Robigo Mines passenger missions-pitfalls, pratfalls ?

I don't mean to be nit-picky but would someone please explain from a game/ lore standpoint why criminal masterminds are doing all of the sightseeing to Sirius Atmospherics ? What's the connection between sightseeing and Sothis ?

I figured they've been naughty and need to leave asap, while their 'assistants' deal with whatever issues have cropped up. 🤷‍♂️

I take the money and mind my own business. :D

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After completing approx 130-150 Robigo- Sothis passenger missions I thought some observations might be helpful to other Robigo-Sothis passenger mission noobs like myself;

- ranking up is key to getting ‘big pay’ missions, that said and after getting to Allied status the biggest paying mission so far has been 5m credits, which after 130 or so missions has happened once. Most are now from a low of $650k( for two economy seats) to $4m cr ( for a full cabin of Business passengers- is this considered good for these missions based on when you did therm ? See attached pic below.

- I’ve been taking both legal and illegal missions interchangeably based on payout amounts, have beaten a dozen or more interdiction attempts on-the-way-to or returning-from but have yet to be molested once out of SC and arriving at Robigo Mines. I highly recommend it vs the orbital station alternative although there are a couple of drawbacks * see below

- I’m flying a Python outfitted w/ 3 6D type Business cabins( good advice, thanks!) but I wish I could carry another one. The fuel scoop and shield are slots I can’t do w/o sim am limited. Using Robigo I’ve sacrificed being able to store my scoop at an orbital in favor of cabin space.

- finding the Sirius beacon, even when you know what planet it orbits was for me a hit and miss proposition until I figured out the best way to go about it, namely by not flying too close. You can’t location-save the Sirius beacon so easily locating it becomes key in turning the mission around and not getting interdicted while scanning. There are almost always a couple of NPC’s waiting.

Running the Robigo Mines-Sothis missions aren’t ‘difficult ‘ but they do require not losing focus, not making mistakes. After doing so much reading about these missions I think my expectations re their payout and ‘quickly’ ranking up Explorer rank were slightly inflated. At my present rate and from Ranger it’s going to take a while. Which is ok by me because my next ED goal will be Colonia and then on to Sag. A*


 
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Honestly, I'm probably at another universes Robigo Mines, but my experience is totally different.

- forget everything about business cabins. Stuff your ship with economy stalls and off you go. I have never ever seen a really high paying business mission.

- 4m missions are not rare but the norm once you are allied. I typically do not accept any payout below 3.5m and in most cases I don't have to stoop that low. Of course that is the payout for the 4 and 5 slots...for the 3 I typically can get 1.5-2.5m.

- finding Sirius Atmospherics? Just bookmark the planet and when you are about 800ls away, you can select Sirius Atmospherics thru the nav panel.

- not sure what you put into that poor Python but my Krait Mk II can take 4 4m missions and 2-3 2m. Remember you don't need a fuel scoop for the trip. And no, no engineering required.

All in all these missions are a huge money maker but exceedingly boring. Currently I'm doing a bit of VO mining just for a change...also very nice in Robigo. 😎
 
I have a JumpaConda with Economy cabins that does the jump Hausers Reach to the beacon in 1 jump each way. (let me know if you want the build config).
Don't worry about whether they are criminals or not - you never get scanned...
You won't need a Fuel Scoop - leave it at Robigo... unless your jump distance is fairly dreadful that is...
Shields are optional - personally I do fit a small one for those little bumps...
An easy milk run that will bore you to do something else after an evening of it...
I leave the cabins at Robigo and pop back whenever I fancy a few runs... ;)
After a while the number/quality of passengers dry up a bit... call it a day then...
I don't take anything less than about a 2.5mil cabin slot.
oh and don't offer the passengers crumpets with marmite - some don't like it.
 
I have a JumpaConda with Economy cabins that does the jump Hausers Reach to the beacon in 1 jump each way. (let me know if you want the build config).
Don't worry about whether they are criminals or not - you never get scanned...
You won't need a Fuel Scoop - leave it at Robigo... unless your jump distance is fairly dreadful that is...
Shields are optional - personally I do fit a small one for those little bumps...
An easy milk run that will bore you to do something else after an evening of it...
I leave the cabins at Robigo and pop back whenever I fancy a few runs... ;)
After a while the number/quality of passengers dry up a bit... call it a day then...
I don't take anything less than about a 2.5mil cabin slot.
oh and don't offer the passengers crumpets with marmite - some don't like it.
Exactly 👍🏻 I do the same with my Krait....Robigo Mines has better paying missions. And fortunately there is a nice VO Hotspot right beside Hausers Reach....for a nice change in money making 💸💸💸
 
One can make extremely big bucks, well in to the scores of millions per hour when Robigo is hot. But when it's not hot, one will get board to death. I've been there a dozen times in the past two plus years and have spent some serious time making zillions and some serious times picking my nose waiting and waiting and waiting some more for it to get hot. It doesn't seem to matter what state it's in when it pops into or out of being hot.
 
After investigating this Robigo Mines thing i'll move there today i guess.

Just one question. Knowing myself i know i'll grow bored fast. Is the system and it's surroundings a place where one could move some of his ships and transfer there for some time doing mining, bounty hunting and so on ?

