You take in the beautiful scenery of the deep purple gas giant while swimming through a sea of asteroids to pick the right one to begin mining. Keeping your eyes on your radar, wary of pirates that may appear. Finally you settle on working on a massive asteroid not far from your present position letting loose a prospecting limpet to bring back a read out of the asteroids properties before beginning the mining process. The asteroid’s surface shimmers as the limpet makes contact sending back the info needed, and you smile as if hitting the lottery; gliding in close to begin extracting ore.
For many Cmdrs. in the Elite Dangerous game, mining can be a boring, and uneventful evolution of switching between panels, monitoring ore intake, and scanning for danger. They would rather pass it up for more exciting and equally profitable (if not more dangerous) roles. And that’s fair, there’s no issue with that. Yet for the small few pilots that take up the role of mining it can be one of the easiest and worthwhile to begin with. It also lends itself into other passive forms of income within the game. That’s where the above video guide comes into play.
We’ll be doing a little bit of everything, and I’ll try to keep in a pretty simple format; but for now enjoy this first episode where we’ll cover some pretty simple basics.