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Hyd Drakan
Gallente
EVE University
Ivy League
Posted - 2006.06.20 03:28:00 - [1]
 

I see the scanner button to look in the solar systemn I am in for different planets and asteroid belts, but as a new miner, I am looking for a way to look at the asteroids in the belt to see what I have to pick from to mine. clicking on each mine seems to be an in-efficent way to do it and was wondering if there was something else I could use?

Gadfly Hawke
Posted - 2006.06.20 04:00:00 - [2]
 

Survey Scanner I will do the trick.


GC13
Caldari
Species 5618
R0ADKILL
Posted - 2006.06.20 04:37:00 - [3]
 

Or you can make your life even easier and set your overview to show the asteroids that you want to mine. Right-click the little triangle thing on your overview and go to the filters. I think asteroids are either under celestial entities, or have their own categories.

Marc Brunel
Posted - 2006.06.20 10:21:00 - [4]
 

Yep, the survey scanner is good as it shows the amounts in each asteriod. It's range is a bit limited, though. You could use the scanner set for 360 and say, 50k.

There is a mining filter setup by the game for the overview. However, it can be a bit cluttered. You are better setting a filter for the particular ore you are looking for or adding a particular ore to the overview once you have spotted some.

Neckbone
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2006.06.20 23:51:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Hyd Drakan
I see the scanner button to look in the solar systemn I am in for different planets and asteroid belts, but as a new miner, I am looking for a way to look at the asteroids in the belt to see what I have to pick from to mine. clicking on each mine seems to be an in-efficent way to do it and was wondering if there was something else I could use?


Let's say you're looking for... Omber. Make an overview setting that only shows player ships, containers, npc pirates, and omber. Save that as "Omber Scanning". Now load that setting and open your System Scanner and set the range to 3,000,000,000. That will max it out at like 2.4 billion km. That's roughly 14 AU away. The scanner scans a cone in the direction your camera is pointed.

Now suppose you want to find Omber in the system. Till you get used to the scanner range, turn on planets in the overview too. Now you can see what is 14 AU or closer. Pop off a 360 scan and you will now see where the Omber is. Set it to 180 and point it at one half of the system, now you now how much Omber is on that half (within range).

That's narrowing it down, but let's look at the really practical use. You have a couple planets in range. The belts are around that planet; set to a 5 degree cone, and target your ship. There's a little box on your ship now. Point your camera so the planet you want to scan is touching the box on your ship. Now it's inside the 5 degree cone. Scan away. You know how much Omber is there now, without traveling there.

Here's a more practical example of how I use the scanner to mine. I do small-time operations, just putting around in a cruiser on spawn day for Omber once or twice a week. One of the planets in this system has FIFTEEN belts around it. So I warp to the planet, then point my scanner at each belt and scan quickly. In 60 seconds, I know how many omber asteroids are at each belt, and which belts have other ships there already.

Then I warp to the best belt and start mining. In 2-3 minutes, I know the best spot to fire up my mining lasers. Scanner has lots more uses than that, but that's a crash course to get you started. Main reason to use a SURVEY Scanner (ship module) is to see how much ore is in an asteroid.

You pull ore after every cycle, or whenever you turn them off. If you pull say... 600 omber per minute (like me) and a roid only has 300 omber left in it, you can turn off the lasers after 30 seconds and get all that ore. When I start drilling an asteroid, I scan it, divide the amount by my pull rate, and I know how many cycles (usually 5-6) it will take to pop it. My buddy uses a mining barge, and his cycle is 3 minutes, and he pulls a LOT per cycle (like 3000) and it takes 3 minutes to yield. So if a roid only have 1000 left in it, he wastes a lot of time waiting for the cycle to finish. If he turns it off after 1 minute, he gets his 1000 ore and doesn't waste time. That's what the survey scanner is for.

System scanner sniffs out the good rocks from up to 14 AU away. :)

Zen TseTse
Caldari
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2006.07.04 11:51:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Neckbone
Originally by: Hyd Drakan
I see the scanner button to look in the solar systemn I am in for different planets and asteroid belts, but as a new miner, I am looking for a way to look at the asteroids in the belt to see what I have to pick from to mine. clicking on each mine seems to be an in-efficent way to do it and was wondering if there was something else I could use?


Let's say you're looking for... Omber. Make an overview setting that only shows player ships, containers, npc pirates, and omber. Save that as "Omber Scanning". Now load that setting and open your System Scanner and set the range to 3,000,000,000. That will max it out at like 2.4 billion km. That's roughly 14 AU away. The scanner scans a cone in the direction your camera is pointed.

Now suppose you want to find Omber in the system. Till you get used to the scanner range, turn on planets in the overview too. Now you can see what is 14 AU or closer. Pop off a 360 scan and you will now see where the Omber is. Set it to 180 and point it at one half of the system, now you now how much Omber is on that half (within range).

That's narrowing it down, but let's look at the really practical use. You have a couple planets in range. The belts are around that planet; set to a 5 degree cone, and target your ship. There's a little box on your ship now. Point your camera so the planet you want to scan is touching the box on your ship. Now it's inside the 5 degree cone. Scan away. You know how much Omber is there now, without traveling there.

Here's a more practical example of how I use the scanner to mine. I do small-time operations, just putting around in a cruiser on spawn day for Omber once or twice a week. One of the planets in this system has FIFTEEN belts around it. So I warp to the planet, then point my scanner at each belt and scan quickly. In 60 seconds, I know how many omber asteroids are at each belt, and which belts have other ships there already.

Then I warp to the best belt and start mining. In 2-3 minutes, I know the best spot to fire up my mining lasers. Scanner has lots more uses than that, but that's a crash course to get you started. Main reason to use a SURVEY Scanner (ship module) is to see how much ore is in an asteroid.

You pull ore after every cycle, or whenever you turn them off. If you pull say... 600 omber per minute (like me) and a roid only has 300 omber left in it, you can turn off the lasers after 30 seconds and get all that ore. When I start drilling an asteroid, I scan it, divide the amount by my pull rate, and I know how many cycles (usually 5-6) it will take to pop it. My buddy uses a mining barge, and his cycle is 3 minutes, and he pulls a LOT per cycle (like 3000) and it takes 3 minutes to yield. So if a roid only have 1000 left in it, he wastes a lot of time waiting for the cycle to finish. If he turns it off after 1 minute, he gets his 1000 ore and doesn't waste time. That's what the survey scanner is for.

System scanner sniffs out the good rocks from up to 14 AU away. :)


Very Happy

bravo.

this was the info i wanted...


 

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