Exploring deep space Tritium distributions

Galactic average price isn't a dynamically computed quantity. It's a static number that sets the base value of the good across the galaxy, which is then modified at individual markets by various factors like faction state, supply and demand, etc. Sort of like how a given ship has a base speed or hull strength, that is then boosted or reduced by outfitting and engineering.
Interesting, I didn't know that. So I guess the large difference between how the carrier interface displays the current galactic AVG and that of Goldstein Port comes from the carrier not knowing about the modifier that is specific to the station (I guess). I have not yet checked if this changes after docking with Goldstein and then back to my carrier...
 
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If you asked me how I can still enjoy playing ED, my answer would be 'I'm playing it like a dreamer'. I'm playing my own dream, if you want so...
...and the dream goes on. :cool:

When I look back at where it all began, I'm shocked that it has been 2.5 months ago, whereas it doesn't even feel like 4 weeks! Do you remember when I started the journey with almost empty pockets after I bought my carrier including all the necessary modules? After that my commander only had a little over 300m. Anyway, I didn't want to go broke and so I didn't buy any tritium at all. And a great idea was born!

I don't remember how much I had assigned to my carrier at that time. Anyway, after a while I kept my carrier's balance at a constant 500m, so that I never could lose sight of my total balance. It could have been a little over 500m, as I was still uncertain about the possible losses I would make.

Hehe... 😁

And here I am, after I sold all the minerals last night that I fished as by-catch on my long journey, mainly while mining my fuel in tritium hotspots:


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As you can see, my weekly maintenance is usually a little over 13 million. And then I still read about people who give up for the maintenance costs

What is wrong with me?


I would say that dreaming gets paid pretty well. Strange coincidence: I like to rename my carrier from time to time (current name: Cosmic Hiccups) and just saw I started with Nested Dreams Project...
👥
 
I've now started to combine VO hunting with what I'd call 'High Space Mining'. Pretty much the same what I did in the last 2 month, but now vertical. The fleet carriers are perfect 'climbing hooks' and invite for some pretty risky experiments. I'm currently scouting at Y 1020

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When I found this (unfortunately not mine but stunning nonetheless):

and then I got this.jpg


High Space Miner's Paradise, isn't it? :cool:

Oh...
Rocky, rocky, metal rich. And a triple metal rich. no ice ring...

one more to climb

no luck in jump range, but my carrier can more than on jump. This is 648.8 Ly away from my carrier: 33 hotspots! 😁

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This will be my new base camp to support further climbing towards the top. But maybe I'll stay here for a little, lots of Tritium and VOs here...
 
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Popped out in the 'upper void', no more regular jumps without jumponium, with 90t tritium left.


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Of course I have my 'anchor' system to fuel my carrier up again. I'm surprised, how difficult it is, not only to find an untagged system, but also to find Gas giants with ice rings. Doesn't look like I've got a decisive advantage with my carrier so far...

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Hi, I'm back after one and a half month... when I left tritium mining had been screwed up, how is it now? :D My fleet carrier is still parked somewhere waiting to be refueled...
 
Hi, I'm back after one and a half month... when I left tritium mining had been screwed up, how is it now? :D My fleet carrier is still parked somewhere waiting to be refueled...

Depends on what you mean with "screwed up". I can't say that it ever had been screwed up for me but then I don't care about double or triple hotspots. These have supposedly been nerfed. Or maybe you confuse the shortage of Tritium in stations, for those who don't like mining?
 
Depends on what you mean with "screwed up". I can't say that it ever had been screwed up for me but then I don't care about double or triple hotspots. These have supposedly been nerfed. Or maybe you confuse the shortage of Tritium in stations, for those who don't like mining?
When I left before holiday they had reduced a lot the amount of tritium that was possible to extract from subsurface deposit, and also reduced the number of hotspots apparently. If you remember, I was refueling the same way you do it.
 
There has been an update since then, not on the availability but on the use of Tritium as fuel, you now only use half of the amount of fuel for a jump.

There are now also reported problems with the use of the scanner, its not showing all the yellow rocks properly. this is causing problems with all core mining.

Laser mining has not altered, density of rocks is about the same in singles and doubles, straight laser mining is giving me 100 -120t an hour sometimes a little more if I come across a few SD and SSD deposits, I do not do cores.
 
I've recently heard about complains about broken mining (PWS backwards) but last night when I did some mining in a Tritium spot everything worked as always. Got the usual distribution of yellow rocks, including SDs and SSDs - all in front of the scanner. ;) Did I miss a quick fix over the last 2 or 3 days where I have not mined?

By the way, I was here for laser mining in the first place, since I wanted to check a weakly overlapping double spot. I checked both, the overlapping zone and the core of one of the spots and all I can say with confidence is, that the core regions are still better than the outer regions of a spot, even when overlapping. Only In regard to laser mining of course.
 
