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-10: Sending ships/vehicles.
-10: Sending ships/vehicles.
-11: Chatting on the forums or the IRC [http://minethings.info/index.php?title=Special:IRC|IRC chat]
-11: Chatting on the forums or the IRC chat
#By now you should be doing very well, have fun and enjoy playing MT :)
#By now you should be doing very well, have fun and enjoy playing MT :)

Revision as of 00:21, 24 January 2010

If you are a beginner and have no idea what to do, this guide will help you get started by giving you a few pointers and some goals to aim for.

  1. The first thing you should do is switch your mine to mining gold. The reason for this is that the starter market has a huge amount of excess items. A yellow starter item will normally take a long time to sell, and will only get you 1g, while mining gold will give you 1-4g each time, with no waiting for items to sell. Higher items are worth more then higher gold finds eg. 600g gold find is equivalent to a purple item which would sell for 1500g+, but I believe mining gold is much better at the beginning.
  2. Next, you should get a full set of flimsy mining Equipment. This will speed up your mining significantly, and more finds = more gold.
  3. After you have a full flimsy set of equipment try and get 10 melds. The reason for getting your equipment first is that melds don't really do much, and getting equipment will really speed up the process of getting gold. If you are not very active, or having trouble keeping your battery going, it might be worth getting some melds before you start getting your flimsy equipment. To do this, mine items for a bit, then switch back when you have enough melds.
  4. While you're building up your meld count, buy a yellow vehicle and send it out to explore other cities. It's a good idea to get the routes known before starting a profession.
  5. Once you reach 10 melds you have the difficult choice of picking which profession to take - but don't worry, you can change freely. A mistake that a lot of new players make is to go highwayman. Consequently, they get stomped on by the better equipped players and are forced into debt by guards. It is a good idea to become a Guard when you're starting off.
  6. The next thing you should do is save up for standard equipment. If you can get your BPH up you will be getting more finds. A full standard set of equipment is pretty expensive for a new player, but it is worth it.
  7. After you have done all this it is time to save up. There are 2 things that you should save up to buy. The first is a good vehicle, probably a sidecar motorcycle, which is around 450-600g. You can use this to hunt and earn some extra gold, run it empty and you wont lose anything, or use a few yellow weapons; though you will probably lose the weapons, you could potentially earn more gold. Another way to help save up that extra gold is to try trading, which is basically buying low in one city, and then selling it for a higher price in a different city.
  8. After saving up some money, you should try saving up for a new mine. The best ones to get are probably either a music mine, spice mine, or a second starter mine. The music mine and spices mine will provide items that are worth a lot more and can sell easily, and the second starter mine is cheap and can potentially double your income.
  9. Getting a new mine is hard, and it can be helpful if you try getting 20 melds to go try fishing. Fishing can provide a huge income boost, because it's a relatively new market, meaning you can sell your fish for a lot.Please note before trying this that it is EXTREMELY RISKY and you can lose a lot of money if your not careful instead of gaining some. Remember to use the bubbling technique to reduce your chances of losing your cargo!
  10. When you have your new mine(s), you can increase your vehicle/ship fleet, get more melds, try new professions, or save for another mine. Try and gradually upgrade your equipment to hardies and beyond, and get better mines.
  11. There is no reason to be bored on minethings. These are just a few of the many things you can do to keep you busy:

-1: Looking for good trading opportunities.

-2: Trying to get more melds so you can reach the top.

-3: Suggesting to Japhet things that you would like in the game.

-4: Selling the items you mine.

-5: Upgrading your mining bots' equipment.

-6: Winning a bidding war.

-7: Winning a listing war.

-8: Frequently inspecting other people's items, bids, and listings so you can find out how to do #1 and #2.

-9: Sending and receiving PMs.

-10: Sending ships/vehicles.

-11: Chatting on the forums or the IRC chat

  1. By now you should be doing very well, have fun and enjoy playing MT :)