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Latest patching (Mining)

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Boadicea Wales
Doomheim
#1 - 2012-08-08 16:34:36 UTC
Re the so called mining improvments on the latest patch.

It is early days yet but this patch looks to be little more than smoke and mirrors with very little in the way of actualy improvment.

Take the mackinaw.

The cycle times of the ice harvesters seem to have been dramaticaly reduced, and you can now fit an extra ice harvesting upgrade in its new low slot.

But a closer inspection seems to be that while cycle times are reduced the advent of the mackinaw now only producing one ice block per cycle seems to have made it produce about 90% of an ice block less over the same cycle times as before the patch so less actual ice produced per cycle. before the patch to produce 4 blocks of ice = one cycle now 2 cycles are required to produce the same 4 blocks of ice. the two cycles take longer compaired the old one cyccle for me with my skills thats a +40 seconds longer to produce 4 ice blocks.

I have to ask why the smoke and mirrors CCP why have an extra upgrade for a worst cycle time to producing the same as before.

Also the tank seems to have improved but alass not enough to make the situation as a whole worth while. If you opt to fit a mining rig your tank will suffor that is not a worth while trade off IMHO.

in this patch all you will be doing it making your mackinaw produce less than what it did before with a lot more messing about and have an even lighter tank.

OMG The poor Hulk now looks to be very sad Ugh very sad indeed.

This latest patch just seems to be little more than smoke and mirrors CCP what gives?
Tiberious Thessalonia
True Slave Foundations
#2 - 2012-08-08 16:37:52 UTC
Boadicea Wales wrote:
Re the so called mining improvments on the latest patch.

It is early days yet but this patch looks to be little more than smoke and mirrors with very little in the way of actualy improvment.

Take the mackinaw.

The cycle times of the ice harvesters seem to have been dramaticaly reduced, and you can now fit an extra ice harvesting upgrade in its new low slot.

But a closer inspection seems to be that while cycle times are reduced the advent of the mackinaw now only producing one ice block per cycle seems to have made it produce about 90% of an ice block less over the same cycle times as before the patch so less actual ice produced per cycle. before the patch to produce 4 blocks of ice = one cycle now 2 cycles are required to produce the same 4 blocks of ice. the two cycles take longer compaired the old one cyccle for me with my skills thats a +40 seconds longer to produce 4 ice blocks.

I have to ask why the smoke and mirrors CCP why have an extra upgrade for a worst cycle time to producing the same as before.

Also the tank seems to have improved but alass not enough to make the situation as a whole worth while. If you opt to fit a mining rig your tank will suffor that is not a worth while trade off IMHO.

in this patch all you will be doing it making your mackinaw produce less than what it did before with a lot more messing about and have an even lighter tank.

OMG The poor Hulk now looks to be very sad Ugh very sad indeed.

This latest patch just seems to be little more than smoke and mirrors CCP what gives?


The Mackinaw is no longer an ice mining ship, but a mining ship designed for not needing a jetcan. You're welcome.
Boadicea Wales
Doomheim
#3 - 2012-08-08 16:39:47 UTC
so the hulk is now the new ice mining ship. NOT!

there is no ice mining ship you kind of missed the point
Sloppy Podfarts
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2012-08-08 16:40:44 UTC
Tiberious Thessalonia wrote:
Boadicea Wales wrote:
Re the so called mining improvments on the latest patch.

It is early days yet but this patch looks to be little more than smoke and mirrors with very little in the way of actualy improvment.

Take the mackinaw.

The cycle times of the ice harvesters seem to have been dramaticaly reduced, and you can now fit an extra ice harvesting upgrade in its new low slot.

But a closer inspection seems to be that while cycle times are reduced the advent of the mackinaw now only producing one ice block per cycle seems to have made it produce about 90% of an ice block less over the same cycle times as before the patch so less actual ice produced per cycle. before the patch to produce 4 blocks of ice = one cycle now 2 cycles are required to produce the same 4 blocks of ice. the two cycles take longer compaired the old one cyccle for me with my skills thats a +40 seconds longer to produce 4 ice blocks.

