Per Phobos on FFL today, they want to know how people feel about sifted earth. Should they remove it entirely? Do you like it? He did say, however, that they don't want people to turn into just dirt farmers. So they wouldn't be increasing the amount of goodies that come out of dirt. Edit: http://www.twitch.tv/r5studios/b/392948786 @ 1:05:35 SuperEdit: After thinking about it some, I think it should stay in the game as is. It makes total sense that if you've only found a 30% node then you're going to get a whole lot of dirt. Plus it's going to take a long time to refine because it's basically garbage. Essentially punishing the player if they drop thumpers on the first node they find or the "easy" stuff instead of finding the higher concentrations. If we removed it completely I think people would expect their 350 capactiy (or whatever) thumper to return that much resources. And if it didn't, then there would be much wailing and gnashing of teeth. And soon after I feel like vein concentrations wouldn't even matter. Every spot would be a 100% spot. I do think we should be given the option to just discard it, though. Instead of refining it.