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zoni Ishikela
Posted - 2011.08.01 22:31:00 - [1]
 

I'm sorry if this has been proposed before, but as a noob miner, I have the hardest time figuring out which laser is mining what target once the cycle has started. I monitor the amount of ore left in the 'roid via scanning and never quite get the one about depleted to turn off.

My proposal would identify in the target hover text which laser is mining what, perhaps using a color to indicate which mount point was used.

Regards,

ZI

Kitty McKitty
Gallente
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.01 23:15:00 - [2]
 

You can turn the mining laser off by clicking it's (terribly ugly) icon next to the targeted asteroid.

Wizlawz
Posted - 2011.08.02 08:20:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Wizlawz on 02/08/2011 08:22:15
closest thing i can think of is a survey scanner (Electronics)

it shows what roids at its max range, and how much is in them, now here is where this may help: if you hover over a roid within that survey window it will have your camera look at the roid you are mining (while mining it.. it will look at the roid regardless) in this way it may help you determine which laser is mining it.

now after each cycle you will have to activate it again to see how much is left, i use them quite a bit.

best way to determine while using a survey scanner is to activate 1 laser on 1 roid wait about 5-10 seconds then activate the other one(s) on another roid

Thomas Turnpoint
Posted - 2011.08.02 15:38:00 - [4]
 

+1

Originally by: Kitty McKitty
You can turn the mining laser off by clicking it's (terribly ugly) icon next to the targeted asteroid.


Yes, but that little smudge of an icon doesn't indicate which turret it is.


Marcus Gideon
Gallente
Federal Defense Operations
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:00:00 - [5]
 

Genius notion!

Use all your lasers on a single target?

Then it'll pop sooner, and you can move onto the next.

Each laser will still bring in their share of the ore, so it's not like you're losing out by focusing fire.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgoge rychwyrndrob
Gallente
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:05:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Marcus Gideon
Genius notion!

Use all your lasers on a single target?

Then it'll pop sooner, and you can move onto the next.

Each laser will still bring in their share of the ore, so it's not like you're losing out by focusing fire.


Cap issues when you part-cycle the end of a rocks yield say you are wrong.

Lakuma
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:30:00 - [7]
 

It would be nice if the turret icons denoted what they were on. Like a little '1', '2' etc to coincide with the turrets (mining, guns, missiles, NOS...whatever)

This is mostly a ui thing so I wouldn't count on it happening. Nice idea though.

Advice until then (you'll be dead when 'then' rolls around, literally)...

EVE turret updates have made it such that the graphic turret on the ship (what you see) is directly linked to a module icon. If you click the first module, the first turret will fire. If you click the eighth module, the eighth turret would fire. In the old days it was random and those of us who got bored enough would figure out the order of our modules and rearrange them...no more are those days.

So when you click that first mining laser, one of the beam on your ship will be that laser ALWAYS - i.e. for a Hulk, the front most laser is #1 on the modules. Follow said laser to roid, select roid, and you now know which laser is on the roid. Hopefully that helps!

Alex Sinai
Mining And Probing Specialists
Posted - 2011.08.04 18:02:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Alex Sinai on 04/08/2011 18:04:50
Edited by: Alex Sinai on 04/08/2011 18:02:27
Nice idea!

My vote goes for it. Supported.

Rubix Khamsi
Posted - 2011.08.05 02:00:00 - [9]
 

does this even matter? waste of code imo


 

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