Standing mining fleets are up 27/7 and provide multipe benefits for you compared to solo mining. Any pilot who belongs to any of our partner corporations is able to join the standing mining fleet.
The fleeting system in EVE is a game mechanism that makes it easier to maneuver several players at the same time, provide fleet broadcasts and boost the other fleet members. Fleets can be created at any time for any reason by any pilots. Different settings are used to allow different access types for other players to the fleet.
A fleet can only have one boss who determines he access settings and is able to change the MOTD message of the fleet. Besides the boss there can be several players in commander positions that are able to manipulate the players below them.
A fleet has three different layers in it but not all of them have to be used. One fleet can hold up to 256 pilots. On top of the fleet layers is the fleet commander (fleet) position. Below the fleet commander there can be up to 5 different wing commanders (wings). Again under each wing there can be up to 5 different squad commanders (squads) while each of these squads holds unlimited amount of players, up to the fleets maximum capacity. Each of the players holding a commander position is able to maneuver all of the members below themselves. This means that the fleet commander is able to warp the whole fleet of 256 players at same time while the wing commanders are able to warp only a total of 51 pilots (all the players in the 5 squads below him + him/herself).
When creating a new fleet the fleet only contains the minimum setup to host one squad of members which is: One fleet commander, one wing commander and one squad commander the member squad. The player holding the fleet boss status is able to create more wings and squads if needed.
Boosters in EVE (known as buffers in some MMOS) are players who are flying ships that are capable of fitting and using command burst modules. There are two different types of command bursts: mining and warfare. When loaded with ammunition these modules are able to increase the stats of the other players. In order for the other players to receive the boost two conditions will need to be filled: the players must be in the same fleet and they must be within the range of the command burst.
Command burst modules do not stack. For this reason only the strongest boost of each kind in fleet counts if there are several boosters on the same are of effect
LinkNet mining fleets have a standard setup so that it is easy for you to get into them and understand where and how they are operating.
The type of boost and its efficiency depends on the modules fitted on the boosting ship and the skill level of the booster. While most of the official Industry Commanders are all using our standard boosting fit and have the best possible skills for boosting you need to keep in mind that as it takes a long time to train up all of the boosting skills some of the boosters might not have yet the time to max all of their skills.
While in a LINE Mining fleet you will be receiving the following boost:
Mining Laser Field Enhancement– Increases range of mining lasers, strip miners, ice harvesters, gas harvesters, and survey scanners – Maximum Bonus +124%
Mining Laser Optimization– Reduces cycle time and capacitor use of mining lasers, strip miners, ice harvesters, and gas harvesters – Maximum Bonus -46.5%
Mining Equipment Preservation– Reduces volatility of mining crystals (the speed they break down) – Maximum Bonus -46.5%
There are three different ways for you to join a fleet. In order for you to be able to see and join a fleet without someone inviting you to it you will need to match the criteria set by the fleet boss. Since all the Mining Boosters in LinkNet have all of the community partner corporations (and the members in these corporations) set to be able to access and see the fleets by default there should be no problems for you to see any of the mining fleets, if there are any online.
LinkNet Mining Fleetor
LinkNet Public Mining Fleetdepending on the fleet type we have up.
Note that all official LinkNet fleet bosses should have a blue standing icon next to them. This way you can identify that the fleet has been raised by an actual LinkNet member and not by a fraud.
The easiest way for you to see any fleets available for you is to use the fleet finder window. You can only see the fleets that you are able to join by yourself in this window. If the fleet boss has incorrect settings or you are not on their “access list” for some reason there might be a fleet up and you would not see it in here.
Sometimes the mining fleet may be linked in the Eve LinkNet Partners channel MOTD. People may also drag and drop the fleet advert from the fleet finder window to chat channels to create direct links to the fleets. When you click on these links you will automatically join the fleet but only if you meet the set requirements (aka. you would see the fleet yourself on the fleet finder).