I've recently heard about complains about broken mining (PWS backwards) but last night when I did some mining in a Tritium spot everything worked as always. Got the usual distribution of yellow rocks, including SDs and SSDs - all in front of the scanner. ;) Did I miss a quick fix over the last 2 or 3 days where I have not mined?
Recent history shows that a lot of mining behaviors can be adjusted via server-side fixes, so FDev doesn't necessarily need to tell us if they tweak something. That said, I'd guess a bunch of the people reporting difficulties are mining in the busy high-yield hotspots, so perhaps they're just encountering some effect of server lag due to the backend having to reconcile a whole bunch of queries and updates to a single system's data.

By the way, I was here for laser mining in the first place, since I wanted to check a weakly overlapping double spot. I checked both, the overlapping zone and the core of one of the spots and all I can say with confidence is, that the core regions are still better than the outer regions of a spot, even when overlapping. Only In regard to laser mining of course.
Yep. Rough impression from the data the mining nerds have gathered so far, is that overlapping hotspots are now only helpful if the center of one hotspot is inside the ~75% radius contour of the other. And then you generally still want to mine at the hotspot center, getting a boosted yield from the overlap. It seems that you need deeply overlapping hotspots for it to be better to mine on the line between the center points instead.
 
The most rewarding and at the same time most demanding part of mining seems to be void opal hunting. The emphasis is on "hunting" as the actual process of mining is relatively trivial, especially in direct comparison to SSD mining. But finding a VO core is something completely different! It looks like they are really rare now, and specialists who are able to find them in a reasonable time will be the gold miners in the near future (the best current price for VO is 1.66 m per unit).

Typical shape and glowing of a VO core, with and without NV:

Source: https://youtu.be/XgV58CNGfM0


Source: https://youtu.be/3h2r0rxdJCE


Both are from the same rock, all material is from today.


Current 'gold rush':

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Below is a rather bad example of what I want to show, because it was indeed a little overdone here, and the message "optimal yield range exceeded" may have some justification here. But a prediction of 11 is not really bad, while on the other hand I already had 14 with the same message or only 9 without a message, where the loads were seemingly perfectly adjusted.

Does this message make any sense at all - or is it just a bug and nobody cares? Is it just pointless fluff? Appears completely random to me...

Source: https://youtu.be/SVMblxB1ZQs
 
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What's that? Looks like the first FC Doppelgänger - and it's mine! :eek:

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Screenshot was taken a few minutes before my FC actually arrived...

update
yep, it's gone now.


The funny part is, the whole process was also accompanied by 2 completely identical messages:

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Hehe, that was fun! I was curious and wanted to verify what another commander recently found out: Using the abrasion blaster as a weapon. It's not only viable against shields, even after the shields were down I did some damage to this pirate NPC. I'm in an otherwise weaponless CMK4 miner and took the opportunity to help out a system authority. Otherwise I doubt I would have made it... Anyway, it works!
Using the abrasion blaster as weapon seems to be a good training for plasma as well as for rails, as it somehow combines both weapons - which makes the use especially tricky.

(in case you wonder: the other ships on the radar, authority vessels as well, came shortly after the kill. I actually assisted only one authority ship)

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I'm already beginning to dream of organised PvP duels in which only abrasion blasters are allowed. Could be a lot of fun! 😁
You don't even need ammo while distributor draw is minimal. I have no idea how potent the blasters are when used several at once...
 
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hello i may ask some questions here about exploring in deep space and searching for mining spots.

so if i am right, Painite (Laser mining) can only be found in (Pristine) metal rings, right? on the other hand Pristine or normal reserves dont affect core mining right?

so lets say i find an LTD / VO overlay spot in an icy ring, that would be core mining right?

the more i explore the more i get confused LOL

whats the difference between rocky / icy / and metal rich rings? would it be worth to core mine Painite? or Tritium?

if you go exploring do you just fly from system to system or use filters on the star map and if so which ones?

lots of questions hope someone can help me figure this out - thanks
 
hello i may ask some questions here about exploring in deep space and searching for mining spots.

so if i am right, Painite (Laser mining) can only be found in (Pristine) metal rings, right? on the other hand Pristine or normal reserves dont affect core mining right?

so lets say i find an LTD / VO overlay spot in an icy ring, that would be core mining right?

the more i explore the more i get confused LOL

whats the difference between rocky / icy / and metal rich rings? would it be worth to core mine Painite? or Tritium?

if you go exploring do you just fly from system to system or use filters on the star map and if so which ones?

lots of questions hope someone can help me figure this out - thanks
Here, have a handy table.
 
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