The Complete Miner's Guide by Halada3
An Introduction to Mining
There is no better way to introduce that beautiful profession other than remembering long lost stories and legends of hard working men and women laboring together as a united team. Whether the above story happened or not is irrelevant; what is important is its message. Mining is one of the most profitable careers a pilot can choose. A successful miner will enjoy wealth and prosperity, with a guaranteed retirement. Simply put, the miner is the backbone of the entire EVE universe: everything that is manufactured, flown, destroyed and shot at comes from the very resources the miner harvested. He is the base of the pyramid and an absolute necessity to the survival of the economy. For this very reason, the profession will never be extinct.
The path of a miner is a long and hard one, with many winding turns and setbacks. Before you taste success, there will be failures and disappointments. But once you do reach that step, you will thank yourself for it. As in any adventure, it is always easier to climb the mountain with teammates, and mining is no different. Although a solo miner, with the proper knowledge and understanding of his profession, can achieve the same levels of greatness as the team oriented one, the profession really shines in teamwork. You will have shoulders to rest on and friends to turn to, and the slope will seem much less acute, and the failures less painful.
The purist will want to achieve the state of perfection in his Hulk. Someone wanting variety will maybe mix mining and industry, using the fruits of his labor to found his very own manufacturing business. Regardless of the path and detours you will take, the mining profession offers a huge arsenal of ships and tools to specialize in. So big in fact, that the newest recruit might have a hard time understanding. The Universe is vast and infinite; the possibilities of the profession are endless. All the doors are there for you to open, and you get to make the decisions. There is nothing stopping you: you are the master. What is there to harvest? What is there to help me? Where is there to go? What ship to use, what to mine, where to bring it, and how to use it... many questions might bombard your mind. Thankfully, a handful of experienced and veteran miners have shared their knowledge. The Complete Miner's Guide is the vestige of what they left behind.
Are you ready to learn the ways of the miner? How to become the Perfect Miner, to achieve the best you can dream to be? How to achieve wealth and prosperity? If so, read on. This guide will help you along the path of the mining profession, to help you train and evolve in the best you can be. You will require tenacity, patience and lots of energy, but the rewards will outweigh the sacrifices tenfold.
Fulfill your destiny. It awaits you.