Archive:Averon Mining Campus
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- 1 Mission Statement
- 2 Background
- 3 Leadership
- 4 Joining the Averon Mining Campus
- 5 Campus Rules and Procedures
- 6 Mining operations
- 7 Services
The Averon Mining Campus was founded to provide EVE University students with the opportunity to learn how to mine efficiently and safely.
Our mission includes giving advice for solo mining and providing organized fleet operations. The Averon Mining Campus enables a cooperative effort in mining operations and educates its members about the most basic and fundamental activity in EVE Online - without which you wouldn’t have your ships - mining.
You will learn how to maximize your productivity in a supportive environment when in Shared Cans, and can frequently enjoy ‘boosts’ provided by other AMC members in Bring Your Own Can operations. Members will also have the opportunity to get used to managing spreadsheets to help keep track of mining fleets, and how to arrange their own. Our members aim to be helpful and engaging, helping with more advanced topics along the way, making the AMC an ideal place to practice mining, industry and research.
The Amarr Mining Campus was initiated by Seranti Olerie, Ubermensch Invictus and Vger Starseed in March 2012. However, they have retired their position at AMC and moved on to other things in EVE.
A number of criteria were set up to choose a suitable location for AMC, concerning its seclusion, accessibility to a central trade hub, profitability, and also the variety among the activities possible around the campus.
In September 2020 the Amarr Mining Campus moved from its home in Amarr space and relocated to the Averon system in Gallente space. At this time it was decided to rebrand as the Averon Mining Campus.
The AMC is currently headquartered at Averon VII - Moon 3 - Caldari Business Tribunal Information Center
The Averon Mining Campus is currently managed by:
- Alpha GoreSnorkel (Officer)
- Byron Thani (Officer)
- Edswifa Rova (Officer)
- Samsam James (Officer)
- Spanktracula (Officer)
- William Archer (Officer)
Joining the Averon Mining Campus
The AMC is looking for EVE University members with an interest and a desire to invest in mining in the long term. This ranges from mining in ore and ice belts, ore anomalies and moons in our systems, to operating in wormholes - covertly harvesting gas in unknown space. All current members of EVE University are welcome to join us. Head on down to campus and say hello!
Items to bring
You should bring your fastest ship and you can contact people on campus to ferry your other items to the AMC if needed. A lot of mining modules and ships are provided by the AMC’s own industry and internal logistics. There are also members in the AMC willing to ship items from the trade hubs if required, typically the local one. During wartime, remember not to bring what you can’t afford to lose. The AMC can provide ECM Griffins for free if requested.
The Averon Mining Campus is currently open to Alts from any Ivy League members. We do not currently accept +5 (NAP) or +10 (Friends) characters or Alumni. In general, any Alt that participates in an AMC operation needs to be approved by an AMC Officer in advance.
Moreover, contact an officer, or drop a message in #amc-ping in the AMC Discord, to have your alts added to the access list for the AMC chat.
Campus Rules and Procedures
- As for all EVE University campuses, the EVE University Rules take precedence.
- During any campus activity join the AMC channel in Mumble, at least to be able to listen.
- Do not mine or stay undocked while AFK. This is for your own safety, as war targets can attack you without interference from CONCORD even in high-sec space.
- Do not place a MTU on any asteroid belts within 6 jumps of the home system. The exception to this rule is for operations and with FC permission.
- Help other campus members to learn.
- Fly what you can afford to lose.
- Running PvP ops at AMC is not forbidden, but kills and losses must be kept at an absolute minimum.
- The only exception to the allowed PvP ops is war targets, which can only be engaged for rescue operations or with AMC Officer permission. Instead, dock up until they leave.
- The EVE University Rules of Engagement apply to any PvP activity within the AMC.
Mission rewards must not be shared with an AMC fleet unless it is a specific mission fleet. Please refrain from taking over someone’s site if they’re in the campus, and respect the rights of other players to the content of the sites even if they are not in the Uni.
Local chat is advised to be kept open in a separate window, set up so that the minimum amount of conversation is presented in favour of a longer member list.
Feel free to enter the AMC channel in the Mumble server, but please respect the current conversation when entering. If there is chatter specific to a particular fleet, it is polite to use one of the provided subchannels for said fleet.
The in-game chat channel is: AMC (EVE Uni)
Wormhole bookmarks can be created in the AMC Exploration folder within the Corporation Locations. For mapping purposes we use the AMC-Mapper.
Mission fleets can similarly make use of the AMC Mission Fleet folder; and general bookmarks can otherwise be left in the corresponding container within the Freshman Hangar at HQ, to be shared with other AMC members.
- Main article: Archive:Mining fleets
Every member of the AMC is encouraged to join any existing AMC mining operation or to plan an AMC mining operation as a Fleet Commander on their own. There is no need for special skills to run or join a mining operation. If you're planning on running a mining operation, you only need a spreadsheet and people to mine, haul, and scout. Please try to ensure that there is only one organized AMC mining operation at a time.
A majority of the time, Shared Can operations are announced via the in-game calendar, the AMC subforum and the MOTD, so everyone can see whether they'd be able to join in advance. But there are also spontaneous operations that aren't announced beforehand. We also run frequent Archive:BYOCs that you can join. Simply ask in the chat channel for information on what is going on.
To participate in a mining fleet you may use any mining-capable ship fitted with mining lasers. You can also use any appropriate hauling or boosting ship after consulting with the fleet commander. You do not have to bring any specific type of ship but use the most appropriate for your fleet role. If you require a Venture or Mining Barge, note that there are Venture hulls available for free in the Freshman Hangar, and barges can be purchased at a reduced price. Other fully-fitted mining ships are also available from the campus.
