Trigger's side of the story.
Was looking for a way to make good money. IronDuke answered my call in IRC, suggested Void Opal mining, linked a video
So two days ago I put together a ship, all according to the guide. Yesterday, with a little more energy in me, I went out on my first trip.
An hour of figuring out keybindings and limpet restocking I finally managed to find the right rock in the sea of rocks. Set the charges, and watch the fireworks, right?
Well it's not just fireworks with these damn rocks, it's a sizable explosion with EMP side-effects! Whoop, there go my shields and 2 percent of hull.
Now, at this point I am running low on limpets because I only brought 10 with a 26 cargo bay. After but one rock I had to go back to the nearest decent trade hub and make my sales.
As I sat in the outfitting menu staring at my Diamondback, trying to figure out how to outfit it so work for me better, I had a glorious thought. Those shields that saved me from my own mining explosion? I don't really need
That was the fit I presented Silver with when he offered to come mining with me. Bastard got 2 rocks in a row while I ran around trying to find eve one. He also used the external tools better, finding double the prices I sold for on the first trip. 2 rocks and 20 Void Opals later, at 30% hull and dodging interdiction attempts, I sold for 30 Million, more than I ever made in this game before.
Today, I buy an ASP. With shields, this time.