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Bubba Fett Nov 16, 2021 @ 3:32am
Finding a decent activated indium hotspot
I recently decided to build an indium mine. (not that I really need the money)
I've been to 3 planets in 2 different systems that all had activated indium deposits and the best hotspot I've found is a C class that maxes out at 40% yield in about 4 hrs of searching.
I've found loads of A and B class pyrite, silver, pariffinium, and gold deposits, but just the 1 AI so far.
I've maxed out my movement upgrades and do the melee jetpack thing so I can travel pretty quick out of the ship an normally pick a direction (north or south) and just head in a straight line looking for hotspots. When I detect one I track it down, but usually find crap I don't want.

Questions:
1: Do AI hotspots only show up on planets with AI deposits you'd mine with the terrain manipulator, or on any planet in a system with a blue star?

2: Any way to make the scanner ignore the unwanted hotspot I just found? Normally I need a lot of range from the last detected hotspot before it starts looking for a new hotspot.

3: Are certain planets or systems more likely to have better hotspots, or have I just been unlucky so far?


Most of the YT videos I've found on the subject seem to be about glitch building for maximum yield and act like finding a hotspot is the easy part.
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Nabinkemper Nov 16, 2021 @ 3:41am 
1. If a planet indicates AI when scanning from space, any class size deposit can be found. I recommend three-star economy's for potentially better results (my own experience).

2. Move more than 700u away. I like to fly in a single direction (North or South), scan the area until a deposit is found. If it isn't a high class, jump in the ship and continue flying for about 20-30 seconds.
If I find an S class AI deposit, I will mark it with a blue save beacon and look for power. When that is found, I mark it with red. Halfway between the two locations is where the base computer is dropped.

3. It takes time. Patience is key.
Barmy Nimrod Nov 16, 2021 @ 3:44am 
For me, finding S class hotspots seems random. I have found multiple in a short time frame and have also spend hours searching with no luck.

If you have desire to build, for the fun of building, then searching will continue until you are lucky enough to find one. If it's only the collecting you desire, use the coordinates on a Reddit post and visit the other players mine and harvest..
Last edited by Barmy Nimrod; Nov 16, 2021 @ 3:46am
Bubba Fett Nov 16, 2021 @ 4:27am 
Originally posted by Nabinkemper:

2. Move more than 700u away. I like to fly in a single direction (North or South), scan the area until a deposit is found. If it isn't a high class, jump in the ship and continue flying for about 20-30 seconds.
If I find an S class AI deposit, I will mark it with a blue save beacon and look for power. When that is found, I mark it with red. Halfway between the two locations is where the base computer is dropped.

So far I haven't been using the ship when searching on the reasoning that I'm as likely to be flying past a good hotspot as toward one. Maybe I'll rethink that.

Haven't really been considering power close to a hotspot. The one I did find is running about 6 extractors with a ton of solar panels to fast charge and enough batteries to keep it running through the night.
Bubba Fett Nov 16, 2021 @ 4:31am 
Originally posted by Uranium235:
For me, finding S class hotspots seems random. I have found multiple in a short time frame and have also spend hours searching with no luck.

If you have desire to build, for the fun of building, then searching will continue until you are lucky enough to find one. If it's only the collecting you desire, use the coordinates on a Reddit post and visit the other players mine and harvest..

Perhaps I've already used up all my good luck on other stuff. I'll keep looking.

I don't really want to raid somebody else's mine. It's more about just wanting to build a passive money factory. I could probably make money faster buy mass producing fusion ignitors or stasis devices if I needed a lot more cash.
Krash Megiddo Nov 16, 2021 @ 5:11am 
I've never found a S class AI hotspot and gave up trying. 2500/hr is the limit per line anyway so the difference between S and C class is how many extractors are needed to reach 2500. C class takes 12 extractors.
frazzled Nov 16, 2021 @ 7:57am 
It seems to me lately that hotspots for AI, AE and AC are rarer than they used to be?

I've never paid much mind to the quality of the hotspot, because my use pattern for them makes that irrelevant. I set up miners and storage, then head to the stars, only returning when I need that type of resource (or a little extra cash.) So, since it is likely a day or two between visits, my storage is always full when I return.
knighttemplar1960 Nov 16, 2021 @ 8:08am 
Its completely random as to what you find though the hot spots do seem to run in lines rather than being set in patches. Raiding someone else's AI farm does nothing harmful to them unless you are both online and in multiplayer at the same time. If the owner is offline or in single player mode or if you are in single player mode you and the owner are in different game instances and you harvesting from their farm does nothing to them. If you are both online and in multiplayer when you harvest his farm all the happens is that the farm has to take the time to refill before he can harvest it again.
Wizard of Woz Nov 16, 2021 @ 8:09am 
Originally posted by Nabinkemper:
1. If a planet indicates AI when scanning from space, any class size deposit can be found. I recommend three-star economy's for potentially better results (my own experience).

2. Move more than 700u away. I like to fly in a single direction (North or South), scan the area until a deposit is found. If it isn't a high class, jump in the ship and continue flying for about 20-30 seconds.
If I find an S class AI deposit, I will mark it with a blue save beacon and look for power. When that is found, I mark it with red. Halfway between the two locations is where the base computer is dropped.

3. It takes time. Patience is key.
700u away definitely does not take 20 to 30 seconds in your ship, more like 5 to 10.
Barmy Nimrod Nov 16, 2021 @ 9:07am 
Originally posted by Krash Megiddo:
I've never found a S class AI hotspot and gave up trying. 2500/hr is the limit per line anyway so the difference between S and C class is how many extractors are needed to reach 2500. C class takes 12 extractors.

Found three when I was searching. All in the Calypso galaxy, but on different planets. Non had an EMF nearby. In the end I gave up, too much additional work for the solar power system. I didn't need the money, I just wanted to build a 1Mu/day operation and upload it for other to collect the resources.
Incariuz Nov 16, 2021 @ 11:36am 
My guess would be that it's just random luck. I just setup my first one about 3 days ago for passive income instead of me constantly refining and crafting. Found an S class hotspot on first planet I searched, though it took about 30 mins, just kept finding C class cobalt hotspots at first.
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