It’d be nice if you told us how many hours, what type of hammers, how many players, or anything else that quantifies the amount of gems. You said the equivalent of:
“Guys, I found out that bomb mining isn’t nerfed that bad if you have an unprecedented (and undisclosed) army of players with hammers!”
You want to see how many gems I’ve gotten since August 17th? (Minus power coils, totaling about 300 gems in the back) It’s not pretty.
I am a solo player. I make my own everything, minus a few purchases here and there. I used to be able to afford gems, but with the price spike now that isn’t an option. I use AoE Titanium because that’s all I can afford. I have been having a very very very hard time mining for gems. I have a life outside of Boundless, so I can’t spend all day figuring out how to get gems. I know I am definitely not alone in the trouble of finding them. I have a total of almost 300 hours spent mostly crafting and mining, so it’s not an issue related to that. I honestly don’t know what I’m doing wrong. In the past I’ve had a lot of patience in EA and got plenty of gems in even less time, but now… I get maybe 10-20 gems a trip and spend even more time mining, possibly 3-4 hours a trip. I don’t know what to do. In the past I wasn’t even using bomb mining, so I’m not blaming that. Something changed, I don’t know what, but something did. Maybe it’s the influx of players? No idea. I’m probably done playing for awhile until prices cool down and the devs get through their to-do list.