New Player, need a few questions answered please!

General discussion for players of Oolite.

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Re: New Player, need a few questions answered please!

Post by Switeck »

snork wrote:
DenProject wrote:I was under the impression the cargo scoop was to collect fuel from a sun? What other uses does it have and is it actually worth collecting fuel from a sun rather than buying it? It is easy enough and cheap enough to dock then purchase is it not?
You can also get a mining laser, preferably on a side mount as it is rubbish for anything but mining, and then scoop asteroid remains and sell them. There's no big profit in it, but is a little mini-game like thingy, and is an excellent exercise in scooping things. And also trains orientation / IFF scanner understanding, without imminent dangers.
If you go the mining route, get Ore Processor OXP and possibly Asteroid Storm OXP to make asteroid mining more interesting.

Also I recommend against using a ship bigger than the Cobra 3 for mining if only because it's quite a chore to fill a Python's cargo bay by mining asteroids. :lol:

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Re: New Player, need a few questions answered please!

Post by DenProject »

Cheers guys, some really sound advice that I shall take on board! Thanks!

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