Really? As far as I am aware you can own a mine and have a mining faction assigned and an operator that is part of that faction. That operator would then have to start up mines etc, but should work perfectly fine much like production etc. I know we've had some mines that way.
“To extract the materials you must satisfy these conditions:
*The owner of the Mine must be a faction.”
This seemed inconsistent with the production rules, which is why I asked if the rules were correct. But now Ellias says that he knows of individuals that are able to run their mines without turning them over to a faction?
An acquaintance of mine just assigned all his mines to my faction presumably so he could operate them privately. He seems to know what he's doing and if it's the case that it works, I will find out and let you know Amp.
I know for a fact that the owner does NOT need to be a faction. A close friend owns 2 mines and operates them normally using the following setup-
“If the owner faction is not a Mining faction then the Manager must be a Mining faction and the Operator a member of that faction.
The NPCs used in Mining must be owned by the owner or operator of the mine.
- 9/ Getting your Raw Materials (Extraction) ”
Despite him not being a faction, the process works like he is. Bug or intentional?
As long as the manager is the mining faction and the operator belongs/sits with the faction then the mine can be owned by the operator.
The cost of extraction gets deducted from the owners creds and repeat does work.