Ever since the Mining barges were revamped, I have been (afk) mining quite a bit. There is something tranquil about mining and later on, selling ships you have build with rocks you mined yourself is quite satisfying. Not to mention the fact you can catch up with tv episodes you missed while doing so.
Shame the iceprices took such a dive. But I am using the ice to produce fuel blocks with PI farmed from the wormhole. If you sell these at places where you don’t have that many competitors, you can ask a bit more than Jita prices, but sales are a little slower.
Since there are quite a few miners about now, you have to study dot.lan a bit to find decent belts. It’s not uncommon to only see a few pieces of plag and veld left in a belt these days.
Yes I know it’s one of the worst ores to mine at the moment, but a bit of extra isogen never hurt anyone :). It took a while to find this large hidden field of omber, I kept hitting 99.9% on the scan, until I moved the probes just a little but more up. I guess scanning is 3d and my mind wasn’t for a moment.
Besides I was watching AT8 so you might as well use your time in game as well, sitting in an orca, instead of spinning your ship in station. And I got a nice screenshot out of it.
The past few months I have been setting up shop in Hentogari. Still do my invention and selling those inventions in Sivala and Irjunen where the lvl 4 agents are (oops did I just give away a trade secret), usually on sunday where I fly the 14 odd jumps back and forth. Hento was just temporary I thought. There is a nice Ishukone agent there and I wanted to up my standings for them in order to use their R&D agents.
One drawback of said agent, and I assume the reason it’s not too crowded there is that she sometimes sends you to lowsec :(. Call me chicken but I am not interested in loosing my raven in a gatecamp and have some odd pirate seek me out while doing Guristas Extravaganza, so I usually decline those missions.
When I am on a 4hr mission break, and sometimes this is at night, so I have to wait for the next day, I started to spend my time mining again ! It had been a while since I mined, except for a few times when we were in 0.0 and I must say, I really like it again. It’s not very stressful, you can browse the web, read or just chat while doing it. And the isk ain’t half bad. I been using the trit and pyer to build a few ravens and they fly off the shelf in that region like hotcakes. Do so many people loose their mission ship ? I never lost mine to be honest.
And what do I listen to lately while mining ? I just found out that classical music really goes well with the sound of mining lasers. What lead me to classical music was this rendition of Steve Vai doing For the love of God. I have been ordering cds mentioned at http://www.classicalcdguide.com/. I am especially enjoying Bach and Schubert at the moment.
So what do you listen to while mining ? Besides the Eve podcasts out there ;). I refuse to believe all Eve players only enjoy the loud music (yes i am getting old) that comes with every Eve video (and most other MMO videos). Any good suggestions will be appreciated :).