So I fired up Elite: Dangerous this weekend to see if the Void Opal mining rush was still in effect. There was a patch recently that was said to have adjusted supply and demand in mining, so I wanted to test it out.
It’s still extremely profitable to do core mining for Void Opals. I found a system buying them for 600k each. Its not the 900k I was getting before but still worth the time.
I quickly ran into the reason I left the game last year though. I just couldn’t find anything I wanted to do. I’ve dabbled in the engineers, took 1000 ly+ voyages, gained some guardian tech, and made tons of money. Basically I’ve done everything that doesn’t require a grind fest. I really enjoy the combat in the game, but the missions that require killing NPC’s require you to kill 40-50 of them to make any real money.
I’d like to start the thargoid stuff. Do you need to grind a bunch of guardian tech to be able to kill them? Maybe that’s where I need to investigate until the player carriers are released later this year.
Also if anyone is looking to get started in this game I can give you a cash boost to get going quickly. @Navynuke99 hooked me up with some minerals to jumpstart my career and it really made the early game a lot more fun.