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Pickaxes, drills and ore rocks

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by vlad8599, May 5, 2021.

  1. vlad8599

    vlad8599 Space Hobo

    Hello. What are differences between pickaxes from different materials and drills? Does material of this tools changing something - lifetime, speed, etc.? What about adding them as craftable tools?

    And does Chucklefish have any plans about ore rocks? You destroying ore rock - you founding some peaces of ore. It mentioned on starbounder.org as unused objects now. Or, maybe, any updates with ores and pickaxes?
    Last edited: May 5, 2021
  2. Pangaea

    Pangaea Forum Moderator

    Pickaxes and drills are mining tools. The different tiers represent their speed at mining blocks but they all have the same durability from what I recall. They used to be craftable but now they can be found on planets in chests and things or bought from Ursa Miner once you complete the appropriate mission.

    Not sure about ore rocks.
  3. vlad8599

    vlad8599 Space Hobo

    Okay, thanks. Any plans about make their craftable again or rework this system?
  4. Armok

    Armok Cosmic Narwhal

    hard to say at this point, people tend to use their matter manipulators instead anyways, but drills and picks can be superior to the matter manip in some cases, mostly when it's mining speed hasn't been fully upgraded that is.
    future updates or not, I doubt CF has any real plans for picks/drills. they're just something people tend to not care about unless they minmax, and SB just isn't a game about minmaxing. at least drills and picks are useful props for npcs to hold
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