An immense wealth is hidden beneath the Earth's crust...
Do you have what it takes to find it and become the wealthiest miner in Midgard?
The younger of the famous brothers Goldstein has arrived to Einbroch, the city of Steel, to offer his technology to the citizens of Midgard. David Goldstein is a bright scientist that invented an ingenious drill that can be attached to special boots. The Drilling Boots allow the wearer to mine valuable minerals from dungeons and fields in much more efficient manner than using an old-school pike.
David Goldstein believes his Drilling Boots can enable anyone to become a master miner and he is eager to start training people on how to use his invention.
If you are interested in using the Drilling Boots to start mining, you can purchase a set of boots from David for 500M Zeny. If you are lucky, he may offer them to you at half price (250M Zeny) if you purchase them the first time you talk to him.
NPC: David Goldstein
Location: einbroch 50 200
First, you must purchase the Drilling Boots from David. You are encouraged to equip the boots to gain access to new mining skills.
The first step in the mining process is making a drill.
In order to make a drill you must send a whisper to "npc:mine" with the word "make".
It may take several attempts before you succeed in making your drill. Just keep repeating the process until you succeed.
Once you have your Drilling Boots and you have created your drill you will be ready to start drilling..but first, you have to find the mine!
You must go to a map where mines are known to be found (full list found below) and try to find the exact spot where the mine is located. They are invisible but luckily you have a "Detection" miner skill that will guide you on finding the mine's location.
In order to detect the mine simply send any message to "npc:mine" - For example, "Drill", "Detect", or.."sdjskja". Anything will work.
The Detection skill will advise you to move up, down, left or right until you find the exact location of the mine. It may take a few attempts before you actually find the mine, but once you do..you can mine it for quite a while before the mine is destroyed or runs out of minerals.
Once you find the exact location of the Mine, you can again send a message to "npc:mine" to start drilling the mine and excavating valuable minerals.
Once you start mining you will start noticing that the Drill gets hotter whenever you drill on a mine. You must pay attention to the "Heat" in your chatbox because if your drill reaches a Heat of 100 the drill will break and you will have to create another drill whispering "make" to "npc:mine".
It is recommended that you stop drilling when you reach a heat of 80-90 in order to make sure your drill does not break. It usually takes only a few seconds for the drill to cool down after you stop so you can begin drilling again soon after.
Whenever you mine you will earn Miner EXP. This experience is used to level up your Mining Skills. Even when you do not find any items in the mine, your miner exp will still increase. The deeper you dig, the more experience you will earn. However, keep in mind that if you break your drill or you move while drilling, you will lose Miner EXP. You can check your current mining level and experience on the message that appears each time you drill.
When you level up, you will be awarded with Miner Skill points. These points can be used to level up Miner Skills that will increase your productivity while mining. You get at a minimum 3 skill points per level, but the number of skill points received may vary depending on your Miner Level.
To view all skills and/or to level up Miner Skills send a whisper to "npc:mine" with the word "skill".
Below is a list of all the Miner Skills available:
There are a total of 8 different mines, all of which drop minerals at different rates. The lower level mines are known for dropping more "trash" items than the higher level mines. It is important to increase your Miner Level so you can gain access to these more productive mines and skills that increase drop rate of minerals.
Open spoiler to view different types of mines:
There may be 1-3 mines on a map at the same time. The type of mine that appears in each map is random out of a list of mine classes that exist on that map. If you are interested in learning which mines exist in which map, you can view a list of all the maps that have mines and which mines spawn there by opening this spoiler:
If you want to see a complete list of all the items that can be excavated from the mines, you may click this link.
Curious of how the drops actually work? Take this as an example:
- Mine Name: The name of the mine class.
- Item Name: The name of the item mined.
- Item ID: The item ID of the item mined.
- Drop Rate: The base drop rate of the item, example: 1000/10,000
- Rate Increment: This value is multiplied by the depth. Example: If rate increment is 100 and your depth is 6 the total drop rate will be (1000+(100*6) = 1600/10,000)
- Max: The maximum possible drop rate that can be achieved for that item.
In the example above the drop rate for an item is 1600/10,000. The way the script works is, a random number will be generated from 1~10,000 if the number is less than or equal to 1,600 --> you will successfully mine the item. Otherwise, you will not get any item and will have to keep digging.
