Exotoic vein mining event
Waiting on the extractors to squeeze every exotic from a vein can get a little dull.
What about adding an exotic extraction event that causes all the animals to freak out and try to attack the extractors? Maybe combined with an increase in storm activity?
Maybe tie it into the new difficulty options?
Or a fracking extractor that gets more exotics but really upsets the ecosystem?
Or add a minigame to speed it up - players can still go away and do other stuff, or do the minigame and get an exotic in every 5 seconds instead of the current 20s. Or something like this.
or put 2 or 3 extractors on it :)
(take Fabricator, Electronics and steel with you + extra fuel or biocomposter)
Even if you do that, it still takes a minimum of 20/30 minutes (with 3/2 extractors respectively) to mine 180 exotics.
The idea of a mini-game is really cool to speed it up. I think that would be an awesome implementation.