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Induc
Amarr
Posted - 2009.04.16 21:25:00 - [1]
 

With today's patch all 8-9 grav sites in my class 3 w-system has been merged into one large grav site.

To my surprise among the very large roids I found Mercoxit. "Only" 10,000 or so but that's still worth quite a lot.
Along with that I found 30-40k or more Arkonor, Bistot and Crokite not to mention lots of low/high sec ore.

Is this a bug or is it intended?
If grav sites still respawn every three days or so like before (which I doubt though) mining in w-space could very well be quite profitable.

Jana Clant
New Dawn Corp
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2009.04.16 21:36:00 - [2]
 

I'm pretty sure that's intended, mercoxit already existed in W-Space grav sites since Apocrypha's release.

And it's not really profitable to mine it at all. You'll need at least a medium POS for a decent refinery, so that's at least 75 million a month you're spending. Then the refinery also takes 25% off everything you refine due to being stupidly inefficient. Now add the logistics of moving minerals/fuel back and forth through unpredictable wormholes to keep the operation running.

You get exactly the same ores in player-controlled 0.0, with 100% yield, an outpost right next to you, and a much higher level of safety. If your goal is profit then there's no reason to do it in W-space over 0.0, unless for some reason you refuse to join a 0.0 alliance.

Xessej
Posted - 2009.04.17 06:01:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Jana Clant
And it's not really profitable to mine it at all.

ROFLMAO

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2009.04.17 06:41:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Xessej
Originally by: Jana Clant
And it's not really profitable to mine it at all.

ROFLMAO

Considering that by cubic meter value alone, Mercoxit is LESS valuable than Arkonor, and just about on par with Bistot... then considering that Mercoxit yield in cubic meters is usually LOWER than yield in regular ore... and considering you pretty much HAVE to refine at a 25% loss... it's not profitable at all to mine compared to Arkonor or Bistot in 0.0 alliance-controlled space.
That last part you completely forgot about.

Vladimir Norkoff
Income Redistribution Service
Posted - 2009.04.17 07:01:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Akita T
...it's not profitable at all to mine compared to ... 0.0 alliance-controlled space.
The value of freedom is incalcuable. And one cannot put a price tag on one's soul.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2009.04.17 07:17:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Vladimir Norkoff
The value of freedom is incalcuable.

It's not, as it's been exactly shown above. You can pretty much put an ISK/hour pricetag on it.
Quote:
And one cannot put a price tag on one's soul.

Souls do not exist, so of course you can't put a pricetag on it.

hiwaydog
Posted - 2009.04.17 11:08:00 - [7]
 

It's not absolutely necessary to take the 25% hit, as the ore can be compressed with a rorq and hauled out to a station. There is no getting around the expense of the pos though.

Still, Akita's point concerning the value/volume of the mercoxit vs ark and bis is valid.

Pwett
QUANT Corp.
QUANT Hegemony
Posted - 2009.04.17 15:18:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Vladimir Norkoff
Originally by: Akita T
...it's not profitable at all to mine compared to ... 0.0 alliance-controlled space.
The value of freedom is incalcuable. And one cannot put a price tag on one's soul.



Sure I can, everyone has a price.


 

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