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I am curious. Maybe someone out there in the cybervoid of gaming can answer a few questions I have about CCP regarding their current mining model used in EVE. These questions are about mining. Mining and mining alone. Glad I cleared that up.
Did CCP ever address the need for learning survey when built-in ships scanners perform better than survey scanners one can buy? Why train survey when my ship scanners can all ready scan further and discriminate better and has 0 cycle time? Has CCP looked into correcting this? It seems so stupid that we are lead to believe that survey for mining actually means something when it is pretty much useless.
One thing I would like to see is the survey skill actually scale and become useful. In that as you become better skilled, so does your ability to use scanners. Isn't that a wonderful ideal? Imagine being able to actually use a scanner to a greater distance and being able to discriminate out all the stuff you are not looking for and do it faster - as you get better.
Also, add real-time feedback. I mean we're to believe that EVE takes place in the far future and these people have the ability to travel from star system to star system and what not and yet they haven't come up with a way to provide live feedback to miners who are mining roids. We can scan the roids and see their size, weight and composition at the push of a button, yet the system is not smart enough to monitor the roid we're mining in real time? Just give us the ability to set a cycle time to give us real time feedback on how much of a roid is left and estimated time of depletion. How many of you have mined a roid to oblivion and your mining turrent just continues to run as if there is a roid there? How silly is that? No really...the game has been out for how many years and we're still dealing with something like this? It is frustrating and a huge waste of time. This needs addressed.
Did they ever address mining crystals and their meager differences when it comes to actual numbers regarding yield? For instance. Look at the yield of a Veldspar Mining Crystal 1 and a Veldspar Mining Crystal 2. How much difference in yield is there between the two? Did you know there is only .125 difference. Now I dunno about anyone else, but that is truly sad. Do you know how long it takes to train up a character that can use level 2 mining crystals? I know. I did it. And I can tell you that for the amount of time it took to train to be able to be the best miner one can be, that .125 return on your investment is almost laughable.
This needs addressed. Make the reward for taking the time to get the skill up to that level worth it. Scale the increase according to skill level appropriately. I was really disappointed when I learned of this and it was "one" of the reasons I eventually quit the game.
Did CCP ever add color coded mining lasers or are they still the same old color they always were? Just curious on this.
Here, just read my blog entry regarding Mining in EVE and I cover all these things amd more in it. I'd really love to start playing again, but I do not think I can do it if all I will be returning to is the same game with the same issues I encountered before. It's not worth my time.