I'd prefer not to get stuck on a single type of mission if possible.

Thanks !
 
After investigating this Robigo Mines thing i'll move there today i guess.

Just one question. Knowing myself i know i'll grow bored fast. Is the system and it's surroundings a place where one could move some of his ships and transfer there for some time doing mining, bounty hunting and so on ?

I'd prefer not to get stuck on a single type of mission if possible.

Thanks !
The area is Sothis, Ceos and Robigo, yes plenty of things to do out here.

Even PvP if you like.
Just managed to get out of Sirius Atmospherics with 2% hull left on my Python.
You naughty gankers you! Excellent stuff! (y)
 
Been at Robigo Mines last evening and this evening and, as far as i'm concerned, it was badly nerfed.

1) The sightseeing missions to Sothis are fewer compared to what it was 3-4 months ago and waaaay less compared to what it was in January.
The boards are suffocated with long distance missions. Seen Gandharvi as destination or even Colonia.
Also before, all the missions to Sothis required only Economy cabins. Now i'd say that up to half of the available missions to Sothis require Business, First Class cabins or even Luxury. Yea, the plebs and criminals are such snobs lately

2) The mission refresh timer was increased a lot. I'd say that the refresh timer was increased from roughly 10-12 minutes to maybe 30 minutes
I could not fill up all my cabins on my Python every run (about 12-14 minutes per run)

3) The mission payments was decreased too. Most missions were below 4 millions and very rare over 4. In the past, missions in the range of 4-5 millions were quite common, 5.5 millions being the top and the rare ones - that is for the 16 passenger Economy Cabins.

If back then i could do about 90-100 millions per hour in my Economy Cabin Python, tonight i could barely do around 50 in like 55 minutes (including wait time for mission refresh)

I will try to outfit my Python to a cold build with a mix of 8 cabins (4 business, 4 economy) and see how it goes or i can try to do the same with a cold build / max cabins Anaconda and try Hauser Reach, but i always hated to dock at that station. Way to close to that giant and on the inner side of the ring...

Anyway, for someone who wants to be Carrier ready, i'm afraid the real money now are, unfortunately, only in painite and VO mining - unless they nerf that in September patch too.

PS> Ah, and one more thing. Robigo Mines runs are no longer safe either. In one of the runs i was Interdicted on approach to Sirius Atmospherics and on the way back, close to Robigo Mines, i got a "target confirmed" message. Managed to reach the station, but the bounty hunter followed me there too and, the scary part, i got a Ship Scan message while on the last seconds of the docking procedure. Managed to dock safely tho.
Both the interdiction and the ship scan while doing Robigo Mines are a first for me.
 
After spending several days more at Robigo, have some addendum to my post above:

I changed my Python from all Economy Cabins to this setup (1st Class, 3 Business, 4 Economy) while still maintaining 31.5Ly jump range so i can do the run in 4 jumps round trip.
This outfitting is still under testing, i might go for a full Business Cabin setup.
Anyway, now it's somehow easier to fill the cabins, but i still had runs with 1-2 empty cabins due to lack of missions.
The average was again up to 70-80 millions per first 50-55 minutes, but after that things are slowing down due to the very slow refresh on missions.

Still good-ish - especially for the ones that can't commit playing fully for 60-120 minutes and must play on and off.
You can do a run (10-12 minutes) then do something else for another 10-20 minutes, then another run and so on.

Me, i'm back to painite
 
Python + (3×6D Business Cabins + 2x5D Economy Cabins + 4D Economy Cabin) + 3E Guardian FSD Booster + Lightweight Weapons = Robigo Mines Runner. Salt and pepper to taste.

I've made over 1b running RM to SA. Never lost a ship. Always fully booked.
 
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I've made over 1b running RM to SA. Never lost a ship. Always fully booked.
Recently? My 2 posts above were from the last week and i managed to get about 600 millions during the tests i did during this period, with as low as 14-15 millions per run to a one-time-only 24 millions run.
Also never lost a ship, but again - last week i lost about 12 missions due to being scanned and/or shot at by Bounty Hunters.
Which never happen before. Never seen a BH during Robigo Mines missions until now - this is a new addition.

And yea, i think i made about 3-4 billions in Robigo Runs, but the bulk of them were back in January and some in late spring (post April Patch)
Painite/VO is faster, but it tends to get dull after a while, especially painite.
 
Recently? My 2 posts above were from the last week and i managed to get about 600 millions during the tests i did during this period, with as low as 14-15 millions per run to a one-time-only 24 millions run.
Also never lost a ship, but again - last week i lost about 12 missions due to being scanned and/or shot at by Bounty Hunters.
Which never happen before. Never seen a BH during Robigo Mines missions until now - this is a new addition.

And yea, i think i made about 3-4 billions in Robigo Runs, but the bulk of them were back in January and some in late spring (post April Patch)
Painite/VO is faster, but it tends to get dull after a while, especially painite.
Just crushed over 400m a few days ago, mostly for mats. My new FDL needed a lot of the same stuff. Sometimes a criminal passenger has a stalker. I usually just boot 'em, mostly to save time on the run. Yeah, it's kinda cheesy, but run times are important for me. If I want combat I'll carry a load into a CompNav or something...
 
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