I’m curious whether people think it would be a good thing to post the actual numbers (found in game files)—or whether it should be kept more of a mystery
Sapphires - I’ve seen as low as 40 and as high as 110
Topaz - About 100 - 180
Everything else, ya gotta get llllllllowwwwwwwwwwwww
i farm sapphire between 100 and 125, topaz 120-140, diamond 0-20, emerald 0-20, amethyste 0-20, ruby the godsake they are i saw the most around 10-20
did you find a lot at 40 or was just a lost seams ?
That’s just the lowest sample I’ve ever seen. But I’d say that the highest concentrations seem to be a little bit lower than the range you’ve been using.
thats what a mass craft ?
Aye. 25 Advanced Coils.
yeah i was just meaning they aren’t as balanced as other gems, they seems to have way less or harder to get since they are really sparse around the world
I don’t know. I got 360 Rubies about the same speed as it took to get 360 diamond. So I think it’s just about where you’re looking.
No, the rubies are far less concentrated. You can see the relative density of deposits on the atlases… Whereas diamonds are all crammed under the mountains, the rubies are scattered in smaller pockets all over the place.
Even if you used the same method with the same consistency in both cases, you’re just going to have to dig more holes in more places to get the same quantity of rubies. My guess would be that you got the diamonds first and improved your technique as you progressed.
No sir/ma’am. Same technique I used with Andoweem back before 1.0
I really like “Your Highness” but I’ll settle for “bro”, “dude”, “brodude”, or any other permutation incorporating “bro” and/or “dude”.
But it’s still the case that you can see the layout of diamonds vs. rubies on the atlas, and they’re not the same. Even if you’re getting lucky, in the long-term there’s just more distance involved if you want to collect several hundred rubies as opposed to the same quantity of diamonds.
My experience matches that of @Gorillastomp, and everyone else I’ve talked to that’s mined both has had the same complaint.
I found 48 daimonds so far and no rubies. Though i have to say that my prefered method or stripmining i used on Andoween (use daimond hammer, strip 3 by 3 tunnels, fully skilled, so two hits per breaking three blocks) i cant use now due to lack of skill. Its not possible to stripmine efficiently while using iron and gold hammers with 3 to 4 strikes a block. I hope skilling up the cetraforge will net me better hammers to do this efficiently.
If anyone has other tips i will be happy. Right now i stripmine between 10-20 height and use the atlas to find them sparkly things.
The claim seems to be we now have to do bomb mining or wait for forged tools. Not an answer I am fond of.
Maybe on the tier 6 and 7 planets gems are as abundant as iron on a tier 4 world. Buts since they aren’t in the game yet the midgame (getting your machines powered with coils) is extremely grindy for a solo player.
But i agree. The slow pace of mining is not very fun at all.
Nah. Definitely don’t need to bomb mine. Just gotta be patience. Gotta swing your hammer, Brother.
This is beautiful!
I just soloed lvl 2 meteor on lvl 4 planet (Delta Cancret) with simple iron slingbow. I got 2 Amethyst, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Ruby. Wasn’t that hard, you just need a cliff over water, for all spitters, and those walking bombs to fall into. Got a dozen or more cuttletrunks, the very basic ones (maybe two dozens), and one that was very though, but positioning pillar or tree, etc. between it and yourself let me kill it relatively easy. Overall… more time efficient than mining on lvl 5 planet for me, even though I have maxed out hammer power.
Just my 2 cents.
EDIT: Also… soloing is more fun and fun… if you catch my drift than mining, even thou I mined a shitload stones and ores already, and really don’t mind mining (I even played minecraft solo ) .
I’ll second this. It seems to be much more fruitful than mining. Although Solo Meteors gives you random gems, it still was filling my needs much faster than mining