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    5 Gem questions

    1.) Where will gems be stored? Do we put them in our inventory or does one of the artisans hold on to them for us.

    2.) Are different gems level specific? Like if I get a chipped can it only be used by level 6 an up like in d2.


    3.) Do all gems upgrade to the next level with three of the same?


    4.) is there any combining of multiple gems to get the powers of each?


    5.) how many sockets will there be in each item type, and what items are socketable?


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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    You have a hand slot. You can hold up to 5 gems in your hand at any given time. Others will have to be tossed. Gems CANNOT be placed into your inventory or stash.

    Nah, just messin'.

    1) Inventory or stash.
    2) I'm assuming this will be the case, as higher level gems would be very strong on low level characters. That being said, nobody is going to throw perfect gems into cracked leather armour.
    3) I believe so.
    4) I think you mean combining. I don't believe this is the case, although gem stats are not finalized on the website.
    5) That's up to the developers. Different items will have different max sockets. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe sockets roll independent of any other affixes. Also, I think almost everything can have sockets. I am not sure about gloves, boots, and belts. But I know rings and amulets can now.



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    1.) Where will gems be stor? Do we put them in our inventory or does one of the artisans hold on to them for us.

    They stack, but we are not sure how many stack. 100 maybe?

    2.) Are different gems level specific? Like if I get a chipped can it only be used by level 6 an up like in d2.

    Level specific

    3.) Do all gems upgrade to the next level with three of the same?

    No, you need gold now and to use jeweler

    4.) is there any comparing of multiple gems to get the powers of each?

    What?



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowzer View Post
    1.) Where will gems be stor? Do we put them in our inventory or does one of the artisans hold on to them for us.

    They stack, but we are not sure how many stack. 100 maybe?

    2.) Are different gems level specific? Like if I get a chipped can it only be used by level 6 an up like in d2.

    Level specific

    3.) Do all gems upgrade to the next level with three of the same?

    No, you need gold now and to use jeweler

    4.) is there any comparing of multiple gems to get the powers of each?

    What?
    Didn't know about the gold cost. Sounds like a decent gold sink.



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    Sorry combining on my phone and auto correct messed it up. Should be - is there any combining of multiple different gems to get 1 gem with a variety of abilities.



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    I didn't know about the gold cost too for upgrading, gold might hold its value yet! So is it gold, plus the artisan has to be upgraded enough to do the upgrade, and multiple gems? Seems like a decent sink!



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowzer View Post
    1.) Where will gems be stor? Do we put them in our inventory or does one of the artisans hold on to them for us.

    They stack, but we are not sure how many stack. 100 maybe?
    Game guide currently says "Maximum stack amount: 30".



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowzer View Post
    2.) Are different gems level specific? Like if I get a chipped can it only be used by level 6 an up like in d2.

    Level specific

    3.) Do all gems upgrade to the next level with three of the same?

    No, you need gold now and to use jeweler

    4.) is there any comparing of multiple gems to get the powers of each?

    What?
    All gems have a required level of 1. Meaning: you can give a new character a max level gem and have him or her just cruise through normal. They intend gems to be the ultimate twinking abilities that make successive runs through the game easier. People will be giving their twinks weapons with Radiant Star Topazes and watch while low level bosses one-hit themselves from the thorns damage. (Of course it will be a long time until people have that high of a level of gems).

    All upgrades require 3 of the lower type + gold (and you have to find the recipe to make many of those, as well). That's why, unless botting or duping affects things, max level gems are going to equal untold thousands of hours of playing time.

    Sadly no Captain Planet style gem combinations (smashing two gems together would just dilute their purity anyways!)



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMailley View Post
    Didn't know about the gold cost. Sounds like a decent gold sink.
    I believe artisan costs for one Lvl 14 gem is 500,000gold.



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    Re: 5 Gem questions

    I doubt they'll keep gems level-requirement-free. It makes no sense, at least not for the stat-increasing ones.




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