I will just skill telling you all the reasons this would be wrong and let you in on some key huddles in your way.... everyone starts broke... this mean YOU have no money and the only way to get money is to sell to npcs(at first), so your going to have to mine. which means you're going to have to leave the "safe" zone.
Ya, NQ has said the "safe" zone will be 20km which seems like a big area... its not. Very far from it. there are 2500 people in the pre-alpha so lets use some math, 20km / 2500 people = .008km per person. how much ore will be in each "lot". And how many people will be