I have to ask why the smoke and mirrors CCP why have an extra upgrade for a worst cycle time to producing the same as before.

Also the tank seems to have improved but alass not enough to make the situation as a whole worth while. If you opt to fit a mining rig your tank will suffor that is not a worth while trade off IMHO.

in this patch all you will be doing it making your mackinaw produce less than what it did before with a lot more messing about and have an even lighter tank.

OMG The poor Hulk now looks to be very sad Ugh very sad indeed.

This latest patch just seems to be little more than smoke and mirrors CCP what gives?


The Mackinaw is no longer an ice mining ship, but a mining ship designed for not needing a jetcan. You're welcome.


owned What?
Tiberious Thessalonia
True Slave Foundations
#5 - 2012-08-08 16:42:13 UTC
There is no specific ice mining ship. You can stick a rig in either A) The mining ship designed to have an incredible tank B) the ship designed to have an incredible hold or C) The ship with an ice cycle bonus but which works best with support.
Boadicea Wales
Doomheim
#6 - 2012-08-08 16:42:41 UTC
not owned you also seem to be missing the point.

Have a nice day missing you all ready.
Sugar Kyle
Middle Ground
#7 - 2012-08-08 16:43:17 UTC
So if you fit a mining rig instead of a tank rig to increase your max yield you also don't get max tank? How weird. It must be a bug or some random oversight.

Member of CSM9 and CSM10.

Boadicea Wales
Doomheim
#8 - 2012-08-08 16:44:06 UTC
Tiberious Thessalonia wrote:
There is no specific ice mining ship. You can stick a rig in either A) The mining ship designed to have an incredible tank B) the ship designed to have an incredible hold or C) The ship with an ice cycle bonus but which works best with support.


tale about stating the blddeing obvious lol dude stick to the point and stop being silly no one likes a smart arse.

oh btw your welcome
Tiberious Thessalonia
True Slave Foundations
#9 - 2012-08-08 16:44:15 UTC
Sugar Kyle wrote:
So if you fit a mining rig instead of a tank rig to increase your max yield you also don't get max tank? How weird. It must be a bug or some random oversight.


I know. How shocking.
Karl Hobb
Imperial Margarine
#10 - 2012-08-08 16:44:34 UTC
Sugar Kyle wrote:
So if you fit a mining rig instead of a tank rig to increase your max yield you also don't get max tank? How weird. It must be a bug or some random oversight.

It's almost like fitting other ships. You might have to ... GASP ... make a choice!

A professional astro-bastard was not available so they sent me.

Denidil
Cascades Mountain Operatives
#11 - 2012-08-08 16:44:39 UTC
Boadicea Wales wrote:
so the hulk is now the new ice mining ship. NOT!

there is no ice mining ship you kind of missed the point


did you even read the ******* patchnotes? ice and mercoxit bonuses are now moved to rigs. hulk is king of yield - in all things.

Tedium and difficulty are not the same thing, if you don't realize this then STFU about game design.

Karl Hobb
Imperial Margarine
#12 - 2012-08-08 16:45:16 UTC
Boadicea Wales wrote:
tale about stating the blddeing obvious lol dude stick to the point and stop being silly no one likes a smart arse.

Spelling. Also, punctuation.

A professional astro-bastard was not available so they sent me.

Tiberious Thessalonia
True Slave Foundations
#13 - 2012-08-08 16:45:37 UTC
Boadicea Wales wrote:
Tiberious Thessalonia wrote:
There is no specific ice mining ship. You can stick a rig in either A) The mining ship designed to have an incredible tank B) the ship designed to have an incredible hold or C) The ship with an ice cycle bonus but which works best with support.


tale about stating the blddeing obvious lol dude stick to the point and stop being silly no one likes a smart arse.

oh btw your welcome


I just don't see what you are complaining about. You have been freed from the shackles of their only being one choice when mining! Now you get to have a ship that is customized specifically to your particular style and needs.