The only way for you to join a fleet that you can’t see in the fleet finder is for someone to directly invite you to it. Each player in the fleet is able to invite players directly in to the positions below their own position. The easiest way for a commander to do this is to drag and drop the name of the player from a chat window to the desired position. When you receive a direct invite a pop-up window will appear. You only have 120 seconds to accept this invitation or the invitation expires. The pop-up will remain on your screen until you close it or try to accept it but if the invitation has expired you will not be able to join the fleet.
This section will explain you the basics of operating as a member of the standing mining fleet. All players who are taking part in the standing mining fleet should follow the procedures explained in the following sections.
By following the procedures you will be eligible for ship replacements as well as make sure each miner in the fleet is threated equally.
The easiest way to warp to the grid is first check out what the current active moon/grid is. You can do this from AUTH calendar or by asking in the fleet chat.
Either warp 100km away from the active field, the refinery or use the bookmark folder for a warp in location. This allows you to see where the empty areas on the grid are. You want to avoid mining right next to another miner if possible. If you warp on a random fleet member instead you will need to re-locate yourself by bouncing to a bookmark and then back to an free asteroid area.
The majority of our mining happens in pre-scheduled moon mining fields. The extracted moon fields always explode a round radius away from the refinery. In order for efficient operating and mining we are using a set mining formation to mine in these fields.
When you land on a mining grid seek to try to find an asteroid that is not mined by any other player and that is as far away from the other playeres as possible.
If you are flying a booster ship you will start to mine fro mthe center of the ore field. This allows you to boost the whole radius of the ore field. It will also allow you to move less as you are in a slow drone mining ship. As the field gets mined out you will move outwards towards the edges of the field.
If you are flying any other mining ship than the boosters you will start mining from the outer edges of the ore field. As the field gets mined out you will circle towards the center. No ore should be left on the outer edges when miners reach the center.
Stay within the booster range, but at least 30km away from the boosters as long as possible. When all of the other ores on the field are mined out you can go within this range.
At no time should a miner be within 10km of the booster.
Do not mine the same asteroids as other miners. You may split your lasers on multiple rocks but should always aim to mine the closest rocks to your ship. Move your ship if needed closer to new rocks as the old ones deplate.
Once you have joined a fleet a new chat window and a fleet window will open. You will be using these windows to move yourself to the locations where the fleet is at and to receive the mining boost.
In most Mining fleets the booster is sitting in the highest possible position and is holding the boss start for the fleet. Since the booster has to be located where the mining is happening the easiest way to find your fleet members is to right click on the fleet commander in the fleet window and pressing warp to member.
If the mining fleet is not operating inside the same solar system that you are currently located you will need to move to the solar system before being able to warp on the booster!
After landing on the fleet you can start mining while remaining inside the range of the command burst ship. The best way to do this is to keep orbiting the command ship at range. Each minute the ship will send out an area of effect burst that will boost your mining attributes. Once your ore hold is full you simply empty it and repeat the steps.
If there is a booster on grid who uses our standard fit it should allow you to compress your ores on grid. This will greatly increase your mining times as you do not need to warp to a station to empty your cargo. A compressed ore takes 100 times less space than uncompressed ones.
To compress your ores simply be within the compression range of the booster, right click the items in your inventory and press compress.
The standing fleet uses a dedicated voice chat channel on our discord server. When you are mining in the standing fleet you should join the
Standing Fleet channel located under the public voice channels.
Voice comms are mainly used to inform you of incoming hostiles and you do not have to talk in there unless you want to.
Beeing on voice comms is a requirement to be eligible for SRP due to gank losses.
There are a few places where you can ask for people to raise mining fleets in case there are none online (aka. Visible on the fleet finder). You should always first seek to find fleets within the coalition and only after that fleets that are raised by our allied players.
The ultimately best way to ask
mining boosters to raise fleets is to do it in discord.
Discord is a third party chat and voice program which allows you to contact all those boosters that are not currently online but would otherwise be able to set up a fleet for you!
After registering and authenticating on discord you simply type
@booster orca pilot in the #linknet-general chat channel and ask them if anyone would be able to set up a fleet. Only ask once a while and never spam it in case no one is answering to you.
