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Kaidan Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:16am
How do I get platinum, titanium, diamond, etc. ores?
I mined a huge chunk out of the first planet and didn't find any. I reached lava on the second one. still nothing. Am I just unlucky or do I have to go to a specific planet? Is it biome/threat level related?
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Toomuchsheep Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:18am 
I found Platinum and diamonds in chests on planet lvl 7 and planet lvl 16. But they are RARE!
Kaidan Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:20am 
Yeah. I found an outpost guarded by droids. I dismantled the outpost with my pickaxe and got some titanium plates. Also there was some diamond ore in the chest. But that's not nearly enough.
Statickai [Syan] Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:22am 
TOO rare if you ask me, i wish they were mineable.
I didnt make a nice house on the first planet just to leave it because it ran out of materials. I know i can return anytime to it, but why have a house if you cant admire it?
SpaceShipRat Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:26am 
they're probably minable in high diffiulty planet, like 20+.
DurielLightbane Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:28am 
I've been to lava level on several planets ~threat level 30 including arid, desert, and moon and have no platinum. Titanium is everywhere though.
Proteus Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Originally posted by Zech Of The West Official:
TOO rare if you ask me, i wish they were mineable.
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Probably they are .. on higher level planets (ifor example 2nd tier, level 11-20)
(just a guess ... haven´t met the penguins yet)
Kaidan Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Ok. I'll just go to a higher level planets I guess.
JoeShmo Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Theres a new thread of someone showing off the higher tier ores from a lvl 40 planet. Defnitely need to get to more dangerous worlds for those better matterials.
Amego9000 Dec 6, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
Did finde 5 diamond ore in a chest on first planet near/close so lava level (3 - 4 Blocks upp from lava level), 4 whas smelted in to 1 Diamond. As for the Platunum have found it on some Lv 2 and 3 Planets in 3 - 4 solar system away from starting system. The chest has 5 Platinum ore in it and 2 ore = 1 bar. But i still dont finde any good weapons or armor.
Baronello Dec 6, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
Diamonds and platinum on 31+ planets.
blade312 (Banned) Dec 6, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
So far I have 17 diamonds and 12 platinum from about 15 planets, all in chests.
Astasia Dec 6, 2013 @ 1:32pm 
I am fairly positive at this point that platinum is bugged. Platinum is weaker than Titanium (Steel < Platinum < Titanium), after spending a few hours on a level 30 planet mining all the way down to the lava I found 1000 titanium ore and 0 platinum. In order to make titanium armor you need a full set of platinum armor, like 100 bars, which is pretty much impossible right now. I'll be lucky to ever finish my platinum pickaxe, I've gotten only 10 ore from chests so far.
[Drow]Zatara Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Titanium is obtained by mining it and can located on the surface of a planet or underground in Gamma Sector.
Ripperjk Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
Some ores you need to be on the right planet for - and deep!
Emmote Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
Platinum can be mined deep in level 2 planets (Beta Sector). I assume it'll be more common, or further up in level 3 planets.
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Date Posted: Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:16am
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