits

    As the title says. ProspectedAsteroid events have been a great boon to the mining community as it greatly automates the analysis of hotspots and their performance on the bonuses. However, the events only account for laser mined minerals and don't reveal any info about the number of, and...
  11. C

    Hot Spot Nerfing

    Nerfing the hot spots needed to happen, but not the way it was done. Reducing the frequency of cores and SSDs just means there’s less to do while mining as now there is a lot more flying around trying to find good rocks. Rather then reducing the frequency, reduce the fragment count of cores and...
  12. Kestrel_Feathers

    Can't sell LTD at Fleet Carriers

    I've been sitting here with my cargo hold full of diamonds for 2 days now, checking Inara for prices, flying back and forth. For some reason, I can't sell LTDs. It either prompts me with a selling screen, which does absolutely nothing when I click sell or simply have no option to sell to that FC...
  13. GreyJedi137

    [INDEPENDENT] [LFG] Looking for a casual group to join? Help buying your dream ship? Mining? Join the Titans of Galaxias!

    We are the Titans of Galaxias! We are a casual group of players that just so happened the realize the ancient Greeks were better at naming stuff than us. If you are a solo or private group player, this is the Squadron for you. We like to join up pretty much daily and aim to be as flexible as...
  14. Tividar

    Beware hostile Asteroids

    Managed to loose a Cutter mining the Icebox last week. Couldn't figure out what happened and just assumed I'd zoned out and got myself crushed between two asteroids. Found out this weekend that's not what happened. Turns out the fragments you get from subsurface mining move at relativistic...
  15. norlin

    LTD mining is overpowered and it kills all other activities

    Hey FDevs, The LTD mining is way too overpowered and it renders all other activities to be mostly useless from the in-game perspective. Right now there are two different issues with mining: 1. Respawn bugs on re-login and even when flying away (~25km) on a launched fighter (while the ship is...
  16. H

    Small Squadron Recruiting: Blackforge Trade Co

    Greetings everyone, Blackforge Trading Co is an independent mercantile squadron which focuses on bulk goods trading and mining via fleet carrier. We are currently based in the Kaukamine system Vinci station, but operate wherever the most profitable trades lead us. We are currently 11...
  17. C

    FDev, Have You Lost Control of Your Game?

    After the so-called "nerf, 2-3 hours of mining: This is just silly. FDev, have you lost control of your game? Are you going to pull a Diablo III on us and inflate the heck out of in-game prices next? Edit: FDev could avoid going the inflation route by adding supply\demand curves that squash...
  18. Kallipar

    Elite Mining Simulator

    Firstly I do love this game, however I have become very disillusioned with what currently is on offer. After playing all of the previous incarnations across nearly every platform and backing the original kickstarter it has become yet another general building simulator, similar in many ways...
  19. StuartGT

    LTD3 Mining Analysis comparison: BEFORE & AFTER ( ~280 LTD/hr -> ~210LTD/hr)

    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteMiners/comments/hatlhk/ltd3_mining_analysis_comparison_before_after_280/ So depending on sell price and travel time, mining is a easy, relaxing 200-300 million credits per hour (y)
  20. Sinister Evil

    Sinister Mining Market ~ Fleet Carrier

    Sinister Mining Market is now open for business at the system "Col 285 sector EQ-U b17-7" Planet A12 , my ship offers the following services and features for the hard working miner! All facilities except black market, and NO notoriety players allowed to dock! ALL ABSOLUTELY TARIFF FREE...
  21. J

    Imagine if we could have mining fighters

    Mining fighters would be another very fun way to mine asteroids. There could be two types of mining fighters: A laser mining fighter with a prospector limpet controller and a mining laser. I dont laser mine myself, but it would be incredibly useful to scout out available asteroids for mining...
  22. J

    Newcomer / Intro Full Spectrum System Scanner

    Hello, I want to use the FSSS, so I need to bind a key to open it (start it up) but I can't find where i should dot that. In the picture that i've send with tis post, you can see that it is not there were other people have found it. Please help :p Thanks in advance
  23. boppa_

    Taking priority bookings from console CMDR's first: Carrier Trip To Cupid's Arrow

    Please do not consume food and drink on the carrier. Tea & Coffee available. Air Conditioning. In flight entertainment includes Bingo and Compere. Travel in relative style. Curtain windows provided for your comfort and privacy. Driver with 25 years experience and hardly any points on pilot...
  24. boppa_

    Fleet Carrier Trip To Cupid's Arrow - your chance to mine and explore this beautiful location!

