Hit the nail on the head. There’s so much refined red gleam in the game from exploits its hard to believe it’s super sparse with ~15 or so locations dotting the map.
Maybe adding something like the crystal structures in the background of the intro cave scene?
even if it was to add fake beams of light? for dramatic effect. Crystal structures like that in caves made of something that could be processed into gleam would be a nice reason for the player to explore caves outside the region where gems are located… this could even give the player a hint in the direction to go find said gems, more gleam crystal structures? then less gems in the area… or maybe, crystal structures starting to take on a different color? gems might be in the area… something like a bread crumbs… its just an idea…
yes and no… if its not attached to a larger build you have permissions on then sure.