Does ‘AFK’ mining really exist? Or is what people are bent about really bottling?
I’ve been playing this game off and on for years, mostly doing combat focused stuff, but recently I decided to try out an aspect of the game that I never dug into before, mining.
Now I’ve been back a bit over a month, and I’ve been zapping internet space rocks in my procurer most of that time, and I just don’t see the AFK there.
Sure, mining doesn’t take a lot of attention compared to combat, but it does take attention.
You have to adjust your position regularly, change targets every few minutes. Fly out and back to drop the ore somewhere. It’s not a lot to do, but to do it efficiently at all, you have to be there to keep an eye on it. I can only imagine how much more attention it takes to do when multiboxing a fleet of miner ships.
So really it seems that the only way to actually ‘AFK’ mine is to run some kind of bot.
Now I hate bottlers in games, I’m with the angry mob about that. It just seems there is some confusion about what it is people are mad about.