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We're testing to see how gems spawn and the prices are set on Ice right now, before bringing them to the other production oceans. If any mates notice quartz, beryl, or lapis spawning, we're buying them at Shatterstone, Cold Spring, and Fort Royal respectively. Please post here and let me know with the sell prices.

Thank you!
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Hip hip hooray! Gems for all. Gems for merchants. ;-)
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I created a chart for the Ice gems in the YPPedia Gem article. As for what I've seen so far: Fort Royal sells Quartz gems for 800, Cold Spring sells them for 790.
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YAY! The other oceans can finally benefit from my Gem running tutorial! Don't think there's anything I would need to change if it moved to the other oceans.

/me thinks for a bit.

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Beryl sell prices:

Fort Royal: 770
Eieio: 680
Kings: 630

Shatterstone doesn't have any at this time.
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YAY! The other oceans can finally benefit from my Gem running tutorial! Don't think there's anything I would need to change if it moved to the other oceans.

/me thinks for a bit.

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Maybe some location/route data for different oceans, but just looking over it, it looks good. ;D

Mmmmm, gems...
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While you're messing with the gems code... may I suggest that gem-spawning on npp's and forages be re-examined. It's really quite useless to gain 1 gem on the opposite side of the ocean from where it can be sold.

Foraging normally only brings in one item though, so, I don't know... if a gem is foraged, the next 4 forages are also gems? With NPP's just make sure they give out 5 gems or such at a time. Obviously, this means decreasing the frequency of those sources to 1/5th as often to keep the same balance. I don't know that the same balance needs to be kept though, with all the palace poe sinks that have been added we could live with a little more fountain.

Just a thought. And I'll keep an eye out when I'm icing.
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Question even though I've not gotten gems, how will this work at Viridian/Cobalt with their 3 archs?
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There would be three types of gems. Suggestions on how to make things clear where gems are traded to and where you'll be selling them, as apart from Jade, none of the other archipelagos of the oceans correspond with a gemstone type.
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Obviously, in the case of Sage, they shouldn't be gems; they should be bird eggs corresponding to the bird archipelago.

Hunter would do well with finding stars that belong to a specific constellation. i.e. archipelago.

The rest can stay as gems probably.

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Obviously, in the case of Sage, they shouldn't be gems; they should be bird eggs corresponding to the bird archipelago.


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There would be three types of gems. Suggestions on how to make things clear where gems are traded to and where you'll be selling them, as apart from Jade, none of the other archipelagos of the oceans correspond with a gemstone type.


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Hypnos wrote: 
There would be three types of gems. Suggestions on how to make things clear where gems are traded to and where you'll be selling them, as apart from Jade, none of the other archipelagos of the oceans correspond with a gemstone type.


Erm...jade, onyx, and garnet? I think Viridian and Cobalt are already taken care of. :)
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Discussions on equivalents to Midnight's gems

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So, quartz gems were spawning on Monday, we had beryls spawning yesterday...supposedly that leaves the lapis gems to spawn today, but I haven't seen any...anyone else?
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So, quartz gems were spawning on Monday, we had beryls spawning yesterday...supposedly that leaves the lapis gems to spawn today, but I haven't seen any...anyone else?


I'm from Viridian, and all this gem talk is new (and fascinating) to me. I can see it now: I'm running a load of gems to sell them someplace, and my gunner starts complaining, "Don't turn so much! The beryl is sliding all over the place!"
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"Don't turn so much! The beryl is sliding all over the place!"


/e groans.

There will be pun-ishment forthcoming for that one.

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Dodo: Diamond
Gull: Garnets
Ibis: Iolite
Osprey: Obsidian
Pelican: Pearl
Puffin: Pyrite
Stork: Sapphire
Tern: Topaz
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Simple Sage Suggestion Supplied
(Worked with wikipedia's wisdom)

Dodo: Diamond
Gull: Garnets
Ibis: Iolite
Osprey: Obsidian
Pelican: Pearl
Puffin: Pyrite
Stork: Sapphire
Tern: Topaz


Stop with the alliteration!
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Seriously, though, if we can't get bird eggs then alliteration is probably the best way to go.
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Seriously, though, if we can't get bird eggs then alliteration is probably the best way to go.


I don't know, basing it off the archipelago's color (as seen on charts) might work well.

So that could be Topazes for light-blue Dodo, we can probably recycle Coral for pale-red Osprey,... Etcetera.
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I don't know, basing it off the archipelago's color (as seen on charts) might work well.

So that could be Topazes for light-blue Dodo, we can probably recycle Coral for pale-red Osprey,... Etcetera.

Can the charts be recolored so you have both? I know I don't rely on chart colors very much, and when I do, it doesn't matter if they aren't the same as last week, I just use it to visually group what's in front of me.
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It appears that beryls are spawning again. I never saw any lapis gems spawn, did anybody else?
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It appears that beryls are spawning again. I never saw any lapis gems spawn, did anybody else?

Lapis lazuli gems are now available. I've updated the wiki page.
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I hear there is a small bug having to do with gems spawning that we have fixed for the next release on Ice. If that goes well, I will post which gems spawn in which archipelagos for all oceans someplace prominent (and on the Y!PPedia). Yarr!

Alliteration and color-coordination are sound ideas. Thanks, mates!
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1) Can we get this whisked to the new [Ice] forums.

2) Are these supposed to, for testing purposes, spawn every few minutes or is that a bug? I have a bunch of sloops I needed to move from eieio to the rest of the ocean in prep for an ICE whisking party, so I thought I'd check gems for sale to pay for my rum usage in moving, and I stopped to go to the bathroom. When I came back, another batch of gems had spawned, so I bought them. Then I was like, lemme go outside and have a smoke. When I came back, another batch had spawned. I'm like, if I sit here all day...

Just wondering if it's a bug, or if it's just intentionally like that on ICE to give a broad chance at testing it out or something.
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Pardon my dub ocean ignorance, but what's the point of gems? Just something else to buy and sell?

And bird eggs is just a stupid idea. Sorry.
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