The Complete Miner's Guide by Halada30
6.1 The Mindlink isn't broken
Since Revelations, the mindlink has been fixed, which is nice of course. It's especially
nice used along Mining Foreman Links (see section 11), and for squadrons.
It's also a very cool implants, because:
1) It enhances the Mining Foreman skill effectiveness by 50% (so at level 5, your bonus would end up being 10%*1.5= 15%)
2) It boost the effect of all Mining Foreman Links (the gang mods) by 50%.
Note: the MiningAmountBonus seen in the attribute window comes from the enhanced
Mining Foreman skill effect which is 15% instead of 10%. It is NOT a 15% solo bonus.
The drawback is that you must be in squadron and be the squadron commander for this bonus to affect you. The first bonus will be given to anyone in gang, regardless what ship you are in, while the second one is only useful if you're in a BC/Command Ship with an active Mining Foreman Link gang mod. In terms of bonus, having the Highwall Implant or the Mindlink ends up being the same. The Highwall gives you a direct 5%, while the mindlink boosts mining foreman V by 5% instead. It is however possible to win another 5% like this:
5% from the Michi Implant
5% from the Highwall Implant
The extra 5% from the Mining Foreman skill boosted by a squadron commander that
had the mindlink instead of you.
In a perfect world you would have a maxed out miner, and a friend (or alt) which has the mindlink plugged in acting as a squadron commander. This is how you'd be what I call "The Perfect Miner".
For the sake of example, let's have a look at what a Covetor will yield with all those skills maxed and those nifty implants (drones aside):
360 * 1.25 * 1.25 * 1.15 * 1.15 * 1.05 * 1.05 * 1.05 * 1.75 = 1507.03 m3/cycle
Using Omber, it means 1507.03 /0.6 = 2511.72 2511 units of Omber/cycle (per strip)
Since you're fitted with 3 strip miners, you will be getting 7533 units of Omber per cycle, or 150 660 of Omber per hour. This is a 26,75% increase over our previous Covetor fitted with T2 strips and T2 crystals. To go back even some more, it's a 89,08% increase over the Apoc and 127,86% over our Retriever. Are you starting to think all that investment and training is paying off ?
Oh yes you do... but then, the holy mother of destruction blessed your mining career
and and sent you on a path of light to the next step in evolution... the Hulk.