Ever since I started playing Lotro I found it very odd that there are these ore deposits. Tiny rock heaps where suposedly ore is in. Which you can mine within a few seconds and get some ore.
Always searching for a deposite with the radar (because that is VERY realistic).
I ask you why was this system created? Because everybody knows you get ore from veins in a mine! Was it because you have to search for ore and so kill mobs and get XP?
Was it because of the auction houses, so that it would be a bit scarce and so sellable?
I personally as a dwarf would really like to see some real mines introduced in the game. But as I hear people think know "that would be too easy!" But to counter that you could perhaps set one particular mine depleted, so that people would have to go somewhere else and it would still be kind of scarce. You can also make like secret entrances, to abanoned mines where you first have to kill a few mobs or have to do a tiny instance for.
Maybe they could rework the abandoned mine at Thorins Hall. Also the mining system would need a change I think.
I think you should mine a few minutes to get ore from a vein rather than a few second to mine a deposite(and then search for the next one).
Would be cool just to see a few people mine a mine at once, as a group.
I'm sure it will make a fun edition to the game!