Mining Speed stats

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  1. [P.B.B.] arseDuLux

    [P.B.B.] arseDuLux Active Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm doing some calculations to see how long it will take me to build the CV I want and just interested to know whether or not my mining technique sucks.

    Currently with T2 drill and a whole charge, it takes

    3:40 to completely use the charge and

    240 Iron ore.


    At this rate, it would take approximately 7.63 hours to mine the Iron I will need.
    That means that to acquire all of the ores I need, it may take 18 hours of drilling-only.
    When adding the other parts of gameplay, assuming I mine for 30 minutes a day, it would take maybe 36 [email protected] hours a day.

    Hence I am looking for a strategy. Because I aint got that kind of time.
     
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  2. LiftPizzas

    LiftPizzas Well-Known Member

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    No it's not you.

    You want to use auto-miners, HV drills, and disassembling defeated POIs instead.
     
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  3. Leatherneck

    Leatherneck Well-Known Member

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    This. ^

    As a father of two children, and as a husband I also don't have vast quantities of time to spend playing. Fortunately, I do what I do in Space Engineers, set my auto miners and when I can play again, they're full. Granted, you can't have drones attacking you, but standing in a Medical Bay should keep you alive when you start starving and suffocating.

    I haven't tested it in the latest build, but that's what I used to do. Also, if you do that, have the O2 Generator and a Fridge close enough that you can fill up before leaving the Medical Bay. Oh, and turn off the sound for obvious reasons.
     
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  4. LiftPizzas

    LiftPizzas Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. ANGTFT.

    BTW when you die and it's sitting there on the "where to respawn" screen, the clock is still running. So another way to AFK is to empty your inventory and just let your player die.

    Or if you want to simulate/roleplay a cryochamber you could AFK in godmode.
     
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  5. [P.B.B.] arseDuLux

    [P.B.B.] arseDuLux Active Member

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    Excellent! Yeah right now I'm still on the first Mining drill so it takes a long time. May as well leave the game running and medical chamber. Today I'm heading to the Asteroid belt to beat on some plasma drones who have the coils I need.
    Oh yeah...it will take a long time to collect all the bloody crystals.

    I haven't even started to look into HV Drills, that seems awesome although is it still in experimental stage?

    One thing I forgot and am certain of is disassembling those POIs. Here I goo...
     
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  6. [P.B.B.] arseDuLux

    [P.B.B.] arseDuLux Active Member

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    Omg... Those mining HVs work incredibly well... it's actually almost a waste of time to put down those Auto Miners because of the time it takes to fly to them and gather the ore...
     
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  7. Nickelodeon

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    Auto miners are better for if you want it to mine while you do your own thing. They are good because if you put them down all you have to do after that is collect the resources. You can do whatever you want after that.
     
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