I finally completed the skill training to be able to fly my Retriever mining barge last night. So about a month since I first started playing until I could get into a real mining ship. I probably could have gotten into it about a week earlier if I hadn’t cross-trained into other areas, but I’m happy none-the-less that I’m finally making some progress toward my current end goals. From here on I should start making vastly more money in mining, and can finally start devoting most of my training toward combat related stuff. Unfortunately it’s going to take me approximately 90 more days to get into the fully fitted Battle Cruiser I want.