Planetoid Mining is rather different from the asteroid mining in multiple ways.
What are PlanetoidsEdit
Planetoids are rather like moons but smaller. They are at least 15 times bigger than the biggest asteroid in BSGO and are easy to spot from quite a distance. They are large asteroid shaped rocks from which you can get much more resources from than the common asteroid.
How to mine oneEdit
Unlike asteroid mining, scanning them and then blowing them up with cannons, Planetoids are much too large to destroy and get the resources within efficiently. So instead you must cough up 100 cubits for a mining ship. Mining ships have 4,500 health and have no weapons whatsoever. It's up to you to defend them whilst they extract the goodies within the rock. If you leave a mining ship it will eventually be destroyed by NPCs forces or enemy players. While the Mining Ship is extracting the resources will be gained over time an be placed directly into your hold. You will gain resources from it no matter where you are or if you are offline. However if you are going solo it is most likely the mining ship will be destroyed and the rock will be taken by somone else. If you are in a squadron with other people the resources will be shared around and if able, help defend a rock that has been taken by someone else you will get some resources but not much.
It should be noted that the higher the threat level of the system you mine in, the planetoid will have a potentially higher yield of a particular resource than those in systems with a low threat level (e.g. planetoids in systems with a threat level of 20 have had planetoids yield over 50,000 units of a particular resource as opposed to 7,000 in a system with a threat level of 4). However, the higher threat level will see higher level NPC ships spawn more frequently than in lower level systems to attack the mining ship, and those ships will also tend to be of higher levels.
What can you extractEdit
You can extract the same resources as Asteroids but in a much bigger value.
- Water - Can be sold to earn cubits - Colour: Blue
- Tylium - Used to buy basic systems, upgrade owned systems,buy some ships, and fuel for ships to move and use FTL drives - Colour: Yellow
- Titanium - Used to repair your durability on your ship - Colour: Purple