Explanation on how you get loot from mining and how to maximize this.
Use Secondary Fire to zoom in when you’re 5m away from the ore deposite, then wait 2 seconds for it to scan, then trace the white outline. Simple right?
The Meat of the Matter
There is a Cut Quality bar at the top of the interface that determines how much loot you get. To increase this you must trace as much of the white outline as accurately as possible.
To make is as easy as possible to trace the outline, while still being able to see the outline for nearly the entire time, zoom in and move either to 4 meters for small sized shapes, 5 meters for medium sized shapes (Most of them.) or 6 meters for large shapes. Then wait 2-3 seconds so the cutter can scan the rock and make the outline last longer, then simply trace the outline as fast as you can while still staying entirely on the white outline.
Ore rocks will drop 2x the cut quality rounded up sometimes (If you get a 2.5 cut quality you’ll usually get 6) of whatever that they’ll drop.
Gem Rocks will drop the same cut quality rounded up. Unless it’s an Eidolon gem, then you’ll only get 1 at a time.
Rock Types and Contents
The Red Rock is Ore, it will drop the following: Pyrol, Coprun, Ferros, and Auron.
The Blue Rock is Gem, it will frop the following: Azurite, Devar, Veridos, Crimzian. If you have the Advanced Nosam Cutter they can also drop Sentirum and Nyth.
The Cutters and Their Differences
Nosam Cutter: Can only detect ore at a distance of 30 meters, can detect 5 rocks at a time. Extremely unstable, basically a can of silly string.
Focused Nosam Cutter: Can detect ore at 45 meters, can detect 10 rocks at a time.
A good bit more stable than the Nosam Cutter, this is more like a hose with someone messing with the line.
Advanced Nosam Cutter: Can detect ore at 60 meters, can detect 10 rocks at a time.
Perfectly stable, basically a laser pointer that leaves silly string on everything, will also highlight every rock’s location on your map within 50 meters.