There are a number of new minerals introduced that you need to keep an eye for. These minerals will be used to forge new equipment and to fused mvp cards.
Open spoiler to view a list of the minerals you need to keep an eye for:
Master the art of forging to maximize your profits from mining
by converting your minerals into powerful equipment!
Following on the footsteps of his younger brother David, Marcus Golstein, the mastermind behind the Refine Forging Hammer, arrived to the city of Einbroch. The Forging Hammer created by Marcus is the most light-weight, durable and resistant hammer ever created. It was forged using a combination of high quality minerals and it is strong enough to break even the hardest of minerals. Marcus not only brings his amazing hammer with him, but he also has access to recipes that make unbelieveable equipment using minerals found accross Midgard. People on the streeps on Prontera say that with the help of Marcus and his Forging Hammer, even a granny can become a master forger!
NPC: Marcus Goldstein
Location: Einbroch 50 200
The first step to begin forging minerals into powerful equipment is to obtain a Refined Forging Hammer from Dr. Marcus Goldstein. He can be found next to his brother at @go einbroch. When you speak to him he will request that you bring some minerals and zeny in order for him to make the hammer for you.
When you obtain the Refined Forging Hammer, you can equip it to gain access to the forging abilities.
To access the Forging Menu you must send a whisper to "npc:forge". You can send him various words to access different features.
- Whisper "skill" to "npc:forge" to access the Forging Skills Menu.
- Whisper "info" to "npc:forge" to access your forger stats such as Lvl, Exp and Record.
- Whisper "forge" or anything else to access the recipes and begin to forge equipment.
There are 5 different Forging Skills available. You must be very careful when you are choosing the skills as there is no reset for forging skills.
- Master Forger [1-10] - Increases the Forge Success rate by (2*ForgerLevel)%. (Max of 20% at lvl 10)
- Fast Learner [1-10] - Increases experience earned per forge attempt by 10% per level (max of 100% or 2x exp at lvl 10)
- Quick Forger [1-5] - Reduces the cooldown after forging equipment by 5 minutes per level. (Default is 30 min cooldown, down to 5 minutes at lvl 5)
- Recycle [1-4] - Adds a (SkillLvL*5)% chance of receiving back half of the minerals spent when forging fails. (Max of 20%)
- Mineral Forger  - Allows the forger to compound Oridecon and Elunium Fragments into Pure Oridecon/Elunium
Other Information about Forging:
- The Max Level of Forging is 30.
- The Refined Forging Hammer is account bound.
- The Forging Hammer has a 7% chance of breaking during failed forging attempts.
- You do not lose forger exp when you fail to forge, you actually gain a bit of exp even if you fail.
- There is no Skill Reset for forging, and if there ever is, it will be very expensive so choose your skills carefully.
The Forging System goes hand in hand with the Mining System because it uses mined minerals to forge equipment. However, you don't necesarily have to mine in order to forge. You can always buy minerals from other players and attempt to forge yourself without mining. Likewise, you don't have to forge, you could just sell your minerals and use the zeny to purchase already forged equipment. It all depends which art you want to master, or if you are gifted, you could master both arts!
Needless to say, the Forging System is still under obersvation, as well as the Mining System. We are still playing around with the drop rate of minerals and where the minerals are found. That means the list of requirements and success rates can change at any time without warning.
We have opted not to include Fused MvP cards into the Forging System because we don't necesarily see "Cards" as being forgeable with the type of minerals the mines drop. We will add the Fused MvP Cards soon and they will require a new type of "liquid" mineral that will be used to fuse the MvP cards. More information about Fused MvP cards will be announced soon.
Open the spoiler below to view the new Fused MvP cards: (Not in-game available yet)
As of right now there is no max level for this mining system. You can continue to mine and level up until you max all your mining skills, and then continue just for the fun of it. The higher your Mining Level the better you will become at mining and the more rewarding the system will become to you.
on how to get started with the Mining System
- Zephyrus for being the original creator of the mining system.
- Wikipedia for providing the images and description for the new minerals.
- Magna Divinus for helping out with the sprite of the new equipment
- GM Shuvi for helping out in the testing of the Mining System
- The Game Consultants and Staff members for helping with the effect of the new cards and equipment.