Grafa Ókræsi-legr Grǫf

If you’ve got an Alt Toon Level 4 Mining Missions are an easy way to make some ISK in a fairly AFK manner. There are a number of Level 4 Mining Missions – EVE Survival has a good list of them, EVE-Survival Mission Reports: Mining, although I think it may be missing one or two? I’ve been at it on and off with my Indy Alt for the past little while and have a decent system down.

Arisite Envy
– 45,000 m3, use Gneiss crystal
– Ore Hulk or Ore Retriever, warp in, launch drones, position your ship within mining range of the 1 asteroid, jet can mine until it is mined out then return with a Miasmos and pick up all the ore

Cheap Chills
– 20,000 m3, Ice mining
– Ice Retriever, warp in, launch drones, orbit ice, afk mine, can do in one load – you get a notice when the ice is mined out

Feeding the Giant
– 44,800 m3, use Dark Ochre crystal
– Ore Hulk or Ore Retriever, warp in, launch drones, position your ship within mining range of the 1 asteroid, jet can mine until it is mined out then return with a Miasmos and pick up all the ore

Gas Injections
– 4,250 m3, Gas Mining
– Gas Venture, warp in, launch drones, orbit gas, afk mine, can do in one load – no notice is given when gas cloud runs out

Geodite and Gemology
– 44,800 m3, use Crokite crystal
– Ore Hulk or Ore Retriever, warp in , launch drones, position your ship within mining range of both asteroids, jet can mine until they are mined out then return with a Miasmos and pick up all the ore

Ice Installation
– 20,000 m3, Ice mining
– Ice Retriever, warp in, launch drones, orbit ice, afk mine, can do in one load – you get a notice when the ice is mined out

Like Drones to a Cloud
– 4,250 m3, Gas Mining
– Gas Venture, warp in, launch drones, orbit gas, afk mine, can do in one load – no notice is given when gas cloud runs out

Mother Lode
– 44,800 m3, use Arkonor crystal
– Ore Hulk or Ore Retriever, warp in, launch drones, position your ship within mining range of all 8 asteroids, jet can mine until they are mined out then return with a Miasmos and pick up all the ore – don’t get too close to the asteroids (keep 5,000m away) they explode while you are mining them

Not Gneiss at All
– 45,000 m3, use Gneiss crystal
– Ore Hulk or Ore Retriever, warp in, launch drones, position your ship within mining range of the 1 asteroid, jet can mine until it is mined out then return with a Miasmos and pick up all the ore

 

Go find yourself a quiet little system with a resident Level 4 Mining Agent and mine away!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Stela Mótgørð

Was Dual Boxing last night and on one of the toons I was minding my own business in a quiet little system mining away when I noticed someone go Suspect in system. I had noticed a Vargur and a MTU on D-scan so thought maybe the blinky fella was going after the MTU but it wasn’t long before the blinky fella landed at the belt I was mining in piloting a Venutre.

I was jet-can mining and had two cans out already so pulled what I could back into my Ore Hold and just waited to see what he was up to and my suspicion was warranted as he closed distance quickly and looted what he could from my remaining can. I had some drones out but no way to hold him down so just bailed back to a Station and swapped into a mining vessel with a larger Ore Hold with the plan being to just ignore him.

I undocked and warped to a different belt and went back to the mining business but again it wasn’t long before the fella was landing on grid and this time not seeing anything to steal he started bumping me off my rock and messing up my range. It was not a huge ordeal but definitely a hindrance and it got me to thinking what it would take to make it less so.

Here’s what I came up with…

[Dramiel, Miss Deterrence]
Internal Force Field Array I
Overdrive Injector System II
Gyrostabilizer II

1MN Afterburner II
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

200mm AutoCannon II, Hail S
Rocket Launcher II, Mjolnir Rage Rocket
200mm AutoCannon II, Hail S

Small Anti-Explosive Pump I
Small Anti-Thermic Pump I
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I

Acolyte II x3

She’ll need the dual Scram to hold the Venture down in case it has a Stab fitted and will be plenty of ship to take out a Suspect Venture. Will get one fitted out and staged in the area ready to take on that blinky fella should he choose to come back and pester me again.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Biða Fjǫrlag

Curious about how to kill some time in New Eden while you wait out your Jump Clone timer… maybe give mining in a bait fit Retriever a go and see how many gank attempts you can foil?

After jumping clone to High-Sec to inject some skills I got really bored and spent a few hours killing time mining yesterday in a tanky Retriever and managed to foil three gankers; Ganker #1, Ganker #2, Ganker #3. The second fella was the hardest of the three, he must have been the highest skilled of the lot, had me down to 25% structure before CONCORD got him. These were all solo gank attempts, I figure this ruse will only last a little while and the more serious gankers will catch on to the game I’m playing and at some point will either double/triple up on me or just not try at all.

I think the fit I’m using may stand up to two lower skilled gankers, maybe even one lower skilled – one higher skilled, but there is no chance of it surviving three gank fit Cats – for those interested here’s the fit I’m mining with:

[Retriever, Rockhammer]
Damage Control II
Reinforced Bulkheads II
Reinforced Bulkheads II

Medium Ancillary Shield Booster, Cap Booster 50

Strip Miner I
Strip Miner I

Medium Transverse Bulkhead I
Medium Transverse Bulkhead I
Medium Transverse Bulkhead I

Acolyte II x5

With all V’s she’s got over 25,000 EHP, reps 109 EHP/s with an overheated MASB (you better be overheating!) and kicks out 87 dps with the Acolyte II’s. Fully fit she will cost you around 40,000,000 ISK – she doesn’t mine very efficiently though and it is highly improbable you’ll make even 10,000,000 ISK per hour with her so if you don’t lose her you have the possibility to make back that investment in about 4 or 5 hours.

She’s maybe not the wisest investment but if you’ve got some ISK to burn and occasionally some time to kill then she can be an entertaining way to kill that time – it is fun to watch those gankers, fully expecting another easy Retriever kill, get shot down by CONCORD while you’re still on grid with them.

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam