The activity of mining is often the very very first thing players ter Eve Online attempt their arms on to earn their very first ISK. Mining ter Eve Online can be separated into a three subcategories which are
This guide can be considered a beginners guide to mining te Eve Online spil I will be exclusively discussing ore mining, the abilities needed, which ships to use and what implants are useful.
Ore mining is the simplest form of mining te Eve Online and the type you will most likely commence doing. The very first thing you need to learn and understand are the abilities needed to mine efficiently and become a better miner. Below is a list of the very first basic abilities that improve your capability to mine ore. The very first one you voorwaarde train is Mining to level I. The others have specific abilities spil prerequisites (eg: Astrogeology requires Mining IV and Science IV) and should be trained a little bit straks.
Abilities for Ore Mining
Thesis abilities, like most abilities ter Eve Online, will increase their benefits for each level you train spil shown te the table. When you have Mining at level I you can getraind the very first mining laser module to any frigate you own, this module is called Miner I.
The act of mining requires you to fly your frigate to a asteroid vuilnisbelt ter the system you reside ter, target an asteroid and press the miner I icon on your screen. At this point you commence mining and the ore gets placed into your cargo hold or a specific ore hold depending on your ship.
Spil you progress ter ore yield you will notice that some asteroids speelpop much quicker than others. This is due to the fact that each asteroid has a different amount of ore which can be mined. By using a module called Survey Scanner I you can see how much ore is left inwards each asteroid, permitting you to chose the largest ones and have a more satisfied and more productive mining practice.
After the hold is total you can fly back to a station and sell the ore te the marketplace. At very first it is best to sell the raw ore spil you almost always get more money doing that. Spil you progress you can train processing abilities that will permit you to refine your ore into mining which can then be sold for more ISK if your reprocessing abilities are high enough. After you have sold a few cargo holds of ore you should be ready upgrade your ship.
Upgrading your ship
The very first ship you should get specifically for ore mining is the Venture. The Venture is a specialized frigate from the ORE corporation that requires minimal abilities to fly, can be tooled with Two mining lasers and has a specialized ore hold which can take Five.000 m Trio of ore. To be able to fly the Venture you need to have the skill Spaceship Instruction at level 1 and Mining Frigate at level 1.
The Venture – Mining Frigate
5% toeslag to ore yield vanaf level of Mining Frigates.
5% reduction te gas cloud harvester cycle time vanaf level of Mining Frigates.
100% toeslag to ore mining and gas cloud harvesting yield.
Two+ premie to warp core strength.
For each level of the skill Mining Frigate, you get an reserve 5% toeslag to your yield. On top of that, you get a 100% verzekeringspremie to the ore yield spil it is the ships role toeslag.
The basic requirement to mine te the Venture is to have the skill Mining at level 1. Spaceship Guideline at level 1 and Mining Frigates at level 1. Getting thesis abilities should only take a few minutes if you do not already embark with them.
When you have the ISK you can purchase a Venture and a duo of Miner I’s. Regardless of abilities you have now at least doubled you ore yield from your beginning yield and most likely quadrupled it or more.
When you Mining skill reaches level IV you can switch the Miner I’s out for a duo of Miner II’s spil the Miner II’s have a 50% higher base yield than the Miner I’s. You might also want to train the Mining Upgrades skill to getraind a module which increases you yield even more. This module is called Mining Laser Upgrade I and will increases the ore yield each cycle by 5%.
By training your Mining Frigate skill to level Four and Astrogeology to level IV (requires Science IV) you will reach a point where your basic mining abilities are welgevoeglijk, yielding you about 435 m Three each minute.
Before moving on you should also consider using mining drones. At this point, the regular mining drones are the ones you should look at (both tech 1 and tech Two versions). To use mining drones you need to train the mining drone operation skill, which gives you a 5% boost to mining drone yield. To use tech Two drones you need that skill at level Five and mining drone specialization. Five tech Two mining drones can increase your yield considerably, but they are always at risk of getting killed so you need to be more aware when mining. Overall, if you are an active miner then tech Two mining drones are a superb boost, but if you are more of a semi-afk miner then I would skip them.
To Mine or Not to Mine
After reaching this point it is a good idea to determine if you want to proceed getting better at mining or do something else ter Eve Online. Reason being that the next tier of mining needs considerable investment ter training time to reach.
Should you determine on mining the next skill to train is Industry all the way to level V. You should also spend some training time on getting CPU Management, Power Grid Management, Capacitor Management and Capacitor Systems Operation to level IV if you toevluchthaven’t done so already. Thesis abilities are crucial regardless of your career so just get them done to level IV and then straks to level V.
