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Games => Spelunky Support => Topic started by: qqqbbb on January 29, 2014, 04:04:10 PM



Title: Ghost gems
Post by: qqqbbb on January 29, 2014, 04:04:10 PM
Gems touched by the ghost are worth $5000 in every world. Maybe they should scale like regular gems do?


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: Whooper1222 on January 30, 2014, 07:26:38 AM
Yes, they $5000 worth. They become diamonds...
And there price is multiplied depending on the area, i.e.
Mines = $5000
Jungle = $10000
Ice = $15000
Temple = $20000
You know what = $25000


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: Bae on January 30, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
They're saying they DONT get multiplied, which I couldnt confirm/deny because lol I aint messin with no ghost.

If they don't get the multipliers that's definitely a thing that should be fixed...


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: GnusieShaboozie on February 05, 2014, 11:04:57 AM
Diamonds are worth 5000 in every area. Anybody who thinks otherwise doesn't have enough experience to know better.

I'm also fairly certain that they're actually meant to be 5,000 in every area. It's not a bug or anything.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: SevenSpirits on February 10, 2014, 08:38:42 PM
Yes, they $5000 worth. They become diamonds...
And there price is multiplied depending on the area, i.e.
Mines = $5000
Jungle = $10000
Ice = $15000
Temple = $20000
You know what = $25000

The gem multipliers don't even work like that. Jungle gets 125%, Ice Caves 150%, etc. But like Gnusie said, diamonds produced by the ghost are always $5000 regardless of area.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: GnusieShaboozie on February 10, 2014, 08:41:08 PM
iirc, the moai head diamond is actually worth $7,500. But yeah, other than that they're all 5,000.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: Bae on February 11, 2014, 04:29:54 PM
Why wouldn't they scale though that doesnt make sense to me

If the Moai diamond was 7500 I assume that's because it's not a ghost gem and it's being effected by the increased worth of the ice caves

Which makes me think it is actually a bug because it means that something about the ghost prevents it from scaling, it's not just diamonds are set to not incur the increased value. Either the ghost touching a gem does something like ChangeSprite>Diamond, ChangeWorth>5000 or it otherwise shields it from the effects somehow.

Something like that I only half know what I'm talking about.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: valgas17 on March 08, 2014, 12:53:30 PM
I agree that it seems like diamond values should scale, but it cant really be "fixed" without messing up the entire high score history.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: bloxxin on March 08, 2014, 02:10:27 PM
Well, because naturally-generated diamonds normally are rare. (Said Moai diamond and occasional Shoppy mini-fortress chests that happen to contain diamonds.)

But with ghost-mining, you can easily convert multiple large gems in expensive diamonds; which would make it incredibly high-paying, beyond even winning the final idol/trophy.

Stress on easily.
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Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: Urza on March 10, 2014, 09:41:08 AM
The other source of diamonds is those little shopkeeper vaults. Unfortunately it's difficult to tell how much those are worth since they're so packed with other gems.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: GnusieShaboozie on March 10, 2014, 02:29:20 PM
I have been told that the shopkeeper vault gems multiply with the area as well, however I have not tested that theory myself.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: bloxxin on March 10, 2014, 02:37:54 PM
@Urza
But I just mentioned that! :( I just forgot what they were called exactly.

(Said Moai diamond and occasional Shoppy mini-fortress chests that happen to contain diamonds.)


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: Urza on March 13, 2014, 09:44:42 AM
I missed that, sorry.


Title: Re: Ghost gems
Post by: bloxxin on March 13, 2014, 09:56:11 AM
@Urza
It's okay, people make mistakes.