Entropia Universe | Mining Cyrene Part 4 Upside Down

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It was only a matter of time before my luck had run out. Up till this point, I was having quite an epic series of mining runs on Cyrene. My storage was getting full and I could not use all of it at this point. Still, I wanted to explore more.

As someone who has mined for quite a few years in Entropia Universe. I sometimes get that strange feeling I should get out of an area. Since I’m here to explore and see what kind of different ores and enmatters I can find. I ignored that feeling.

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I ended up returning to that cold place I was in the last run. I did move a bit away to a different section of it. The last time I did not get a fair exploration of the entire area since I hit such a dense pocket of finding on my last mining trip.

So I continued mining. The claims were few and far between which is never a good sign. On top of that, I was finding quite a few smaller claims as well. That should have been a red flag to get the heck out. Again though I wanted to see what else I could find here. Sometimes you just got to pay a price for such information.

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I ended up mining in a bit riskier areas to use if that changed anything. I would mind around packs of creatures that required me to summon out my claim to extract it. The only thing I did not do is drop probes in the middle of packs of creatures.

The creatures found in these parts were the higher level or I simply lacked the damage type of gear to deal with. I also discovered where some rather higher-end players have been farming a certain creature for as long as I have been on Cyrene. I believe they need the drops to make some plate or armor upgrades.

I ended up getting six or seven no find claims in a row. That is when I noticed a green dot flash ahead of me on my mini-radar before going off the radar. I jumped into my Sleipnir ship and flew towards where I saw them. As I suspected it was another player mining.

I deiced that was enough for me to move to another area. I was mining during the middle of the day instead of my usual late hours. So there were a lot more players online and it appears quite a few of them that are on Cyrene mine. As it did not seem many were hunting.

I flew back to the teleporter to get out of this area. That is when I noticed another person sitting at the revival station. They had an extractor out and must have been killing while afk. Then another player landed and they pulled out a mining finder.

I still don’t understand why so many players were all mining in this area. I did not find anything that amazing in terms of high markup materials. Perhaps I’ll try mining in this area again at some point or take a better look at what I did find to make sure I’m not undervaluing something.

Either way that was way too many players mining in one area for my comfort. I could not get out of that area fast enough. While I had dropped a few probes in there I at least stopped before it would become hard to recover from without getting a global.

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The next areas I ended up checking out had some breathtaking views. It was a lot more rocky and mining on the size of mountains than I have been doing. I even managed to find even more Cyrene-only resources that I have not seen yet that I also needed for crafting or daily mission turn-ins.

The mining was also a little better but not amazing. I kind of have been expecting to hit a really bad run. Just with how many mining globals I’ve gotten on Cyrene it makes me think mining here would be more volatile than I’m using elsewhere.

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It seems even the game was taking a little pity on me with how my run was going. I kept finding over and over again fruits and other things you can collect that randomly spawn on the ground. While they sure would not make up for it. I always collect them anyways while I’m mining. They slowly added up to a little something over time.

Towards almost the end of my run, I ended up finding a size 11 of crude oil. While not a global it at least helped to soften how bad this run was going. Who knows maybe there will be a shortage of oil in the marketplace here and I can scalp the oil prices for those externally desperate.

While a lot of planets out there you could drop a probe almost anywhere and find oil if you run out for your ship. Cyrene is a bit different and you would probably find one of their enmatters instead. While oil remains one of my bigger stacks for enmatter I find it a lot less than I would on another planet.

Final Thoughts

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I was half expecting this run to be a total dumber fire of losses with the way it started. Switching to a different location and getting that decent oil find at the end almost saved this run. After markup, I would end up breaking even on probes dropped but being out the decay on my finder and extractor.

Only getting a slight loss for finding out where another enmatter I want is located. Getting a very broad idea of where some other mining materials can be found was well worth it. I still however have quite a lot more mining to do on this planet before I focus on any area.

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