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Posted - 2011.08.19 00:46:00 - [1]

Edited by: Maethilar on 19/08/2011 00:48:21
I've always wanted to be a miner, but I have kept distance of it because of everyone saying that it's not profitable. But now I want to try it. It's a solo miner (with an alt to haul the ores) a viable option to make some income. By now I would sell the ores, maybe later refine them or start playing with industry.

Even if it's not as profitable as running mission I think I'll give it a try, simply because I'm tired of missions and want something different.
I would start my mining journey with a scythe, is it a good starter miner ship?
Suggestions are welcome.

Camden Sine
Posted - 2011.08.19 00:55:00 - [2]

Sure, the scythe will do you just fine for mining. Consider a retriever as your next option, and then start working on either a Hulk or a mining Rokh or something.

If you think missions are boring (they are), then you're going to looooove mining.

Bayard Carpathi
Posted - 2011.08.19 01:01:00 - [3]

Crusier mining will make about as much as level 2 missions if you have someone hauling for you. Previous poster is correct. Get into a retriever as soon as possible. That will get income about to the lesser level 3's with someone else doing the hauling.

From there is is a month or more training to get into a hulk. At that point your making about as much as the higher level 3's with a hauler.

There you top out mining high sec ores with one miner. Unless you can get to low or nul sec ores ( without getting ganked) you'll never make as much as level 4's mining solo

Hand Of Midas
Posted - 2011.08.19 06:07:00 - [4]

Ice mining is pretty relaxing and other activities - chatting, trading, PI, etc. can go on while you're doing it.


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