    The booking office is now open, please leave your name and 25 Tritium deposit below. Please do not consume food and drink on the carrier. Tea & Coffee available. Air Conditioning. In flight entertainment includes Bingo and Compere. Travel in relative style. Curtain windows provided for...
  25. Old Duck

    Borann is the WORST thing to happen to ED in a long time!

    To contrast my other thread of mine about the lovely pirating opportunities that Borann brought to the game, I'm now encountering one of the major flaws of Borann (and perhaps mining in general) - the devaluation of credits. Things that used to make feel like I accomplished something no longer...
  26. C

    International Toad Party - Internationale Krötenpartei

    Greetings to you, Pilots! We merrily announce our new political fraction "Internationale Krötenpartei" (International Toad party). Mining, exploring and friendly playing together are our attitudes. Do you feel the risk during the flight while carrying over a hundret diamonds with you? Tired of...
  27. Z

    2 little request proposal: make long trip ships looks yummi for thargoid, and secret tag for secret service operation

    hello. hope is clear for everyone what i want. 1- in the lore of elite dangerous i want to add some particles that make hull of long trip exploration ships "smell" for targoid so make exploration "dangerous" and so roleplay can use these "infected" explorer ships for call thargoid in the target...
  28. B

    saving up for the Fleet carrier

    With prices dropping daily on LTD and Painite what other options are there for pilots to gain the 8b-12b necessary to buy and upkeep fleet carriers coming out in june
  29. M

    General Buyable planets (System Management)

    Would like to see purchasable planets in the upcoming years with base building and automated mining extractors. Purchased planets would be owned and nobody else could build on it except if owner put a player on the whitelist or put it for public access. Trespassing would result in planetary...
  30. Old Duck

    Borann is the best thing to happen to ED in a long time!

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had...
  31. Old Duck

    Supercruise in Solo, mine in Open

    This thread is specifically for those who would like to play in Open but feel pushed into Solo by wings of gankers who chain-interdict your slow mining ships while in supercruise. There is a way to have your Open cake and eat it too. If you are mining for an hour or more at a time, why not...
  32. Sysmon

    Fleet Carriers: Expand the upkeep management game for explorers

    Fleet Carriers seem to come with quite a few benefit as well as close-to-crippling costs. This is especially the case for explorers that will have to seriously top up the onboard credit account to be able to take them anywhere for prolonged periods of time. One solution often suggested is to...
  33. Sciencekeeper

    [INDEPENDENT] (GER/DE) Stellanebula Project - SNPX

    Join the STELLANEBULA PROJECT https://www.stellanebula.de/discord Founded way back in 2005, the Stellanebula Project started with a old time Star Trek Chat RPG and Webradio. It grew into a big community of gamers and SciFi Fans. Our Elite Team took up work in early 2019 and is growing...
  34. Cyanidex

    Newcomer / Intro About LTD mining

    Hello everyone. I wonder, 1. Which mining style is the best/fastest for LTD. Core or laser ? 2. Im core miner, sometimes I do optimal yield successfully but when asteroid explodes it says optimal yield range exceeded and poor fragment. WHY ?! 3. You know there is a Surface Deposits that we...
  35. ebbrell

    Make mining persistent

    When mine planetary rings for materials, make them persistent. I know it would take weeks month for an entire ring to be depleted but it should. We would have to find other rings once we suck it dry and its depleted. This would be how it would be in real life. This would stop double and...
  36. Valcain

    Where Do You Want To Park Your Fleet Carrier?

    This is not meant to be a post on the costs or upkeep of an FC. I want a more optimistic ideal about them. Something we know is that FCs can jump 500ly at a time. And they can be modified tailored to Exploration, Mining, Bounty Hunting. Etc. Where do you want to park yours? I’m thinking of...
  37. EinsteinAndAGun

    Need help finding ANY painite AT ALL

    I'm currently trying to unlock Selene Jean, and as you know, she requires a donation of 10 units of painite. "No big deal," I thought, so I equipped my Python with mining lasers, limpets, refinery, the lot, and searched for painite hotspots (using the known method of DSS-ing metallic or metal...
  38. Old Duck

    Provide Engineering For Mining Tools

    It sure would be nice if we could engineer our mining lasers, etc. Selene Jean would be the perfect engineer for this. I personally would like to light weight my lasers and charges for my explorer ship, but efficient mods, range mods, "damage" mods (making size 1 mining lasers more viable), etc...
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