When you have got yourself about 25 million ISK te your canap account it is time to thrust to the next tier. Buy the Mining Barge skill and train it to level I, then buy a Procurer. You are now a proud proprietor of a mining barge than can lightly outstrip a maxed out Venture, but at the same time you made yourself an even larger target for ganking.
Procurer – Mining Barge
5% premie to ship shield hitpoints vanaf level of Mining Barges
2% reduction ter Strook Miner and Ice Harvester cycle times vanaf level of Mining Barges
50% premie to drone harm and hitpoints
Mining used to be a safe but slow way to earn ISK while doing other stuff, such spil vacuuming the apartment or watching TV. Nowadays there is always the risk of a suicide destruction of your barge ( or a Venture for that matter) and you need to take zindelijk precautions. I wrote a guide on how to getraind an anti-gank mining barge and I suggest you read that guide spil well.
Regardless, you now have a barge which you can getraind with those sweet Strook Miner I modules. A duo of those with the same abilities spil before will place you at around 2000 m Trio each cycle. And while the cycle lasts just under Three times longer your total yield is at least 50% higher and will rise spil you increase ter skill.
You could also find some value at this point ter cybernetics implants that increase your yield. At the end of this guide there is a epistel description on cybernetic implants which is worth reading.
You should now spend some time training your refining abilities to increase the value you get from your ore. You have very likely bot selling your hard earned ore unrefined on the market, but now you should commence considering training the refining abilities to level IV or V each. The abilities are called Reprocessing, Reprocessing Efficiency and “Ore Specific” Processing. The ore ter “ore specific” should be those ores that you are actively mining. You also need to commence getting your Mining skill to level V and Mining upgrades to level IV.
The reason for all this is to both increase your ore yield and get you access to Modulated Disrobe Miner II’s with Mining Crystals and Tech Two Mining Laser Upgrades. At max skill level two mining laser upgrades and a Modulated Unclothe miner with decent Tech Two crystals will give 1462 m Trio yield each cycle, with the cycle getting shorter spil your Mining Barge skill increases.
At Mining Barge IV that means a ore yield of around 1065 m Three each minute.
The Professional Miner
The final step of the schop will require you to train Mining Barge to level V. This is intensely time consuming and there are so many other abilities that could benefit you more overall. But when you think you are ready and have at least 250 million ISK you can budge up to the Exhumer ranks.
Bear te mind that the benefits to ore yield from exhumers te comparison with barges is not that meaty. You can get another 10% of cycle times reduction and if you use the Skiff you could get an almost gank free mining practice, but that’s about it. However, if you have moved to nullsec or are planing to do so the exhumers might make a considerable difference.
Eve is more joy with friends and goes for mining spil well. By joining a fleet were a single fleet member is actively boosting the mining abilities of his fleet members a vast increase of yield can be attained. You can read more about that te this fleet mining guide.
Special Modules and Mining Implants
To further your mining abilities te Eve you can invest ter mining implants and high value modules. Please take note that I would NOT recommend thesis being used ter high sec spil they would only draw suicide gankers to your barges. You should indeed only invest ter them for mining te a “safe” nullsec space.
- Slot 7: Michi excavation Augmentor gives a 5% toeslag to yield (EXPENSIVE).
- Slot 8: Zainou ‘Beancounter’ Reprocessing RX-804 gives a 4% toeslag to ore reprocessing.
- Slot 9: Inherent Implants ‘Highwall’ Mining MX-1005 gives a 5% verzekeringspremie to yield.
While cybernetic implants are somewhat expensive reminisce that they are installed int your clone and are only ruined if your pod is taken out. Note that there are cheaper alternatives for slot 8 and slot 9.
- ‘Aoede’ Mining laser Upgrade – gives a 10% verzekeringspremie to ore yield
- ‘Carpo’ Mining Laser Upgrade – gives a 9% toeslag to ore yield
Personally I would recommend getting Mining Upgrades to level V and use the Mining Laser Upgrade II module spil thesis are just to expensive to justify the cost.
After reading this guide you should know most of the significant things needed to become a successful miner. Keep ter mind however that you can certainly get more money doing other activities te Eve Online. What mining does is give you some freedom to attend to market orders, industry contracts and talk with friends while racking ter some ISK. It even permits you to pursue other things besides the spel, but spil always, be vary of the suicide ganker.