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Author Topic: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?  (Read 1191 times)

Techpriest

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[GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:35:25 AM »

You're wondering when to stop your tech-mining when ruins become literally unattainable.

Well, you should never stop during your first month obviously because in THIS easy to read the table, I'll help you out.

Vast Ruins are the base ruins. The default amount and rate that you should be getting in a month. The bold is important, take note!
Extensive Ruins yield only 60% of a typical Vast Ruin's month.
Widespread Ruins yield only 35% of a typical Vast Ruin's month.
Scattered Ruins yield only 20% of a typical Vast Ruin's month.

On the first month, the ruins are untapped and yield out 10x of their usual drops while yielding like a vast ruin regardless of ruin type. Let's suppose you're the type of guy who wants to tech-mine everything to the bitter source. Now when should you stop tech-mining, the information is up to you when you feel the odds do not balance out the upkeep.
MonthsScatteredWidespreadExtensiveVast
1st300%450%700%1100%
2nd18%31%54%90%
14th9%17%29%48%
27th5%8%15%25%
59th0%1%3%5%
70th0%0%1%2%
80th0%0%0%1%
90th0%0%0%0%

Wait, what if I don't want to EVER stop tech-mining?
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"techMiningDecay":0.95, # monthly multiplier reducing effectiveness of tech-mining ops
Ctrl-F this code in your setting.json and change the 0.95 to a higher number or 1.00 for no decay, or... higher than 1 if you want tech-mining to increase...

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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 11:55:09 AM »

The most important point is when ruins stop giving blueprints or AI cores. All other loot can be easily acquired in other ways, save for some rare weapons.

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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 08:56:05 PM »

The most important point is when ruins stop giving blueprints or AI cores. All other loot can be easily acquired in other ways, save for some rare weapons.
yes, but I find my tech minings are mostly disappoint, only got blueprints in 1st 3 months, after that the best I got is 1 or 2 beta cores
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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 06:38:30 PM »

Once the message changes to "mostly combed through" or what not, I usually shut it down.  It's too unreliable to be worth much when you can get everything it provides more dependably from many other means.
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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2019, 12:25:20 AM »

"These ruins have been comprehensively combed over multiple times, there is little chance of a new find"
That's the signal to pack up.
The only time I'd ever ignore that is if I wanted a source of supplies and fuel.
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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 08:42:39 AM »

This will be extremely helpful for deciding on Tech-Mining times in the future. Thank you.
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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 02:54:19 PM »

Would be nice if this didn't count as an "industry" because its benefit is often extremely short term. (even the supplies and fuel it generates in the long term are so few to matter). I'd prefer if it was more of a "project" or "expedition" that takes a year and then is done, giving you everything in one lump sum without taking up an industry slot.
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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 12:33:22 AM »

Would be nice if this didn't count as an "industry" because its benefit is often extremely short term. (even the supplies and fuel it generates in the long term are so few to matter). I'd prefer if it was more of a "project" or "expedition" that takes a year and then is done, giving you everything in one lump sum without taking up an industry slot.

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Re: [GUIDE] When To Fully Stop Tech-Mining?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 03:51:50 AM »

Tech mines and the ruins modifier should remove themselves when they are entirely depleted. Maybe have a greyed out tech modifier icon to show what was once there.
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