If you’re mining in highsec and have 50m3 of drone bay I’d say absolutely. They help your yield, and you’ll have time to recall then and launch light drones to take care of rats. They’re worth it if you’re there, paying attention. They give a decent boost.
What do mining drones do Eve?
Mine: Orders your mining drone(s) to mine the asteroid you have targeted for one cycle (60 seconds), then return to your ship, drop the mined ore off in your cargo or ore bay. They will immediately return to the asteroid after they have dropped off their ore at your ship and continue mining.
Is mining profitable in EVE?
Income ceiling: It is difficult to earn much more than 10 million ISK per hour mining solo in highsec. While it’s possible to earn more money mining in lower-security systems (at higher risk), other professions can be much more lucrative.
How do you use a mining drone in EVE?
Mining Drones have two commands that make them mine: “Mine” – The drone(s) will approach the actively targeted asteroid and mine until their hold is full and then return to ship, drop ore and wait for next orders.
What is strip mining Eve?
Strip miners are the best possible mining lasers that a miner can use. … At most, Strip miners take three minutes to fully cycle; in that time they extract more ore than any comparative mining laser would. They are affected in the same way as a mining laser by Mining Laser Upgrade modules, rigs, etc.
How long do drones last in space Eve?
It’s either going to be indefinitely (as ships are), or 30 days (as anchored secure containers are). I can’t remember which. The fastest way to get rid of them is to use combat scanner probes to scan them down and then collect them.
Can mining Eve?
Jetcanning is basically the process of storing up a bunch of ore over time in what’s called a “jetcan” (short for jettisoned canister), and then hauling it back to your homebase (or wherever you choose to refine or sell it).
Can Alpha clones mine ice?
Ice Harvesting skill can be learned by Alpha Clones (max level of this skill for Alpha Clones is capped at II); it requires Mining IV and costs 375 thousand ISK at an NPC Vendor.
How do you launch a drone in EVE?
At the bottom of your overview, there should be a tab labeled “Drones”. Under that there should be a bar labeled “Drones in Bay” and then one “Drones in local space”. right click on the first one and select “launch drones”; you can then command them by right-clicking on the second bar.
How do you make your drones aggressive in EVE?
I read they can be set to aggressive and some other things. The drone window (when undocked and your ship has drones in its drone bay) has a small triangle pointing to the right at the top. Right click that to get drone options. “Focus fire” is pretty obvious, and likely one you will want.
Is mining fun in EVE Online?
It’s actually mechanically pretty boring. The fun of this PvE minigame plays off of the real fun in Eve: PvP. It’s the feeling of being hunted, of having to quickly sneak in and then split before getting nailed. Of course, miners have to deal with getting ganked too.
Which mining barge is best?
The Covetor has the greatest mining yield (about 10-20% more than a Retriever or a Procurer) out of the T1 mining barges, but has the smallest ore hold (it holds only about 5-8 minutes’ worth of mined ore) and the least tank.
What ships can compress ore Eve?
Citadels and ECs are the only way to Compress ore in High Security space, and setting one up takes a not insignificant amount of resources. It’s also a static installation that can’t be moved around the way an Orca can.