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How do you mine for gems?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ciaran, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Ciaran

    Ciaran Guest

    How do you mine for gems now? I noticed on my shovel it tells me when I select mine for ore and gems that I have not learned how to mine for gems or I do not have enough skill? I am using mining gloves to be at gm but still not able to... Could someone please help?
     
  2. Maplestone

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    There is a book for sale from the blacksmiths in Ter Mur that you have to read (similar to gaining the ability to mine stone)
     
  3. deke

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    The gems the shovel mentions are of the small, normal variety like the kind you find on monsters or at a jeweler. If you could mine ML gems before, you can still mine them without having to buy the book for 10,000+ gp.
     
  4. Ciaran

    Ciaran Guest

    Cool Thanks you guys!
     
  5. Obsidian

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    How exactly do you "read" the book? Do you have to simply open it up once? Or do you need to flip through the pages? I have a budding miner (80 mining ATM) and want to add this capability to him.

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    you gotta download it into a pdf......:thumbup:
     
  7. Restroom Cowboy

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    click the shovel, then click the spot you wish to mine? :eyes:
     
  8. Maplestone

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    You read it by double-clicking. If you've never used one of these before, there are three gargoyle books miners can read:

    mining for gems: Ter Mur blacksmith
    mining for stone: Ter Mur or Ver Lor Reg (Ilshenar) stone crafters
    mining for quality sand: Ver Lor Reg (Ilshenar) alchemists
     
  9. Obsidian

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    Thanks! No, I've never read any of these books before. I'm just getting my first miner/smith and future artificer going.

    I know you have to be GM mining to get the special ML gems. Will I start digging up the regular ones immediately after reading the book while at my current skill (80 mining)?

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  10. Ni-

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    You need to be GM Mining to read the books/mine for small gems/stone/sand.