Using Mines in PVE
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
09-16-2013, 01:57 AM
Mines in ESTFs are worthless. The mining lasers are too weak to use on the solid, well-built and high HP hulls that the Borg have. The dilithium you get from trying to mine the Borg is a lot less than you would get as a completion for the reward. Furthermore, I find remans and horta make the best miners, but even then they aren't that good against a fully aggroed and buffed line of enemy borg.
Miners tend to get purple lung after working in the dilithium mines after a while, and the medical costs needed to cover their healthcare treatment far outweigh any reward you would get from doing ESTFs. You should really just stick to using beams/cannons and torpedos.
No, I didn't read your wall of text, why do you ask?