Howdy, Just reactivated, been doing some mining. I'd like to work on my miner a bit and get him going as a warrior to have some fun that way as well and see more of the game. I've tried reading some of the stickies etc but had some random questions to that end: 1) So I see you can mine up gems now in addition to those big ML gems. But you have to choose gems or stone. What do you guys mine? What is more valuable (obviously this will depend on your server, im on Pacific). Right now im just stockpiling since I dont have an outlet to get rid of stuff, but would be nice to be stockpiling the right materials. 2) So ore spots are random now. Thats cool. Do you guys just go to a mine and strip it or do you still stick to the same spots? Ive been back a couple days mining and have already had a few spots change up on me so I wonder if I should just strip my entire area every day, since who knows if what was iron yesterday could be valorite tomorrow. Is that what you do? 3) What kind of prices are ingots going for these days? Is mining even still a viable money maker? Ill mine either way, Ive always just enjoyed the gathering / hoarding aspect of it for some reason, but would be nice to make some money to fund other stuff =) 4) Template wise, any advice? My main goals are a) to make a resilient dude since i mine in felucca, id like to have more than 1 second to react if somebody is on me. b) be able to do some pvm stuff for fun without dying instantly. Not a huge fan of magery related stuff. Was thinking mining, swords, tactics, anatomy, resist magic but not sure where to go after that (maybe chivalry for the recall and heals?). Thanks for any thoughts you care to share.