OK after mining for a while to see how things are going to be here on Arkadia I see a disheartening pattern. Im sure many of you seen the thread of mine about wanting to get away from paying the SDS people for nothing. Well this is a hand in hand post regarding that. After dropping 1800 ped in drops and recording every claim here is what I have seen. On average here on Arkadia I have been getting 10 to 15 claims more per 100 ped dropped. I mine mostly ore but I ave 52.6 levels in prospecting and 38.5 in surveying. I say in 100 ped dropped as it is too much to track when I add an en mat drop with the new finders or if I do a seperate en mat drop. Anway I have had runs as low as 21 claims per 100 ped and as high as 41 claims per 100 ped dropped. The avg claim rate per 100 I had on calypso was between 15 and 34 resulting in a avg tt return either just over even or just under by a few ped each run. Very rarely did this change to a big loss or a big gain. On Arkadia I get stable over 30 claims per 100 ped but yet I am getting same tt avg return or less then I had on Calypso. Soo this brings me to the point of wondering just how big a chunk outta my ass is SDS getting. Many here talk about less return over all so far in a place where the balance is supposedly the same as any other planet. This leaves the chunk SDS is getting as the only changed factor. So just how much exactly are they getting is my question. To me this is too much for them doing nothing other then the fact I had no choice to spawn anywhere else but there. If this is the case where it is even more solidly garanteed I cant make a living (avatar wise not RL) in EU I have to seriously debate wheather there is a future at all left for EU. I know many will feel the same as we have all been hanging on for Arkadia to come and produce change and giving EU one last chance to redeem itself as a viable entertainment source. If the economy of it all doesnt change or gets even worse then before having to pay someone else a cut they do not deserve I dont see this lasting much longer at all and the writing on the wall has just gotten brighter and clearer. Flame away if you feel but this is what I am seeing so far.