Other miners see this as a nerf. I see this as a buff. Hallelujah! Free at last!
FloppieTheBanjoClown
Arcana Imperii Ltd.
#14 - 2012-08-08 16:45:46 UTC
Boadicea Wales wrote:
But a closer inspection seems to be that while cycle times are reduced the advent of the mackinaw now only producing one ice block per cycle seems to have made it produce about 90% of an ice block less over the same cycle times as before the patch so less actual ice produced per cycle. before the patch to produce 4 blocks of ice = one cycle now 2 cycles are required to produce the same 4 blocks of ice. the two cycles take longer compaired the old one cyccle for me with my skills thats a +40 seconds longer to produce 4 ice blocks.


So the yield has dropped slightly, while the cargo capacity and tank have been significantly upgraded.

Welcome to trade-offs. The Hulk might get the yield you're looking for. Just don't expect to go solo in it, as that's not what it was intended for.

Boadicea Wales wrote:
If you opt to fit a mining rig your tank will suffor


WHAT? You mean you might have to choose between gank and tank? This has never happened before in the history of Eve.

Boadicea Wales wrote:
OMG The poor Hulk now looks to be very sad Ugh very sad indeed.


Only if you're looking to solo mine.

Founding member of the Belligerent Undesirables movement.

Velicitia
XS Tech
#15 - 2012-08-08 16:45:55 UTC
Sugar Kyle wrote:
So if you fit a mining rig instead of a tank rig to increase your max yield you also don't get max tank? How weird. It must be a bug or some random oversight.



have to fit for gank (yield) or tank.

no... seems about right.

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Boadicea Wales
Doomheim
#16 - 2012-08-08 16:47:32 UTC
Tiberious Thessalonia wrote:
Boadicea Wales wrote:
Tiberious Thessalonia wrote:
There is no specific ice mining ship. You can stick a rig in either A) The mining ship designed to have an incredible tank B) the ship designed to have an incredible hold or C) The ship with an ice cycle bonus but which works best with support.


tale about stating the blddeing obvious lol dude stick to the point and stop being silly no one likes a smart arse.

oh btw your welcome


I just don't see what you are complaining about. You have been freed from the shackles of their only being one choice when mining! Now you get to have a ship that is customized specifically to your particular style and needs.

Other miners see this as a nerf. I see this as a buff. Hallelujah! Free at last!


I am shocked that you FAIL.........to see the point but there again your most probs not a miner just a forum flamer have fun jog on.....
Traedar
InterStellar Trading Syndicate
#17 - 2012-08-08 16:49:11 UTC
There is an Ice Mining rig now that you can fit to any Barge to make it an ice mining barge.

It's actually kind of better because now you can rig the Hulk and turn it into a ship that is best at both ore and ice. Instead of using the Mack for Ice and Hulk for ore as before.

Razorzee Taranogas
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-08-08 16:50:16 UTC
well i dont think thats a point. Using a hulk for mining and this ship is obselete now for me and not usable cause i mine alone not in gang besides skill points wasted for this ship. Had a cargo bay of 27k m3 in my fit now im utterly screwed because it cannot fulfill any roll as intended through ccp's changes. Petitioned a reimbursement because of capital loss and non usabilityt

They overhauled the whole role of mining ships i dont care about that but i do care to have to adjust to this crap buyin a mackinaw for cargo bay summa 200milj + and rising and prolly never usin the hulk anymore. I thought ccp was so proud of being so flexible with regards to fittings and roles well this one Mining ships they srewed up in my opinion.

regards
Denidil
Cascades Mountain Operatives
#19 - 2012-08-08 16:50:35 UTC
Boadicea Wales wrote:
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you can contract all your items and Isk to me, and then quit the game. otherwise HTFU and adapt to the new ship roles.

Tedium and difficulty are not the same thing, if you don't realize this then STFU about game design.

Sloppy Podfarts
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2012-08-08 16:51:09 UTC
Denidil wrote:
Boadicea Wales wrote:
so the hulk is now the new ice mining ship. NOT!

there is no ice mining ship you kind of missed the point


did you even read the ******* patchnotes? ice and mercoxit bonuses are now moved to rigs. hulk is king of yield - in all things.


ownage Shocked
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