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This is probably the worst thing DE ever created (after stamina bar ofc). 

Running around Eidolon hoping to mine the right material that you need in huge quantities just to rank up in Ostron is even bigger of a chore than nightwaves.

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb InfinitusPhoenix:

 is even bigger of a chore than nightwaves.

This is just not true, I mined and fished hundreds to thousands of materials and fish, and nightwave even tops that.

Yeah, fishing and mining was fun the first few times, after that.. yes it's tedious, and even more now that nightwave wants us to constantly do it.

Ugh! THIS IS FRUSTRATING!

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8 minutes ago, InfinitusPhoenix said:

just to rank up in Ostron

I get where you're coming from but... You chose to rank it up by mining. There are other ways to do it. I'd just try and get the Murkray bait as soon as you can, and use Murkrays to rank up until you can get the Glappid bait. Then farm glappid for very good amounts of standing.

Mining was never an optimal strategy for standing in PoE. Just like fishing, on other hand, isn't the best way to rank up in Fortuna. Animal Conservation and Mining are. Either way best luck.

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After some testing, I found the easiest and fastest way to mining in PoE is actually messing up the mining process deliberately. Do not attempt to do the perfect timing. Instead just start and count down and immediately stop. This way you still get around 40% of what you get for perfect, while saving a lot of time. It works excellently especially when you can reliably find a lot of veins to mine. One such spot can be found at the west side pool cave. Go there, quickly exhaust all veins and reset.

If in case you need not only the common ore/gems but also the rare ones, tap the spot, check if there is the special bracket. If yes, finish the bracket. Otherwise let it go. This way you get all qualities of materials.

Of course, if this method is used too widely, DE might tune down the quantity. Enjoy while you have it.

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5 hours ago, (PS4)Hikuro-93 said:

I get where you're coming from but... You chose to rank it up by mining. There are other ways to do it. I'd just try and get the Murkray bait as soon as you can, and use Murkrays to rank up until you can get the Glappid bait. Then farm glappid for very good amounts of standing.

Mining was never an optimal strategy for standing in PoE. Just like fishing, on other hand, isn't the best way to rank up in Fortuna. Animal Conservation and Mining are. Either way best luck.

They might be talking about the items needed to rank up when you reached the standing required, as they're talking about having to get specific ores/gems.

Although, I personally would just kill Tusk Thumpers, they're easy to kill, just use something that slows them. They drop the ores/gems/fish items you need other than the fish scales, but at least for those you can just get any fish while fishing rather than a specific fish.

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Exploiter orb. OV Fish and gem table 300% drop.

Thumper. PoE Fish and gem table 400% drop.

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mining is definitely easier during the day, you get disturbed less by roaming Vomvalysts and don't have to avoid Eidolons. farming Thumpers is a good idea as well, they have a good chance to drop some of the gems you might need.

if it's night-time, and you need rep that badly, Norg fishing works wonders for me.

 

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Worse part of mining is the @W#$@#$%^% auidibles, not everyone hears, why not make it a visual queue.    there are a hell of a lot more hearing impaired people playing then blind people.

 

Sometimes the arrogance of the dev's is just annoying.

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You can run around Plains of Eidolon hoping to find a Thumper instead. You mine Thumpers with weapons and sanity.

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16 minutes ago, Kyronz said:

Worse part of mining is the @W#$@#$%^% auidibles, not everyone hears, why not make it a visual queue.    there are a hell of a lot more hearing impaired people playing then blind people.

 

Sometimes the arrogance of the dev's is just annoying.

If you have the mining tool equipped, the amount of active spots nearby show up on the left of the HUD. Also, if you equip any form of loot radar, the locations are marked on your minimap. Your post annoyed me greatly.

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14 minutes ago, Alkarnus said:

If you have the mining tool equipped, the amount of active spots nearby show up on the left of the HUD. Also, if you equip any form of loot radar, the locations are marked on your minimap. Your post annoyed me greatly.

The poster might mean annoying Grineer patrols that spout gibberish when they see you. Also dropships that drop the annoying Grineer patrols and the Dargyns that fly by. Unless the radar is visible in the HUD while mining? Even so, it's got limited range...

EDIT: Oh and also the vein finder is an audible. It's like a Geiger Counter and speeds up in beep sounds when near a vein. But that shows in the radar too.

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vor 15 Stunden schrieb Firetempest:

Exploiter orb. OV Fish and gem table 300% drop.

Thumper. PoE Fish and gem table 400% drop.

So does it count if I fight the thumper for nightwave? 🤔

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12 minutes ago, (XB1)GaussPrime said:

So does it count if I fight the thumper for nightwave? 🤔

You're right! It should be modified to:

Mine or pickup 6 rare gems in Plains of Eidolon.

 

Then the Thumpers will apply.

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vor 4 Minuten schrieb nslay:

You're right! It should be modified to:

Mine or pickup 6 rare gems in Plains of Eidolon.

 

Then the Thumpers will apply.

That actually sounds good, same with fish.. damn, can someone push this to feedback? ^^

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nah mining is much better than the whole cutting out the shape that was quite hard for us console players.
mining now has the heat the rock up an you get it which is so much better.

there no reason to get the first two mining tools in cetus as can just go to fortuna an get that mining tool 😄 an your set till you can earn the 3rd tier one

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15 hours ago, Kyronz said:

Worse part of mining is the @W#$@#$%^% auidibles, not everyone hears, why not make it a visual queue.    there are a hell of a lot more hearing impaired people playing then blind people.

 

Sometimes the arrogance of the dev's is just annoying.

You mean like putting little markers on your minimap to show ore deposits within 50m of your location? 

Why, what a fantastic idea. Now all we need is for them to remove the feature that's already in the game, so that they can put it back in, to make you happy. 

 

 

Sometimes the arrogance of people is just amazing. 🙄

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15 hours ago, nslay said:

You can run around Plains of Eidolon hoping to find a Thumper instead. You mine Thumpers with weapons and sanity.

There's active complaints about the thumper being "too hard to kill". I don't agree with them, but given the nature of this complaint, I'm not sure that going after thumpers wouldn't lead to another rant. 

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I don't see anything bad about the mining. It's actually a nice break from doing Bounty farming or just fighting enemies in the game.

Mining way before Fortuna was released was more frustrating with the previous mechanic than the current one. Before, you had to trace a loop around the mineral node you mine, which, even with the upgraded mining tools, took time and made mining turn into a grind for rare gems that lasted too long. It's become a lot simpler, faster, and easier to mine with just requiring the player to hit their left-click at the right time, which requires less of an effort.

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You want to rank up with the ostron? Glappid is the best for that and I'll sell them to you just for 1 platinum for 6 of them, a deal just for you

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You know you can just do bounties and play the game normally to level up with them right...?

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18 minutes ago, Learicorn said:

You know you can just do bounties and play the game normally to level up with them right...?

You can't move to next tier without offerings that you get from mining

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16 minutes ago, InfinitusPhoenix said:

You can't move to next tier without offerings that you get from mining

Oh but they ask for ludicrously low amounts of resources to level up

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Thumpers were put out there exactly for people who don't like mining / fishing, you can go farm those.

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