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Internal Security Service Viper just rammed my Hauler shuttle to destruction outside a starport.

Joke is on them, I took the free Sidewinder and it saved me almost 200ly.
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LMAO

I have discovered that ramming a dangerous Python target to death not only completes the mission, but said Python and it's 2 wing members totally refuse to see me as an enemy throughout.

Did pickup the bounty though.
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Originally Posted by Wihglah View Post

LMAO

I have discovered that ramming a dangerous Python target to death not only completes the mission, but said Python and it's 2 wing members totally refuse to see me as an enemy throughout.

Did pickup the bounty though.

Rammed them with what exactly? A cutter?
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Is it worth it to buy a Hauler and start finding rare minerals and/or trading instead of bounty hunting? I'm really trying to get some cash, and bounty hunting is great, but is there another way to get a similar amount of money with other things? I just bought a Viper MkIV, and have been having a blast with it. But is it better to get a different ship for mining? Can you make good money mining? I think it would be cool to find a place where a ton of gold or other worthy minerals are and mine the crap out of them.

Trading, seems to me, to be a worthy thing to get into once you have a ship that costs millions.
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Originally Posted by n4p0l3onic View Post

Rammed them with what exactly? A cutter?

My Python

A grade shield with 3 x Shield boosters and a Hull package.
With a few shield cells at the right moment.

It takes 3-4 good hits to take down the shields, pop a shield cell and hit him again another 3 or 4 times. Bam.

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Originally Posted by DemonicTaco View Post

Is it worth it to buy a Hauler and start finding rare minerals and/or trading instead of bounty hunting? I'm really trying to get some cash, and bounty hunting is great, but is there another way to get a similar amount of money with other things? I just bought a Viper MkIV, and have been having a blast with it. But is it better to get a different ship for mining? Can you make good money mining? I think it would be cool to find a place where a ton of gold or other worthy minerals are and mine the crap out of them.

Trading, seems to me, to be a worthy thing to get into once you have a ship that costs millions.

Short answer - yes.

Start with rares trading. Work up to a 40 tonne capacity. A Cobra is a good choice, make it fast and you can outrun anything.


Hit up Lave, Leesti, Diso and Uszaa.

Then head out to AZ Cancri, Fujin, Zeessze, and George Pantasis.

Sell at Uszaa and Fujin.

Watch out for the Evil juice though, I think it's illegal in AZ Cancri.

There are a few others to hit up as well ,but it's been a while since I did it.
Edited by Wihglah - 1/26/16 at 5:39am
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Originally Posted by DemonicTaco View Post

Is it worth it to buy a Hauler and start finding rare minerals and/or trading instead of bounty hunting? I'm really trying to get some cash, and bounty hunting is great, but is there another way to get a similar amount of money with other things? I just bought a Viper MkIV, and have been having a blast with it. But is it better to get a different ship for mining? Can you make good money mining? I think it would be cool to find a place where a ton of gold or other worthy minerals are and mine the crap out of them.

Trading, seems to me, to be a worthy thing to get into once you have a ship that costs millions.

I found that mining was very relaxing and a decent way of making money. Look for Painite missions, they usually offer up some crazy credits for just a few tons of the stuff.
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I found that mining was very relaxing and a decent way of making money. Look for Painite missions, they usually offer up some crazy credits for just a few tons of the stuff.

So long as you don't mine in a RES.

Seriously, every time I see someone doing that I shake my head. Then offer to protect them for a cut of their profits...

With the bounties I take and a few tonnes of metal here and there I often make more than the miner.
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So long as you don't mine in a RES.

Seriously, every time I see someone doing that I shake my head. Then offer to protect them for a cut of their profits...

With the bounties I take and a few tonnes of metal here and there I often make more than the miner.

You can mine anywhere there are rich veins of precious ore. I normally jump in right outside of a Hazardous RES where there are less pirates and more floating and mindless mining.

Use limpets to do the collection work for you... yes it's time consuming, but it's a much different style of playing than going in will all guns blazing. You may be shaking your head, but it's safe money if you're not floating in a pirate-populated RES.
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You can mine anywhere there are rich veins of precious ore. I normally jump in right outside of a Hazardous RES where there are less pirates and more floating and mindless mining.

Use limpets to do the collection work for you... yes it's time consuming, but it's a much different style of playing than going in will all guns blazing. You may be shaking your head, but it's safe money if you're not floating in a pirate-populated RES.

You missed my point.

I know you don't have to mine in a RES, that was my pint. You can mine anywhere in the ring. Pick a good one and go nuts, just avoid the RES completely, drop into the ring by driving straight at it at slow speed (emergency drop below 1MM/s will do no damage) and no one will trouble you.

I shake my head when I find CMDRs mining in the RES - you will spend half your time fighting off pirates.
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So long as you don't mine in a RES.

Seriously, every time I see someone doing that I shake my head. Then offer to protect them for a cut of their profits...

With the bounties I take and a few tonnes of metal here and there I often make more than the miner.

I also found that weird. However, did you know that the colors of the asteroid belt indicate what stuff you're going to find there? If you find a striped ring, land in the dark spots for metals and such.

I didn't know that until recently.
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