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CSM 9 Candidates - How much mining have you done in the last month.

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Abla Tive
#1 - 2014-04-04 22:51:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Abla Tive
I invite all CSM 9 candidates to tell me the number of hours they spent in the last month leaning on a mining laser F1 button.
Also, some indication of the percentage of their time spent mining.

Result summary:

Almost all of the candidates do not mine as a normal part of their recent gameplay.

The following candidates have admitted to actually mining recently.

Steve Ronuken (by far the heaviest miner)

commander aze
Einear Lightfingers
James Arget
Karma Bad
Mike Azariah
Asayanami Dei
Karen Galeo
Proclus Diadochu
Sugar Kyle
Azami Nevinyrall
#2 - 2014-04-04 23:07:39 UTC


Psianh Auvyander
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2014-04-05 15:14:55 UTC
I haven't mined since 2007. I've always played games with a focus on PvP. The industrial (or crafting)/harvesting side of games never appealed to me, but I recognize the importance of those who do, and the importance of improving their game play where possible.

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Asayanami Dei
Adhocracy Incorporated
#4 - 2014-04-05 15:24:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Asayanami Dei
Probably between 2-5 hours, Gas mining mostly but some rock crunching too. Mining is quite profitable in W-Space so we tend to do it often.
(I have maxed out Venture and gas mining skills as well as maxed out Hulk and Orca skills, minus T2 mining links, never got around to getting them)

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Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#5 - 2014-04-05 15:28:19 UTC
As a manufacturer of Capital Weapons and Ammunition in Amarr Highsec, I'd confess that I do occassionally undock a barge and grind some rocks on my alt 'Telal Xul' of Mar Sarrim while chatting with people or listening to whatever. It's quiet, honestly a bit boring and also helps me fall asleep. So I'd say in the past month I've only done this for a total of maybe, maybe a couple hours.

Hopes this answer your question.

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Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2014-04-05 15:46:34 UTC
So at the moment I do a little bit of gas mining in wormholes, not alot as i make isk other ways so tend to leave the gas for people who do need it in allaince.

I did ice mining in hisec a year or so ago on 3 or 4 guys. mainly cos I could do thatin the back ground while surfing the net.

Ore mining I haven't done since i first moved in to wormhole space and I mined with a probe and then a retriever for a couple month.

So probably 1 to 2 hours gas mining in the last month.
Jayne Fillon
#7 - 2014-04-05 16:03:06 UTC
In the last month? Zero.
In the last ever? Zero.

Although I did do gas mining in WHs a couple times when the venture came out...

Anyway, if you're looking for a candidate to vote for, vote Steve.
He's industry, highsec, and does a lot of good work with third party tools.

Can't shoot blues if you don't have any. Long Live NPSI.

Ali Aras
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#8 - 2014-04-05 16:28:02 UTC
This past month, none.

I did start life as a highsec miner, and have mined in both high and null sec space. That said, my more usual day-to-day solo activity is enriching miners by losing spaceships, and if I'm looking for something more mindless, it's often space truckin' on the jump freighter character. -- my blog

Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-04-05 17:13:10 UTC
Last month was about 10-12 hours. (probably more but I give the lowball) Skiff mainly though I did some venture as well.

When I am in game but talking more than flying I mine. If I am on a podcast I often mine.

I don't scan, though I should. I just pick the nicest looking rock and do it.

Do I know mining? Some, haven't been part of a minning op in years, I am a solo miner. But if you look at the drone thread you will see I am the guy, Fozzie says, that had them go back and fix mining drones.

kinda proud of that


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Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#10 - 2014-04-05 17:57:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Steve Ronuken
Around 40-50 hours worth, with 3 characters. 2 miners varying, between Skiffs, mackinaws and ventures (for gas) and 1 orca boosting and hauling. It's higher than normal, but it's not uncommon for me to haul out my miners.