Bring Your Own Can (BYOC)
A BYOC (Bring Your Own Can) mining operation involves an Orca or Porpoise pilot providing boosts to your mining yield and mining laser range, reducing also the capacitor usage of your mining lasers so that they can cycle faster. All BYOC operations are run by volunteer boosting pilots. It is courteous, though entirely optional, to gift the Orca pilot with a tip as a thank you for the increased yield. Anyone can lead a BYOC, and being a boss is easier than you think.
Shared Can mining operations are organized by a volunteer fleet commander. The fleet commander arranges for boosters and haulers to be available during the operation. Every AMC member can join the mining operation for as long as they wish. After the mining operation, the ore is sold with the AMC Buyback Service and divided between the members according to their time spent in-fleet. For information on running a Shared Can fleet, click here.
For those able or willing to 'huff gas', some AMC members occasionally provide opportunities to collaboratively harvest gas in wormhole space. There are no restrictions on the ships you'd fly in these operations, ranging from combat-based ships to Ventures and Prospects for a better yield. These are similar to 'BYOC' operations, although boosts may not be available. Gas sites are found via exploration near AMC, and familiarity with the mapper is very useful.
In addition to gas, wormholes also contain ore and ice sites. The latter, in particular, can be found in shattered wormholes and, given all classes of ice are present, it isn't rare for the campus members to seize the opportunity or band together in an improvised operation whenever one such wormhole spawns and is detected near AMC.
While running missions or exploring, sites with better -or different- ores than the ones typically found at the local belts can be found. There are also ore anomalies that spontaneously appear in the area, and ice belts in selected systems. Ice mining is indeed supported by AMC, and a frequent activity among the campus members. Coordination for ice mining is often done via the Discord.
One of the key services of the Averon Mining Campus is the AMC Buyback Service, which lets you sell your ore, gas and ice directly from the AMC home system. This service offers a higher payout than a new player would otherwise get without significant skills and standings, benefiting from both the higher value of the refined materials along with the prices in Jita, where we sell them - not to mention the logistics of moving it.
The fee for this service is 4% of the refined value of the ore, ice and gas submitted, which is automatically deducted from the corresponding Jita-buy prices by the corresponding spreadsheet, so you don’t need to work it out. Said fee helps support the AMC services and hangars - for example, the Half-Priced Mining Barges provided by the campus are funded out of this ISK.
With this point in mind, it is recommended to use this service, as not only would you save a lot of effort and typically make more ISK, but you'd help out future AMC members and the campus. Please refer to the corresponding wiki page for more information.
The AMC Refining Service offers a perfect reprocessing yield at the AMC refinery. This allows our members to get more materials out of their ore or ice than they would normally do - the outcome of the service will be higher than a perfect refine with 0% tax in an NPC Station.
There is no fee for this service.
Please refer to the corresponding wiki page for more information.
Free T1 Mining Ships
If you are concerned that you may not have a suitable mining ship upon joining, the Averon Mining Campus offers a free Venture to its members. Simply take one out of the Corporation Hangar at HQ, or ask any Freshman to pick it for you if you are yet to receive that title. Please make sure to follow the instructions from the EVE University Corporate Hangars page.
Free Modules and Charges
During your stay at the Averon Mining Campus you can make use of the modules, hulls, drones and charges provided through the Corporation Hangar at HQ. These include mining and exploration equipment, burst charges and mining crystals, among other items. A complete list can be found here.
For those items pertaining to the campus inventory, and sold instead at Jita-sell price, please contact a Hangar Officer or drop a message in #amc-ping in the AMC Discord with your request.
Free Station Containers
We provide Station Containers to help you organize your hangars. Just ask a Hangar Officer or drop a message in #amc-ping in the AMC Discord with the required amount.
Half-Priced Mining Barges
To help new members get up to speed as soon as they train the necessary skills, the Averon Mining Campus offers Mining Barges (i.e. Procurer, Retriever and Covetor) at a reduced price.
These hulls are sold at half the corresponding Jita-sell price and, when a fully-fitted barge is requested, any modules and drones made available for free through the Corporation Hangar would also be included free of charge in the fitted ship. For any additional modules and rigs, the full Jita-sell price would apply.
Given its purpose, a maximum of five (5) barges per uni member can be acquired at a reduced price under this program, although further mining barges can nevertheless be purchased at full price once said limit is met. To make a request, please contact a Hangar Officer or drop a message in #amc-ping in the AMC Discord.
Other Mining Ships
In addition to the above barges, a number of mining and Industrial Command Ships can also be acquired at Jita-sell price from the campus, with those items made available for free through the Corporation Hangar still included free of charge in this case.
The available fits can be found in the AMC Forum Section post here
Concerning the latter, it shall be noted that Medium Drone Mining Augmentor rigs are available as an alternative for the Porpoise; and the Orca can be requested without rigs if trading the extra tank for mining yield would be desired - but the Large Drone Mining Augmentor rigs will have to be sourced independently.
Once again, please contact a Hangar Officer or drop a message in #amc-ping in the AMC Discord to make a request.
We have a large BPO library available for members to make copies for their own use, along with manufacturing and research facilities. Please refer to this thread for more information.
Local Ore Hauling Service
We have a local ore hauling service available within our constellation to members who mine outside of our home system and are unable to haul their ore back to Averon themselves. This service is intended to help them take advantage of our Buyback and Refine programs. Please refer to this thread for more information.
Ore Table by Cerlestes.