Turning Strip Miners on and off

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wjsmalljr
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Turning Strip Miners on and off

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Why is the bot turning my strip miners on and off until the capacitor is dead? Love to know it works before i drop money on it.
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Re: Turning Strip Miners on and off

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wjsmalljr wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 11:54 pm Why is the bot turning my strip miners on and off until the capacitor is dead? Love to know it works before i drop money on it.
So that is a feature to help with asteroids being depleted, basically in the eve world the only way to know if the asteroid is "empty" is only when a new mining cycle begins, which is a bummer because you could waste an entire cycle and only yield a tiny amount because the previous cycle drained it down to 99%, and only 1% remained on the next cycle, but you have to wait a full 180s or whatever the cycle is to find out the asteroid was nearly empty. So if you cycle faster, you can find out quicker and move to a new asteroid.

You can disable the cycling by entering 0 and 0 into the cycle times. Other option is to give your mining ship more capacitor so the cycling doesn't hurt it as much.
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