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nargos
Posted - 2004.06.30 01:15:00 - [1]
 

The thing that has been getting me is that it will take about 95 hours to mine the recourses for my next ship and I get frustrated after about 2.5 hours mining out of boredom. So what do you do while you mine to keep you interested (btw I usually watch a DVD while doing this)?

Also how does the quality of the agents work?

Nukeitall
Convergent
Firmus Ixion
Posted - 2004.06.30 02:03:00 - [2]
 

Frankly I just alt-tab(I run in a window) and read web pages. That's it. If I'm doing courier missions I watch TV.

Quality of agents determine their rewards....and that's about it.

Angelous Devou
Posted - 2004.06.30 02:21:00 - [3]
 

Being a student i usually read text books. In that respect eve is perfect i can engage in the boaring part of the game while studyingShocked so after im done studying ive got money in the bank to enjoy the other parts of the game.Very Happy

Nikkoli
Defenders of Order
Posted - 2004.06.30 03:55:00 - [4]
 

unfortunately with my skills and equipment, I can almost fill my cargo hold from one laser..... I have 5 of them though..... and I have 9 drones too...... this leaves me clicking and moving ore to cans every 10 seconds.....

Esab
Caldari
Posted - 2004.06.30 06:29:00 - [5]
 

Ive seen this question asked several times before and have seen many varied answers. I used to be in the same dilema but have found you cant being in a good corporation when it comes to a mining session. It is amazing how fast the time flys by when you can get the banter going between your fellow members if you are out mining ,especially if you have someone doing all the hauling and they start struggling to empty your cans quick enough.
Some of the comments ive seen when the pressures on are priceless sometimes and certainly make Eve unique in its own way.
Also lower sec systems with better quantitys and types of ore make for interesting mining as the rat spawns can keep you on your toes...and im not talking 0.0 here as when your kitted up for mining it can get a little hairy in some areas as you probably all know.
Time flys when your having fun and thats what it should be about not sat staring at the screen like a zombie.
My advice is find a corp with like minded people who want to do the same as you and get out here and have a laugh.
Its good to talk!

Barth3zzzNL
Gallente
Coreli Corporation
Posted - 2004.06.30 12:10:00 - [6]
 

I run eve in windowed mode so I can drag my ore into a can once every 60 secs, chat a bit with the corp, surf the web, make signatures I can sell to people or work on the corp website.

Its unfortunate thereís nothing on tv around here before 6pm, after that i usually watch tv.

Devs REALLY need to make mining less boring, especially since itís a pretty big part of the game. Sad

Kurdain
Posted - 2004.07.01 00:57:00 - [7]
 

I practice using the scanner.
After only a few weeks of playing EVE I knew how everything in it worked and can quickly pinpoint locations down to 5-15 degrees quickly.

Of course I can't trianglate since I need to stay and mine but the practice is good.
That's if I am mining with my cruiser, fills to fast to leave for more than a few seconds.

Otherwise I fly my indy out, scan rocks till I find one that will fill it up, start mining, and tehn head to starbucks for an hour, or work on teh car or something...

Valan
Posted - 2004.07.01 01:40:00 - [8]
 

Luckily I use 2 screens. So I can mine while surfing and messing about with Cinema4D and other things. I'm not keen on mining at the moment due to the amount of dragging and dropping. Sad

Ishtari
Posted - 2004.07.01 05:30:00 - [9]
 

I chat in the help channel mostly

Wyckoff
Amarr
Posted - 2004.07.01 12:25:00 - [10]
 

I mostly masterbate.

Rock Jockey
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2004.07.01 12:47:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Rock Jockey on 01/07/2004 12:49:14
Originally by: Wyckoff
I mostly masterbate.

LaughingLaughing

Jor Myne
Black Nova Corp
IT Alliance
Posted - 2004.07.01 14:53:00 - [12]
 

Being Minmatar, i scratch my ballz :P

Shocked

Traver Sina
Posted - 2004.07.01 15:52:00 - [13]
 

Talk to the wife...Shocked

Needless to say i dont mine right often anymore Very Happy

Necrologic
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2004.07.01 19:04:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Valan
Luckily I use 2 screens. So I can mine while surfing and messing about with Cinema4D and other things. I'm not keen on mining at the moment due to the amount of dragging and dropping. Sad


heh, thats exactly what i do. except i don't mine much, i mostly hunt. hooray for cinema 4d!

DanFraser
Eternal Profiteers
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2004.07.01 20:04:00 - [15]
 

I watch the scanner nervously, local too. 0.0 space jet can miner me!

Barth3zzzNL
Gallente
Coreli Corporation
Posted - 2004.07.02 10:45:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Valan
I'm not keen on mining at the moment due to the amount of dragging and dropping. Sad

If only we where allowed to use a macro to drag stuff into a container while youíre sitting at your pc. Wink

It would kind of prevent nasty injuries in your arms and **** Razz

luas
Posted - 2004.07.09 00:32:00 - [17]
 

I play ghost recon or full sectrum warrior online on the xboxLaughing


 

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