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Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 416
# 1 Mining Dilithium
09-24-2012, 02:49 AM
I find when mining this stuff, 9 times out of 10, when u get down to the last second, it will change, requiring the player to sync it again. Why cant it just stay synced to give u that last bit of dilithium? Ive also noticed too, that you can get around 200 dilithium, which gives around 75 refined, but at the same time, you could get around 400 and still only get 75 refined. Bit of a rip off really. The more you mine, the more u should get refined. Not the same amount. The only tme you get more is if your lucky enough to mine over 500, even then its only about 90 refined. so you gotta do an extra 300 on to yop of the 200 just to get an extra 10 or 15 refined. I think this should be fixed or looked at.
or is it just me?
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 77
# 2
09-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Unfortunately, this behavior is as intended, as far as I can tell. However, I can recommend that you use the arrow keys to adjust the laser "sight" instead of your mouse. That should help you get higher points when you mine.

The laser sight seems to shift based on a pseudo-randomized interval, usually between 2 and 7 seconds from one shift to the next. I've experienced some sessions (aka mining at 1 of the 5 sites) during the mission that have been very unlucky where the shift will happen every 2-3 seconds, a few sessions where the shift happens every 4+ seconds, and most sessions where the shifting actually appears random across the 2-7 second range. Therefore, I can comfortably chalk this up to just plain luck.

As for the Mining VS Reward breakdown, the following is what I've been able to observe while mining today:

Mining during the Dilithium Mining Event:
| 0-85pts => 25 Dilithium Ore
| 100-245pts => 65 Dilithium Ore
| 270-490pts => 105 Dilithium Ore
| 520-695pts => 145 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s)
| 735pts => 185 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s)
| 775+pts => 185 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s) + Particle Trace

Mining outside of the Dilithium Mining Event:
| 0-85pts => 25 Dilithium Ore
| 100-245pts => 50 Dilithium Ore
| 270-490pts => 75 Dilithium Ore
| 520-695pts => 100 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s)
| 735pts => 125 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s)
| 775+pts => 125 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s) + Particle Trace

For those of you who have been mining for longer than the last 2-3 weeks, you will likely notice that the Dilithium rewards have increased (140->185; 100->125). I don't know if this change is temporary or permanent.

Also, if I recall correctly, the max reward used to be given at 775pts, but is now given at 735pts. This change could explain why the 735pts reward is not granting the Particle Trace reward. (If anything, I could expect that this last discrepancy might be a bug that should be looked at.)

Last edited by snovern; 10-18-2012 at 10:20 PM. Reason: Provide consistency of terms used in thread
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 77
# 3
09-28-2012, 04:22 PM
When I was mining today, I noticed the Dilithium rewards were reduced. I'm guessing that this result came from the patch we all got yesterday, though there was no mention of it in the Release Notes.

So, for those of you interested, here are the "new" mining numbers:

Mining during the Dilithium Mining Event:
| 0-100pts => 20 Dilithium Ore
| 115-245pts => 50 Dilithium Ore
| 270-490pts => 80 Dilithium Ore
| 520-735pts => 110 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s)
| 775+pts => 140 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s) + Particle Trace

Mining outside of the Dilithium Mining Event:
| 0-100pts => 20 Dilithium Ore
| 115-245pts => 40 Dilithium Ore
| 270-490pts => 60 Dilithium Ore
| 520-735pts => 80 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s)
| 775+pts => 100 Dilithium Ore + Data Sample(s) + Particle Trace

At least they fixed the 735pts discrepancy.... Although, I, personally, would like to see the rewards increased back to what they were before this week's patch.

Edit: October 3, 2012 Release Notes state "Re-increased the Dilithium mining rewards." I have confirmed that the rewards breakdown is "back" to what I detailed in Post #2 above. This means that the 735pts discrepancy is back.

Last edited by snovern; 10-18-2012 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Updated information due to New Release Notes
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