Hello Arkadians. I got myself a Rookie Terramaster and I wanted to test its potential. I went out with 600ped in probes, 2000 triple drops. I quickly changed my mind and lowered it to 150ped in probes making it a run of 500 triple drops. After 380 drops I gave up though as mining isn’t my thing, yet I am still going to post my results here. I started out with all mining skills on 1 point too. I used no amps, entered no taxed lands or PVP and used the TT excavator. The results were all from planet side mining only. All drops made were made 100m apart from each other, even though the finder got a 54m range so I could have increased it to 108m. The reason I did this was mostly out of ‘scientific’ curiosity. How are the returns? Any SOOTO as there were in the past? Are the skill gains any good? Result run in PED and TT values: TT Returns per resource: Claim sizes: Most claim sizes were size 1 and 2 as expected. The following claim sizes were from the unexpected variant; SOOTO: None, zero, zip, nada, nutting! Does that mean you can’t find SOOTO with the Rookie Terramaster? Probably, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up for it. Since I rather hunt than mine, I can also not determine how rare a SOOTO actually is, let alone on this finder. Skill gains: Completed Missions: Aarkan Stage 1 Verdict: It is totally worth it to go mining with the Rookie Terramaster if the globals continue to come as they did, and it not just a ‘welcome to the game’ fluke. The skill gains were not that great, but considering the costs and returns of this run it was fine. Despite seeing so much of Arkadia I did not even once found any fruit, stones or dung. Will I mine more? Probably, but no runs of this size anymore, takes too much time. And when it comes to the missions, I got about 6 points in most of them for stage 1 and it will take a long, long time to complete any of those missions with the finder if I don’t get the right globals.