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caka ringrawer
Posted - 2010.05.07 00:26:00 - [1]
 

What do you guys think about using the carrier to mine strategy?

Is it worth it over all?

mxzf
Minmatar
Shovel Bros
Posted - 2010.05.07 00:55:00 - [2]
 

The ABSOLUTE max yield you can get, with your highslots gimped to have all DCUs and with 2x T2 and 1x T1 mining drone rigs, you max out at 1219 m3/min. A Hulk tops out at 1953 m3/min (and even my basic skills get close to 1500). All the while the Carrier is much harder to skill for and a much more tempting target.

To beat out a Hulk, you need a max-skilled and rigged Mom/S-Carrier, and you only get 1975 (22 higher than the Hulk) with T1 rigs, with two T2 rigs you can max out at 2147. The thing is that it will cost 20B+ and 1.5-2 years of training to do that (and you're still a target that people would travel from 20j away to attack).

(these numbers are without ganglinks, but the ganglinks will scale similarly)

Just stick with the Hulk, it's made for what it does and it does it well.

astara989
Posted - 2010.05.07 00:55:00 - [3]
 

No, a hulk will even outmine a supper-carrier

Kephael
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.05.07 01:28:00 - [4]
 

You'd make a ton more using a carrier to run anomalies with versus mining in anything.

mxzf
Minmatar
Shovel Bros
Posted - 2010.05.07 03:19:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: astara989
No, a hulk will even outmine a supper-carrier


Care to back that with numbers? I put together a Hulk with 3x T2 strips with T2 crystals and 2x T2 MLUs and 5 Mining Drone 2s with two Mining Drone Augmentor 2 rigs and it topped out at 1953, while the S-Carrier's 25 Mining drone 2s outmined ithe Hulk, barely, when the S-Carrier was rigged for mining drones.

I'm not saying that it's a realistic fit (and the T2 mining drone rigs even less), but the S-Carrier can out-mine a Hulk if you really want it to (it's still not worth it though).

Retiska
Gallente
Starfrackers Inc
Posted - 2010.05.07 07:13:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: mxzf
Originally by: astara989
No, a hulk will even outmine a supper-carrier


Care to back that with numbers?


I assume it was just a quick reply to the OP.

Quote:
the S-Carrier can out-mine a Hulk if you really want it to (it's still not worth it though).

Is still pretty much what it comes down to. A S-Carrier could do such a thing, but you'd be pretty much gimping yourself..

Added to that, you can only fit normal mining lasers on the S-Carrier and that gimps your range to an approximate max of 13km.
Instead of the strippers with a max range of approximately 23km.

I reckon the small extra amount that the S-carrier could get would be nullified by having to move every few minutes to grab a new roid.
Personally I'd say having to move the Ore you grab every minute (if it doesn't already stop your lasers because the hold is full due to misstiming) to your Corp hanger would be a pain in the buttocks.

Mangold
Mad Bombers
Guns and Alcohol
Posted - 2010.05.07 07:30:00 - [7]
 

I think it's an excellent idea to use a supercarrier to mine. Remember that it has a much larger cargo hold too.

Retiska
Gallente
Starfrackers Inc
Posted - 2010.05.07 07:33:00 - [8]
 

The Corp Hold would be great indeed you still just fill it up within 5 minutes Rolling Eyes

Mona X
Caldari
Missions Mining and Mayhem
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2010.05.07 07:45:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Retiska

Added to that, you can only fit normal mining lasers on the S-Carrier


Since when?

Retiska
Gallente
Starfrackers Inc
Posted - 2010.05.07 07:51:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Mona X
Originally by: Retiska

Added to that, you can only fit normal mining lasers on the S-Carrier


Since when?

I mean Turret style lasers which ever variant, as in that you cannot fit Strip Mining Lasers.

Thyza Groundbite
Posted - 2010.05.07 08:37:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Retiska
Originally by: Mona X
Originally by: Retiska

Added to that, you can only fit normal mining lasers on the S-Carrier


Since when?

I mean Turret style lasers which ever variant, as in that you cannot fit Strip Mining Lasers.


note: carriers don't have turret slots.

Retiska
Gallente
Starfrackers Inc
Posted - 2010.05.07 08:47:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Retiska on 07/05/2010 08:46:46
So they would mine with only drones then?

/facepalm on my behalf, never looked at carriers before.


My Postman
Posted - 2010.05.07 12:38:00 - [13]
 

In b4 Chribba & the Veldnaught

He will tell you!

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2010.05.07 12:53:00 - [14]
 

Not possible. True story. Don't do it. Just don't. ugh

Helmh0ltz
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.05.07 20:06:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Not possible. True story. Don't do it. Just don't. ugh


Quoting Chribba for truth.

Ka choop
Posted - 2010.05.07 22:00:00 - [16]
 

You have an ideal scenario. For your carrier to get max yield you need to literally sit on the roids. Otherwise you lose too much yield because your drones needs to travel back and forth towards the roids. All that drone travel time really adds up in the end so you will never get a hulks yield with a supercarrier.

Drachiel
Mercury LLC
Posted - 2010.05.08 21:33:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Not possible. True story. Don't do it. Just don't. ugh

Don't listen to him. He is clearly abusing his reputation to maintain a monopoly on the capital/supercapital mining method.

Bloody Rabbit
Posted - 2010.05.08 22:49:00 - [18]
 

Last time I tried to mine with mining drones from a carrier it won't give me any ore. We did it with a fleet 10 carriers to provoke an attack but I learned that for some reason that it just wouldn't work. This was just before the fighter bombers came out (to help with a timeline).

Misanthra
Posted - 2010.05.10 04:31:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Kephael
You'd make a ton more using a carrier to run anomalies with versus mining in anything.


This. Havens and sanctums give you all the isk you need to buy mins and then some. If motivated, loot after and melt down the loot.



My Postman
Posted - 2010.05.10 11:32:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Not possible. True story. Don't do it. Just don't. ugh


There are rumours around New Eden that you´ve been mining veld in your TITAN.

Not possible?ShockedVery Happy


 

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