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Some of the most frequently asked questions. You can also search the Discord.

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1. When do I get other upgrades after golem?

At 225km the Broken Robot will give you a new set of blueprints to make. (see also all the blueprints and the milestones)

2. Where should I spend tickets?

Since version 0.44, there has been a lot of new things to spend your tickets on. Firstly, the earning of additional relic slots beyond 10 is now only possible with tickets, starting with 5 tickets for the first, and increasing by 5 for each additional slot. You can also buy permanent upgrades in the garage for reducing your orange fish spawn timer, revealing all scientist excavations, and having basic drones automatically turn round once they get full. 

Beyond this, you can buy building materials, refresh trades and scientist excavations, and even buy buffs and chests. What you choose to get in what order is up to you, and with the increased amount of ways to get tickets, it's easier than ever to get them back.

3. From where can I get Building Materials?

Chests, caves, scientists’ missions and some from quests.

4. How can I make money faster/faster progress?

There is no easy way to be faster in Mr. Mine, although certain relics and buffs help. But it's mostly a matter of time, including timelapses, and thus the more active your playstyle, the faster your progress. 

5. From where do I get oil?

After reaching a milestone at 300km.

6. Just got 0 oil from a chest, is this a bug?

The chest reward gives you an hour worth of oil made and gets rounded down, so having an Oil Rig at level 0 with hourly production below 1 oil causes this.

7. What is The Core used for?

The core is used to sacrifice minerals, relics and scientists.

  Material Sacrificing: Throwing in any earth materials will either give you “nothing happens” or around the same value of another earth material, value can be slightly higher or lower to add some variance.

  Relic Sacrificing: Throwing in any relic will either give you “nothing happens” or sometimes it can give you another relic back. The relics returned are based on what is thrown in for example endless miner speed potions can give you back endless drill speed potions, endless scientist speed potions, endless gem speed potions and a few others. 
  Scientist Sacrificing (25% success rate): Throwing in any scientist will either give you “nothing happens” or sometimes it can give you another scientist back from lower to higher rarity.

8. What does the Book of Secrets (BoS) do?

Books of Secrets are used to upgrade relics and scientists at the Core (501km). One Book of Secrets will turn the Core blue (corrupted). If another Book of Secrets is sacrificed while the Core is blue, you'll get a Book of Secrets+ that can be used to turn the core white (blessed). The blue Core changes a relic or scientist's rarity to Warped. The white Core changes a relic's rarity to Divine and scientists to Warped. There is no divine rarity for scientists. Success chance for relics is 100%. The success chance for scientists is 50%. If an attempt fails, the scientist is lost, and you then have to spend tickets if you want to reattempt to warp that scientist. The Core returns to normal after one success.

9. Why is the game significantly slower after the core? Am I missing something?

The progress gets a lot slower at later earth and onwards, make sure you have maxed your drill, maybe switch some relics and be patient, Mr. Mine is an idle game after all. 

10. Are there any shortcuts?

See Shortcuts

11. Scientists have more chances to die the more they level up?

NO. Depending on the rarity scientists have a reduced death chance but levels don’t affect it in any way. Levels however affect the duration of the excavations and the timelapses from them. Also, nightmare difficulty excavations are able to appear at the left side after the specific scientist reaches level 30. See scientists for more details. 

12. Where is the whacko/chest compressor/orange fish?

All these are explained at the Achievements page.

13. I joined the discord and it doesn’t give me the achievement?

The discord one HELP MRMINE GROW specifically isn't even a quest on Steam, it's only available on the web version. Also the SHARE MRMINE WITH A FRIEND is a non steam achievement as well. It should be automatic, if not, reload the game and try again. 

14. My shift seems to somehow got stuck and now the chests are opened without animation?

Holding shift and pressing the windows/power key and clicking back into the game not holding shift will have the same effects as pressing the shift key manually.

15. My scientist died but he was miraculously resurrected but I don't have any scythes?

The game does a RNG roll between from 1 to 100, meaning that every time the "bury" button is clicked there is a 1% of the scientist not getting buried.

16. Who are the miners with the red stars on their names?

The red names are the names of players who chose to support the game by buying 650 tickets or 1400 tickets at one time.

17. I have a wonderful idea. Open chests without animation / button to open all chests at once.

For the first, Shift+Click, see shortcuts. For the second, see timelapse for how it would be a bad idea, and won't happen. 

18. What does it mean when the quests guys has a lightbulb over him?

Lighbulb means nothing. It was supposed to tell you that you have quests to complete but it was replaced with the arrows later on without deleting the lighbulb. 

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