It's generally been in L4 mining missions (working up standings for a couple of characters, so I can see about possibly relocating my pos to a 0.7 systemm as well at the tax breaks. The LP is nice for the refining implants)

Other than that, I do little in the way of belt mining, tending to hit ore anomalies when I see juicy ones pop up. Sometimes stripping out the ore other people didn't cherry pick (Omber, how I hate thee. I want the Jaspet) in the hopes of seeing it respawn with the decent ores nearby.

(in case you haven't noticed, I've got suggestions on how to update the meta around mining, involving the removal of static respawning belts, and the addition of a prospecting mechanism which spawns sites of varying qualities, which can then be claimed. people can claim jump them, if they want to, but will go suspect, or the corp might get a kill right on them.)

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

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Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#11 - 2014-04-05 17:57:53 UTC
I have not mined for a considerable amount of time, not even on alts that were at one stage specialised highly in that direction. I'd say around 5 years now since I last mined.

I found mining to be a pretty boring & trivial exercise once you mastered the skills needed, got the obligatory hauler alt, and the boost alt - or at least willing friends. More so once you perfect the art of getting people to mine for you.
Psychotic Monk
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2014-04-05 20:21:25 UTC
Gorski Car
#13 - 2014-04-05 20:47:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Gorski Car Do I look like a casual miner 2 u?

Collect this post

commander aze
#14 - 2014-04-05 21:26:46 UTC
with an alt 6 or so hours
mainly ice to keep towers running

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Karen Galeo
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#15 - 2014-04-06 01:44:23 UTC
Maybe tenish hours over the last month, mostly gas, a little ice. Why?

Author of the Karen 162 blog.

Sugar Kyle
Middle Ground
#16 - 2014-04-06 14:32:58 UTC
Abla Tive wrote:
I invite all CSM 9 candidates to tell me the number of hours they spent in the last month leaning on a mining laser F1 button.
Also, some indication of the percentage of their time spent mining.

In the last month since running for CSM? Two hours picking up some minerals to finish off a flight of fighters I was cooking. Another three when I went to review the tutorials.

I gas mine booster gas in the available region my corporation is deployed to. I always have a gas mining venture in my deployment stack.

Last year I mined and built an Orca just because I wanted to. However, since ore anomalies no longer need to be scanned down I tend only to mine in low sec in snatch and grab situations. I used to do those ore anomalies in a Mackinaw. I still have several low sec Mackinaws and Retrievers from that time. My main industrial alt can fly Rorquals but I have no need to buy one.

Currently, it is more effective for me to buy minerals in high sec and ship them to low to build hulls or do compression for my capitals than it is for me to mine in low sec for the quantity of Ore I need for my production lines. That type of situation is one I’d like to change and why I’m thinking up ways to increase viability of tasks such as mining in low sec.

Member of CSM9 and CSM10.

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2014-04-06 20:14:38 UTC  |  Edited by: corebloodbrothers
Abla Tive wrote:
I invite all CSM 9 candidates to tell me the number of hours they spent in the last month leaning on a mining laser F1 button.
Also, some indication of the percentage of their time spent mining.

I will try and keep a summary in the post.

Everyone else, please do not clutter up this thread.

Responses so far:

Aram Kachaturian: 0
Asayanami Dei: 2-5 (gas mining mostly)
Azami Nevinyrall: 0
Psianh Auvyander : 0
Proclus Diadochu: 2

mate i mined 5 minutes for a mission when i started to play eve in 2007, i never touched it since, i hope that answers the question
Method Synergy
#18 - 2014-04-06 21:56:56 UTC
Some minutes for years of playing :).
James Arget
Future Corps
Sleeper Social Club
#19 - 2014-04-07 16:35:10 UTC
Probably just 2 or 3 of gas cloud harvesting. I did my time breaking rocks back in the day though, and even got put on ice for a bit.

CSM 8 Representative

Einear Lightfingers
Outer Rim Oreworks Company
Galactic Republic Alliance
#20 - 2014-04-07 23:08:22 UTC
On my main or giving it the alt? If you ask about me personally no time. If you ask about my alt well I chewed on some spicey Veldspar for maximized Tritanium needed for building a ship. Not to worry, just cause I mined the ore myself I don't classify it as free. Lol
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