BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

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BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by PaperDog » Mon, 11. Jan 21, 23:59

Honestly... I cant stay awake; literally; as I search asteroids for glitter rocks. Is there NO OTHER WAY to obtain the crystals, which I need for this Paranid Palace mission? I'm seriously about to slip into an episode of narcolepsy here...
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by xant » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:28

Press Shift+1, Shift+2, Shift+3 and Shift+4 in a fast succession, that should change your mode and keep you awake for a bit.

Other than that there is no way (that I know of) to get those crystals aside from mining them.

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by Novia Star » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:48

Listen to some "ROCK" music. LOL. I recommend Stone temple pilots... lol i did it again.
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by GCU Grey Area » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:51

If you're playing an unmodified 3.30 game you can also get crystals from some of the Ventures.

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by dtpsprt » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:53

I seriously recommend editing your save file...

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by Dachmich » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 01:49

If you take control of one of the larger mining ships the lazers auto target/destroy all asteroids you get close to. The rate at which you find them is relatively quick but I recommend DO NOT use cargo drones as they will simply play bumper cars trying to dock.

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by Nort The Fragrent » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 02:48

Use your common sence ! Dont do the mission. !
Some things in the game are not worth the bother !
Go get some sleep.

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by PaperDog » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 04:22

Dachmich wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 01:49
If you take control of one of the larger mining ships the lazers auto target/destroy all asteroids you get close to. The rate at which you find them is relatively quick but I recommend DO NOT use cargo drones as they will simply play bumper cars trying to dock.
I used my own miner as you have described... Perhaps I'm in the wrong asteroid field. Any sectors I should look at?
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by PaperDog » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 04:22

dtpsprt wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:53
I seriously recommend editing your save file...
Which tag should I search on?
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by PaperDog » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 04:24

Novia Star wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:48
Listen to some "ROCK" music. LOL. I recommend Stone temple pilots... lol i did it again.
I saw what you did there... lol
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by Lord Crc » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 04:42

I fire up my travel drive, then disengage flight assist. I then drift through the sector while looking at the rocks around me. It's more to do so not quite as mind numbing, and I also get to more quickly check the rocks that spin slowly.

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by dtpsprt » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 16:50

PaperDog wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 04:22
dtpsprt wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 00:53
I seriously recommend editing your save file...
Which tag should I search on?
It's in your <inventory> they are "ware ware="inv_crystal_01"> 01 through 05 all kinds of crystal. If you have just one of these just search for it. If not search for $PlayerTaxi, inventory is close to this point

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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 16:58

At that point, I think this thread can go over to spoilers.
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by PaperDog » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 17:39

Alan Phipps wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 16:58
At that point, I think this thread can go over to spoilers.
Really? You call this a "spoiler"?
To me, A spoiler would imply the exposure of a critical (hence, meaningful) subplot to a significant and meaningful main plot. If you are even calling this crystal hunt a meaningful sub plot, then surely you guys could have added more intrigue and sensible options to it? As it currently stands, ( unless people actually enjoy navigating aimlessly through the open map), this mind numbing exercise only serves to 'kill' the spirit of the intended bigger objective. Sorry, I'm just being honest. ( In my opinion), it would have been better to offer an explicit, tactical procedure and challenge, like... You can get 'x crystals' by taking out enemies 'near' a 'pirate base', located in x sector; You can purchase Y crystals for the mere sum of 1,000,000,000 from the HOP faction, etc... Or even through a sub-series of activities to unlock various paths... ANYTHING but wandering the map , hoping to get lucky. My point being, I think this hardly qualifies as a 'spoiler' But thats just my own opinion :p
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Re: BOREDOM OF MINING FOR CRYSTALS

Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 18:08

You find crystal hunting boring and want a hint, cheat or short cut, and that's fine. Others don't want a cheat nor to be tempted by any quick fix. It was a toss up whether it moved to S&M or Spoilers and the latter won.

BTW, it's not 'my' game and I'm not 'you guys' who can influence the game design; I'm just a player like you who happens to have volunteered to moderate the forum too. :wink:
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