If you do not want to use discord for some reason or happen to see a Industry Commander online in Eve LinkNet Partners you can try to ask in there for them to raise a fleet. However the disadvantage in this compared to discord is that the players holding the role are not getting a notification for this and the message could easily scroll away. The second downside is that the players might be simply AFK or doing something else on some other accounts.
Miners have always been a target for gankers. As moon mining is only possible in 0.5 security status systems and bellow it means that a well fitted ganker or two can easily take down a mining ship in time.
You can and should always pre spawn CONCORD at the location where the mining fleet is operating. Each pre spawned concord will instantly take down any gankers within its range of less than 150 km. If the CONCORD is 150km away from you or more it will take it the default time for them to land on you to help you!
Each criminal activity in high sec space will be responded by one CONCORD units. This means that for one ganker one unit will spawn and for 50 gankers 50 units will spawn.
If you have pre spawned one CONCORD unit on grid with you and you get ganked by two gankers then the other ganker will be destroyed instantly while the other ganker will have the 20 seconds until a CONCORD unit is spawned on them in a 0.5 sec system. This means adding more CONCORD units on grid with you will increase your odds of surviving a gank.
The only way to spawn CONCORD at a location is to commit a criminal activity at that location. As commiting such activities will decrease your security standing it is not recommended to do these activities with your main character.
Instead you and the other members of the standing mining fleet should organize the use of alt characters to spawn multiple CONCORD units at the current mining location. To do this:
Once CONCORD has been prespawned at your mining location it can also be moved to another location by following the same methods as mentioned earlier. If somewhere in a system someone commits a criminal act the CONCORD that has been prespawned in the system will warp to them.
If you have prespawned CONCORD on your mining grid it also means gankers are forced to move them away from you before they can gank you. This will give you an clear warning that a gank is about to happen. In that case either respawn the CONCORD back or warp to safety.
Sometimes you lose your ship and that is perfectly normal in EVE. To try to avoid this you should follow the guidelines we have set in here for the standard mining fleet:
If despite these steps you lose your ship to a very well organized gank, then it is not your fault. In situations like this you can request for SRP.
Mining SRP covers losses for ganks in high sec space at the official mining fleet location for players who are in the mining fleet.
If you have followed all the rules you may apply for SRP on our AUTH in the general mining SRP https://auth.eve-linknet.com/ship-replacement/srp-link/2PITnmQHWhNVL9KP/view-srp-requests/
Once a normal asteroid belt has been mined empty you can use the belt tracking tool found on AUTH to update the status https://auth.eve-linknet.com/belttracker/
When you find an empty belt or if you mine the belt clean simply find the correct belt on the program and press on the clear button. This will change the belt status to red so that other miners do not need to check it after you.
All statuses will reset to green on downtime as the belts regenerates.
The goal of our mining fleets is to open up our communities mining services for both our community members and possibly also to the rest of EVE depending on the access level we set on the fleet.
Each day after downtime we will try to set up a mining fleet that would last until the next downtime. The first mining booster to set up to fleet doesn’t have to stay in the fleet for the whole day as the idea is to pass down the boss role when you have to log off.
To raise an official LN Mining fleet you need to hold a mining booster role (or another fleet commander role). After you have been accepted to the group you will be able to setup mining fleets and provide boosts by following the steps in this guide.
If all of the previous requirements are fulfilled you will be automatically added to the booster group. If one of the requirements is not fulfilled at any given time you will be removed from the booster group automatically.
Once you have done the previous steps you will be accepted into the booster group.
Community mining fleet is aimed at helping community miners to get organized and to receive mining boosts. It is open for all community partners.
