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Idea - Comet Mining

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Vex R'oa
Roa Refinery Logistics Services
#1 - 2017-01-16 22:42:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Vex R'oa
Today i was thinking about how mining could possibly be expanded on within the eve universe.

Comet Mining / Comet Gas Extraction

Add traverling comets through systems - different comets within null, low and high sec.
The comets could spawn every 5 hours or so similar to how ice belts spawn.

The extraction process using new drones or equipment with a focus on also maximising gas extration possibly during the passing of a sun, when the comet starts to evolve gasses, a process called outgassing.

Could this be something that could work?

Just an idea

Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#2 - 2017-01-16 22:47:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
Vex R'oa
Roa Refinery Logistics Services
#3 - 2017-01-16 22:48:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Vex R'oa

ok, well glad to see the idea has or is being discussed at least.
Tuttomenui II
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2017-01-16 22:50:05 UTC
This was actually something that was discussed. Current ice belts are kind of shattered comets. They used to be belts but are now anomalies that have limited reserves.
Morgan Agrivar
#5 - 2017-01-17 05:52:28 UTC

Make sure you get enough sleep before opening the Eve forums.

First thought that came to my mind is..."why the hell would you mine in a Federation Navy Comet????"

Arthur Aihaken
#6 - 2017-01-17 07:23:28 UTC
Morgan Agrivar wrote:
Protip: Make sure you get enough sleep before opening the Eve forums.

Protip: Make sure you get enough sleep so you don't nod off on the Jita undock while opening the EVE forums...

I am currently away, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#7 - 2017-01-17 07:28:47 UTC
I think it's a very cool idea Smile


Duckzer Mining Corporation
RAZOR Alliance
#8 - 2017-01-17 12:03:14 UTC
As others have posted, not a new or original idea. Its something that would be interesting to see sure but what would the new mining consist of and what would the new products produce? If it is not new then it is just another way to acquire XYZ resource and will change the supply/demand curve of XYZ resource and therefore the cost of development would have to be worth just adding a new way of harvesting XYZ instead of rebalancing the resource itself and add significant gameplay other than ooh ahh wow style factors.

So the only way I would want a "new" feature like this is if it is an entirely brand new resource and resource chain or something with the ability to change the existing supply demand curves to be worthwhile and still balanced. Something that would be VERY hard to do with existing manufacturing chains without tossing in a huge monkey wrench. The other thing would be new limited modules or items that require the new resource to make it worthwhile doing.

So.... I would love to know what you would create with this new mining system?

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

ISD Max Trix
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#9 - 2017-01-17 13:08:52 UTC
Moved to Player Features and Ideas.

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Joe Talsend
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2017-02-06 02:10:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Joe Talsend
I do like the idea of comet mining +1

However, why not just add comets first. As a visual effect. There is no reason not to, other then they may add more processing requirement. Though, I cannot see how another "ship" like object that is only spawned in a few sectors would do much in the way of additional lag. If it was kept to the size of a large ship and under the existing model constraints it could still look really interesting.

There are enough oddly shaped rocks in game that could be grouped together to make it a cool game feature to look at. At least for anyone new to the game it would be interesting. Shocked Comet. And could be use for marketing purposes. "Come see the come!"Shocked
Taking this further perhaps this could be a Yoiul festival event? I would imagine it could be possible to spawn random containers around the sectors that it just passed through, filled with Yoiul goods. It could be the Yoiul comet, or perhaps "Yoiul Cosmos Claus" spreading good tidings and chaos through the galaxy.

The flight paths could be fixed to pass close by certain planetoids or stations and if you were there at the right times you could witness the spectacle.