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Mining Skill

Postby RAM » Fri May 04, 2018 6:18 pm

I just hit mining skill of 290. I know there are a couple with a higher level. I just spent wasted time doing some figuring.

To get to level 290, I needed to successfully mine approximately 42195 asteroids (known from here on as rocks).

https://www.miniwebtool.com/sum-of-positive-integers-calculator/?n1=1&n2=290

Our chance of getting a mining increase is 1 in skill level. So each skill level, it means we would, at average, have to mine the number of rocks of our skill level to get a 1 in that skill level chance to get the next level up.

If each large rock takes 39-40 seconds to mine(yes I mined a LOT of smaller rocks, but want to go for the big numbere here. I will use 39 seconds.), This means I mined 1,645,605 seconds, or 27,427 minutes, or 457 hours, or 19 days.

I also estimate that it take sabout 20 seconds to get to the next rock to start mining. I think this is a very conservative number. So taking 1 minute per rock, this means I spent 42195 minutes, or 703 hours, or 29 days mining rocks. This is just mining, not finding fields.
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby Rhavenwing » Sat May 05, 2018 11:47 am

You could also have mined much more or much less. A chance is just that, Chance. You could very well have had 2 or 3 out of 290 in some cases or none in 290. The 1 in every skill level is not a guarantee, just a chance. (Speaks a bitter rhaven with a 178 mining skill.)
lol Granted I don't mine as much as you Mr. President...
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby RAM » Sat May 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Rhavenwing wrote:You could also have mined much more or much less. A chance is just that, Chance. You could very well have had 2 or 3 out of 290 in some cases or none in 290. The 1 in every skill level is not a guarantee, just a chance. (Speaks a bitter rhaven with a 178 mining skill.)
lol Granted I don't mine as much as you Mr. President...
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Correct. I was using approximates. I popped another level last night, so 291 now.

Over time, it does have a way to average out. I fear it will be 500-1000 more rocks before my next level up now. :lol:

Your 1.54 cents are more then welcome, because this was a total waste of time anyway. Just having fun with numbers! 8-)

Here was Jam's response to my bloviating:

<jam> that's cool
<jam> I like that people spend so much time in our game doing something that's low impact, relaxing and doesn't hurt anyone

I didn' have the heart to tell him that trying not to blow up that massive prom yet get every drop of promethium is NOT relaxing!! :lol:
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby Wulf » Sat May 05, 2018 5:50 pm

Haha

i would consider popping in now and then if i could mine ;p

i realize i am now inactive but if there are changes in the future the SC is an issue, u can't spend them on things like a week of mining for example they just constantly drop as the colonies eat the points.

and congradz on uber miner status :D

may have to contract u to do my mining
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby RAM » Wed May 09, 2018 7:54 pm

And popped 293 last night.
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby RAM » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 pm

Seems we have a few dropping in from time to time. I have mostly been spending my morning EST time in game. I plan to do some mining in the evenings for a while. School is back in most US states. I think the chances are more that there will be newer players in the evening more. Want to try to be a little more present so will spend that time mining. Need to replenish some of my nio and tin stocks anyway. Also still searching for more rare fields.

Oh, MS now at 298. Need to pop that 300 number. :)
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby Mooncrest » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:11 pm

I have found that I can get two or three skill points in short order than have to wait months before getting another. Probably why my MS is still 227. :D
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby RAM » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Mooncrest wrote:I have found that I can get two or three skill points in short order than have to wait months before getting another. Probably why my MS is still 227. :D


I keep telling Jam that Rand is evil. He does not agree. He claims he is just a tool, neither good nor evil.

THIS IS JUST FLAT WRONG when it doesn't go my way. When it does, Rand is quite good.
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby Mooncrest » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:53 pm

RAM wrote:
Mooncrest wrote:I have found that I can get two or three skill points in short order than have to wait months before getting another. Probably why my MS is still 227. :D


I keep telling Jam that Rand is evil. He does not agree. He claims he is just a tool, neither good nor evil.

THIS IS JUST FLAT WRONG when it doesn't go my way. When it does, Rand is quite good.

Agreed, especially as I always seem to be on the wrong end of the distribution curve :D
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Re: Mining Skill

Postby RAM » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:19 pm

Replenished most of my nio last night. Will take 2 nights for tin, I suspect. No MS increase yet. :twisted:

Some of my fields have pretty high yield. The Silicon filter will be nice. I may even mine in a Orphan once they are ingame. Will be much easier to turn and we can still get close to 90k into the ship. Hard to get past that with big rocks now in the lev.
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