The EVE LinkNet is a non-profit community program that connects the right players with the right corporations. Come mine with us and connect up with the fellow pilots.<br><br>■ Boosting<br>■ Buyback<br>■ Community<br>■ Ship Replacement
4. Open the advanced settings
5. Set fleet access based on standings (require at least 1.0 standings = blue access)
6. Register the fleet
7. Change MOTD to (copy paste):
Copy and paste the following code as your fleet MOTD and adjust the information according to your fleet (such as mining location):
<font size="13" color="#ffbfbfbf"></font><font size="18" color="#ffffffff">LinkNet Standing Mining Fleet<br></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff">The goal of the mining fleet is to help familiarize you with following our "doctrine" procedures, keep you Safe™ while mining, and replacing your ship when you lose it.<br><br>Links & Info:<br>■ Mining: </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/en/community-programs/career-introduction-mining">Intro</a></loc></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> | </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/en/community/doctrines/coalition-doctrines#mining-fleet">Doctrine Fits</a></loc></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> | </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/en/linknet-help-and-guides/mining-fleets">LinkNet Standing Mining Fleet Participation</a><br></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff">■ Bookmarks: </font><font size="13" color="#ff00a99d"><a href="bookmarkFolder:5734908">LinkNet Public Static Locations</a></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> \Moon Mining (drill/station tethers, etc)<br>■ BuyBack </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/en/community-programs/buyback">Info</a></loc></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> | </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="https://auth.eve-linknet.com/buybackprogram/">Submissio</loc>n</a><br></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff">■ Moon Schedule @ </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="http://auth.eve-linknet.com/moonmining/extractions">Auth:Extraction</loc>s</a><br></font><font size="13" color="#ffbfbfbf"> - Daily extractions at 1100 and 2300 EVE time<br></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff">■ </font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/en/community-programs/ship-replacement-program">SRP Info</a><br><br></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff">SRP Highlights:<br>■ Follow the Mining Procedures<br>■ Fly a Doctrine fit<br>■ Keep your active hardeners on<br>■ Pre-spawn CONCORD<br>■ Warp out if you see gankers land on grid<br>■ Do Not AFK undocked<br><br>Tips and Etiquette:<br>■ Use</font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/mining_formation.png"> </a><a href="https://wiki.eve-linknet.com/mining_formation_copy.png">'The Donut' formation:</a></loc><br></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> - Booster: Mine from center to outwards<br> - Miner: Mine from outer edge inwards<br>■ Stay within Orca boosting range, but at least 30km away and avoid mining rocks within that range until the end.<br> - at no time should a fleet member be within 10k of an Orca without express permission<br> - If you do not know a boosters given range, ask. This will vary by skill /fit /implants<br><br>HS Operations:<br>■ Oisio | Yria<br>■ </font><font size="13" color="#ff94ccff"><a href="helpPointer:unique_ui_agency_card_41">Ice Belts</a></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> <br>■ FoB: </font><font size="13" color="#ff94ccff"><a href="helpPointer:unique_ui_agency_card_36">Pirate Strongholds</a></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff"> (</font><font size="13" color="#ffffe400"><loc><a href="http://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Forward_Operating_Base">EVE Uni</a></loc></font><font size="13" color="#99ffffff">)<br> - known to be buggy, check systems you plan to be active in as you enter them<br><br></font><font size="13" color="#ffff00ff">A L E R T S: You need to have positive Trig standings to mine in KULELEN. Trig have come to the moon ore field; Ships have been lost while mining moon ore. If you do not have positive Trig standings they WILL kill you.<br><br></font><font size="18" color="#ff00ff00">↑ Scroll up & Read MOTD ↑</font>
MOTD Updated last on 12th of of March 2023
After copying the text your MOTD should look something like this:
You may also add other information to the MOTD that you see fit.
Operating in the mining fleet depends on how active you want to be as a mining booster. While some boosters like to have active hauling or even practice buying ores at the fields some boosters simply want to AFK boost.
All miners who are on the mining fleets should be on voice comms! This is to alert them for incoming gankers or criminals in space.
To generate the SRP link you need to have the mining booster role. See the guide for creating SRP links: Generating SRP links
If you are about to log out make sure to try to pass down the boss role for another mining booster. This way the same single fleet you created hopefully after downtime will remain up until the next downtime.
This way all players who wish to mine always know what fleet to join and what to do when in the fleet!
Any player with the mining booster role is able to raise coalition fund raising fleets. The income from these fleets will be used to support other coalition programs such as the capital ship program.
To raise a fleet: