Semi-Daily Mining Ops for 3.12

Black Sunder

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If you've been on discord you know this already but if people haven't. This is for when 3.12 goes Live.

Semi-Daily Mining Ops

Mining Team:

2 Moles - Crew 6
2 Prospectors - Crew 2
3 Scout/Additional Fighter - Crew 3

Escort Team:

1 Station Overwatch/Beacon - Crew 1
3 - Escorts: 2 Fighters, 1 Eclipse - Crew 3

Total People - 15

Just to be clear this is just to start out and will probably change composition after the first time. Its escort heavy for a reason. Beginning in 3.12 we're going to see a LOT more people at Lagrange Point Rest Stops which is where most of these will take place and there will likely be people looking to make trouble. Those people will be asked to leave with laser, cannon shell, missile, and torpedo.

Op Times

These would be done on both weekdays and weekends. Weekdays would be in the evening US Central Time and weekends in the afternoon, same time zone.

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Role Explanations:

Mole -
Does the mining with an eye toward going as quickly as possible, simple enough.

Scout/Fighter - Prowls the asteroids looking for mineables. The goal now is to be omnivorous now that refining is in, therefore ANY mineable will do.

Station Overwatch/Beacon - Single fighter stationed slightly above and around the Rest Stop/Orbital Station 10km from the station opposite where the mining is. This is to allow the Mole to lock onto this person for quantum jump and immediately be within the station’s defenses and closer to a pad than may normally be allowed just by jumping to the station alone. Will switch out with escorting fighters as they bring the mole in after each run.

Escorts - Should be moving around the Mole at a good distance(10-15km) looking out for any hostiles. The Eclipse is there for heavy support to destroy or cripple larger ships. Silent but deadly.

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Notes so far:

If the Mole is radar locked, that will trigger a cessation of mining and it will begin alignment to jump out. Escorts would immediately close in to the Mole while pinging the area to try to identify hostiles. Station Overwatch and Scout will jump/fly to the Mole to help secure the area. The Eclipse should not engage unless needed. Lets leave that as a surprise as much as possible.

The Eclipse’s first target will be Cutlass Blue or Mantis interdictors followed by medium and larger ships.

Team so far:

@Black Sunder
@Schmokey
@Chromeninja
@Red_Boomstick
@Lukiferrex
@Lima-Seven
@LoicFarris
@Colosus
@Doyzer
@Alia_and_Gotin
@Thalstan
@Gotin
@VFV
@IndigoSparkles
@Makimera
@Megasonni
@BryerB
@Darrackem
@marcsand2

Still looking for more people for either mining or escort. Just reply below. People wishing to do escort be mindful it will be A LOT OF SITTING AROUND most of the time. Its not glamorous but will be lucrative in the long run and worth your time.

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Further expansion to additional roles in this order:

1 Mole(remove Prospectors)
3 Escorts + Upgrading one to be heavier(MIS/similar)
 
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Alia_and_Gotin

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I would love to be part of a Mole crew or Prospector, Gotin would be up for escort duty or he's a damned good Mole pilot. Our work schedules often make hooking up with folks really difficult but if it can work out we'll be up for it.

I have a Mole I can contribute if needed as well as a Prospector.
 
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Thalstan

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I would be glad to come, but it would probably be weekends only. I can bring a prospector, mole with 2 people (alt I use for crewing the mining laser, or escort/support/scout ships. I can also crew a mole mining turret or a defense turret on a different ship.
 

Gotin

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I'd be happy to be a Mole pilot, especially if we have scouts to guide to rocks (that would be a new experience for me lol). I am also perfectly happy to pull escort. I've played sims back in the day so am used to escort duty. A successful escort mission is one were nothing happens ;) Sure it's boring but the whole point of escort is to >deter< anyone....and then if they're stupid enough to try, fall upon them like the mailed fist of God. To this end I have a MIS and Titan I can offer. Maybe in the MIS I could be a stand off platform and *gasp* actually serve the gunboat role for once in this damned game. I also have a cutlass blue but have never played with it's nerf so I'd need to practice that a little. I also apparently have a cutlass black that, I have no idea where it came from. Oh, and a prospector as well.

Our days off are sundays and mondays and during the week we get home around 9-10pm EST and turn in around 2am...ish. This is also the reason we've not attended any of the courses on combat.
 

VFV

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Not sure if this is useful or not but it would be fun to escort/guard for sure. I only have a Hammerhead and MSR though. And still learning the game. Just recently started jumping in, even though I backed it soooooooooooooooooo long ago lol.
 

IndigoSparkles

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I might be able to hop into a Mole mining turret on occasion. I tend to function on more of a swing shift (PST) for work, so it will depend on the timing. But if it lines up, I'd be happy to take part
 

Makimera

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I would gladly join, Timezones might be a issue tho, since im CET (Central european time)
Focus on mining or scaning since i suck at dogfighting :)
 

Megasonni

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Me me me. But I'm also concerned about the timezones, but mostly about when do I get online again. I'm dismantling my rig for moving abroad on next week and most likely I'll get it online earliest at February, but I imagine this idea doesn't die in just a couple of months :)

EDIT: Oh, and Prospector is my way, but can do pewpew with something I think. I just suck at it.
 

Thalstan

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One thing you might want to have (if you want to roll this way) is claim enforcer(s).

Kick those who might want to cause trouble (or outsiders who mine under our protection without contributing) out even before they lock people up. Ideally, these people will already have crime stats and have enough of those people that a BH or two can be driven off/destroyed.

Alternatively, offer protection for other miners outside so long as they pay an hourly fee (enforced by above enforcers). Say 10-20k per hour. Once they pay, they come into the group and can use our quantum beacons, etc to get to the station quickly. Might be a good choice to coordinate with Yellow Jackets.
 
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BryerB

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This is awesome, i'd join yall as well. Have a bucc, and freelancer MIS for fighters / scouts. Prefer to help escort, but also happy to man a turret if needed. I'm flexible on time, this all sounds fun!
 

BUTUZ

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8 people and one mole?!?!

Get 8 people and 8 moles and we'll be billionaires soon!!!

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marcsand2

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I seem to have more people interested than I was expecting so Ill need to think on how to adjust the roles
Split up in 2 teams. When shit hits the fan for one team, then the miners of the 2nd team can go in safety and their protection can help out the 1st team.

CET, so CST afternoon would be doable for me. I'm a very bad miner
 

BryerB

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Could always think of a ground mining crew if we have a lot of ppl.

They'll need fighters, escorts, and could have scouts, transportation for ROCs, and 1 - 3 ROCs
 
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