Morning ladies and gentlemen and threk,
As an avid moon miner running a decent number of Athanors on a few moons, I have noticed a slight dive in the price of minerals as supply of once “high risk, high reward” ore and minerals have become abundant in the market. As a trader of produced goods and raw materials, I find that unsettling.
I would like to propose a self declared solution that would turn mining operations for higher yields of abc ore into a once again “higher risk, higher reward” gameplay.
Reaction services are not available for 0.5 or higher space for good reason, a health concern. Why not consider the effects of a moon drill on a heavily populated Athanor in high security space. Thus CONCORD steps in and regulates moon drilling equipment to a less potent and less dangerous drill, thus rendering the current drill banned in high security space.
This new drill, due to having been less potent and such, would allow extraction of the regional variant of ore (i.e. veldspar, scordite, kernite, plag etc.) to be in every extraction in their high yield variant, but have the scanned ore (i.e. flawless ark, brilliant gniess etc.) have a ‘probability’ of spawning during their extraction along side their standard variant (i.e ark, gniess etc), by that I mean the yield will vary by extraction, to further provide an example. 0.5 is the yield of arkonor found on the moon, but without special rigs and RNG Jesus on your side, you may only get anywhere between 0.0-0.5 of the extraction, with more roids favoring arkonor over flawless arkonor.
a Jackpot extraction would be a miners dream, as you would obtain the full yield of the arkonor, with all roids being ‘flawless’. Moon ore extraction would remain untouched, as that was the point in the first place to allow moon mining in high sec to balance the market.
This would require industrial corporations to either join null and have even more fun, become slaves to a low sec alliance, or schedule mining operations around a high sec moon that will yield r8 moon ore and the possibility of abc ore with more standard variants than high yield variants.
Call the drill the “Demeter Drill”! lol