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Offline grimsoul

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Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:34:38 AM »
I bought the Gem-u-Cut machine that came with SN and I got rich fast with it.
My dog brought in a tiberium gem and I cut it in a spiral cut with the machine. Cuts made with the machine cost nothing. I got the spiral cut gem and 5 piles of gem dust.
I placed all 6 items on the ground and they all grew up to be worth around $40,000 each.
So around $200,000 off of one tiberium gem. Not bad.
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
Wow, that's impressive. I cut 6 tiberium earlier and just stashed the dust in a chest - I think I'll be scattering some around instead!

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 12:13:07 PM »
Does this only work with Tiberium? Or can you place any gem on the ground and it'll increase in value/grow?

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 12:14:00 PM »
That has made gem hunting even more important!  No more starving Sims.  Instead of buying that first toilet etc. when you are new, get a gem cutter and theoretically you can have a mansion in a day.  I like it.

Only tiberium grows, unless some of the newer stones also grow.
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 02:32:16 PM »
I sim diffidently isn't starving now. But he was living on a empty lot at the time. Now I can build him a house.
My dog brought another tiberium home and when I cut it I only got one dust this time. But between the gem and the dust growing I still got about $75,000 from 1 cut.
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 02:53:42 AM »
Wow, that's great to know.  The tiberium dust made my sim sick in his inventory, and I thought it was useless since it wasn't cut, so I sold it off.  Simoleons down the drain!  :P

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 09:54:16 AM »
The dust made my sick sic also. I placed it on the ground just to get it out of my inventory. Then a few days later it grew just like the gems do and my broke sim wasn't broke anymore.
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 10:47:05 AM »
All gems can be sold at the Alchemy consignment store, unlike at the regular consignment store, so you can also sell your Tiberium there and make even more money.  I sold one at zero experience and got $92,000 for it!  :o

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 10:55:19 AM »
All gems can be sold at the Alchemy consignment store, unlike at the regular consignment store, so you can also sell your Tiberium there and make even more money.  I sold one at zero experience and got $92,000 for it!  :o

Did you sell the uncut rock or a cut tiberium for that much?
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012, 03:08:53 PM »
Both can be consinged and I just sold around 298.000$ worth soulpeace spirecut for around 491.000$ as my first sell! raw moonstone went for 1.981$.
This is fantastic news!

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2012, 03:10:47 PM »
Did you sell the uncut rock or a cut tiberium for that much?
A cut tiberium.  I sold 4 pieces that had grown, and one of the pieces sold for 92k whilst the other 3 ranged from 40-70k.

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2012, 03:26:07 PM »
Isn't there a way to store the dust since it is an alchemy ingredient?  Did the dust you left on the ground become a fulll tiberium or just more dust?
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 03:34:13 PM »
Had to check to see if it works, old formula for soupleace gem with transfiguration works with gem dust too.
So use the byproduct of cutting 5 different gems and add just one more cut - I used emerald cut emerald and gem dust from 5 more gems and got soulpeace gem.
This machine plus gatherer are my favorite parts of this SN.

PS Gatherer will increase the number of gem dust you get as a byproduct, without that trait it is average 1-2 gem dust per gem cut, while with it it is 2-3 gem dusts. Not shore how you got 5 from one cut.

Isn't there a way to store the dust since it is an alchemy ingredient?  Did the dust you left on the ground become a fulll tiberium or just more dust?

It grows into a full spire cut tiberium but you can store it in chest and probably in cabinet as other gem dusts.

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2012, 05:07:41 PM »
Isn't there a way to store the dust since it is an alchemy ingredient?  Did the dust you left on the ground become a fulll tiberium or just more dust?

If you get an alchemy display shelf, you can store elixirs, metals and gems (cut/uncut) inside. 
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2012, 06:23:35 PM »
Thank you so much for this tip! I will be trying this when I play tonight!

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2012, 04:10:11 AM »
I just had an insane glitch on the tiberium that resulted in selling one (from the inventory) for 48 million and the other for 43 million. Large spire cut tiberium seemed to be gaining a 0 on the value any time I selected them to move them between sims and the alchemy cabinet. Since there were 2 together I'd selected them before I noticed the change in value.

This didn't happen with plenty of others, so I'm not sure what happened with these two other than using the alchemy cabinet to store them instead of a chest once they had grown.

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2012, 04:39:24 AM »
I remember selling a gem for over 7k that was really not one of the more expensive gems - I can't remember exactly what it was sadly, something like a cut tanzanite or diamond maybe. I just noticed the number and went "WHAT?"

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012, 10:56:11 AM »

PS Gatherer will increase the number of gem dust you get as a byproduct, without that trait it is average 1-2 gem dust per gem cut, while with it it is 2-3 gem dusts. Not shore how you got 5 from one cut.

I've just had only 1 gem dust produced as a by product when cut by a Sim with the Gatherer trait. Maybe the extremes are just a very small percentage chance.

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2012, 11:29:22 AM »
I've gotten anywhere from 1 to 6 dust from a gem cut.
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 02:04:15 PM »
Had to check to see if it works, old formula for soupleace gem with transfiguration works with gem dust too.
So use the byproduct of cutting 5 different gems and add just one more cut - I used emerald cut emerald and gem dust from 5 more gems and got soulpeace gem.
This machine plus gatherer are my favorite parts of this SN.

PS Gatherer will increase the number of gem dust you get as a byproduct, without that trait it is average 1-2 gem dust per gem cut, while with it it is 2-3 gem dusts. Not shore how you got 5 from one cut.

It grows into a full spire cut tiberium but you can store it in chest and probably in cabinet as other gem dusts.

So theoretically you might be able to transfigure gem dust into a full blown gem?  That's an experiment worth doing unless you want the gem dust. (My alchemist would)
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 09:02:56 AM »
Leaving aside tiberium - the gem-u-cut machine makes gem collecting highly profitable in general. The machine costs less than a single heart-shaped cut done through the mailbox, and all cuts are free. All that stuff on the gem collecting page about break-even points and the most profitable cut for each gem is out the window. Just use the highest cut you've unlocked for any gem.
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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2012, 09:16:16 PM »
i have the gatherer trait. I placed all my gem dust in my alchemy shelf....none of it increased in value

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012, 09:27:36 PM »
I'm working on a game with three writers and one utility sim, trying to compare writing strategies.  The real takeaway I'm getting from it is: why am I bothering with writing when my utility sim is raking in this kind of cash?


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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 09:32:08 PM »
Leaving aside tiberium - the gem-u-cut machine makes gem collecting highly profitable in general. The machine costs less than a single heart-shaped cut done through the mailbox, and all cuts are free. All that stuff on the gem collecting page about break-even points and the most profitable cut for each gem is out the window. Just use the highest cut you've unlocked for any gem.

It's still applicable for gems that can hit the 3500-4900 window - you would want to scale down the cut for a gem with a starting value above 900, to make it useful for tiberium transfiguration.

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Re: Getting rich with the gem-u-cut machine
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2012, 10:52:29 AM »
Apologies for the triple post, but wanted to let folks know, gem dust counts as a gem cut for transfiguration, which means lots more large Soulpeace to use as the basis for lots more tiberium.