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WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Combinable
Stackable:100
Merchant Value:250 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Tribute:250
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Updated:Tue Jul 8th, 2014


Average Price: 200pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 35

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exploit?
# Jul 29 2008 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
Everytime I look at a merchant now a days it's holding at least 100 blue diamonds. Something is going on here. Figure it out plz, I hate spoiled markets.
exploit?
# Aug 23 2009 at 5:47 AM Rating: Good
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I don't think so. I can get 10+ diamonds from just a couple hours of soloing in POFire, and I doubt that is even the best place to do so. You get a good group in COD or wherever these drop really well and you get a stack of 100 in no time. Plus one 85 can pull 50 mobs at a time in zones like that while they are PLing an alt and rack up diamonds quick. See it happen quite a bit on my server.
Bazaar Price
# Oct 06 2007 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Offered frequently in recent weeks for 400 – 825p in the Bazaar. Average price range being 650 – 800p. Seen full stacks (100) sell in this range every few weeks on average. Early in the year the prices were at the higher end 800p, but in recent weeks a glut on the market makes them available, atm, in this wider range. They are sometimes bought by players in barter at around 300p. (/barter when in the bazaar zone) Even so they can still be sold in full stacks in the 800 range occasionally.
Best camp
# Mar 24 2007 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
Does any one know the best place to camp this on Luclin server? I have a jewelrymakeing skill of 293 and this are pretty much the only skill~upper.
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Try Dulak
# Feb 16 2007 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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When I was a little necro I use to hunt in Dulak Harbor and get 2 to 5 blue diamonds a day (5 hours of hunting). Your best bet is the ships.
Blue Diamonds got nerfed?
# Apr 01 2006 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I been trying to find a place to farm Blue Diamonds to get my JC up to 300 and it appears they have been nerfed really bad. Plane of Growth use to drop them like mad and barely a gem drop now.

I been searching all the spots posted on various message boards and coming up empty. This is unless you wanna farm for 3 or 4 ours to get just one or two.

Any spots out there that yield 1 in 5 to 10 kills?

Went to Plane of Hate and killed 60 mobs and got one. Thats a bit on the ridiculous side, don;t you think?
best farm location?
# Feb 03 2006 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
where is the best place to farm these?
BD"S
# Sep 30 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
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what recipies can u do with this?
Grieg's End
# Dec 17 2004 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Have had the blue diamond drop on occasion off different mobs, on trash like A Tormented Pugilist, A Tormented Mercenary, and the named npcs, throughout GE.

Drop rate isn't very high considering the kill number, but they do drop here.

Diamonds also drop in GE . . . for every 3 or 4 BDs, there is a diamond drop, so BDs have a higher drop rate in GE, at least at the moment.

Haven't seen Raw Diamond in GE at all.

Edited, Tue Dec 21 20:09:37 2004
Additional mobs that drop
# May 27 2004 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Bazaar buy of the day
# Mar 23 2004 at 10:35 AM Rating: Default
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I bought 3 of these in the Bazzar for, wait...

...200pp each!

This was one of the best deals I've had :)

Have a good one...
Vendor Nerf
# Jan 23 2004 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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The NPC vendors were nerfed a couple months ago to only hold the items that are visible in their inventory. After a patch you might be able to find a couple BDs on a vendor, but once you buy those someone will sell crap to the vendor, causing the rest of the BDs sold to that vendor to be destroyed. I have been unable to find any BDs for sale on an npc vendor for a couple months. I'm guessing that 99% of the BDs sold to the vendors now are being destroyed.

Please /feedback SOE if you are uspet about rising costs of BDs, cultural gear, etc...
RE: Vendor Nerf
# Mar 23 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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I often run over to the Gypsy camp in OOM after a LDoN there and 50% of the time find BD's for sale. However they only sell one and never more then that, so i'm gueesing they can only have one at a time.

Edited, Tue Mar 23 14:47:07 2004
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RE: Vendor Nerf
# Mar 30 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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i have bought more than 1 BD off a single vendor but the other guy is right no more vendor farming they only carry what is in their sell window at that time. im guessing the reason you dont see them much is everyone looks for them either for their own tradeskill's or to sell in the bazaar for profit.
gone
# Dec 24 2003 at 10:00 PM Rating: Default
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apparently after the recent pacth , dec.18th,ish,,i no longer find blue diamonds for sale at any of the lDoN magus merchants, where i used to get them,, yes was for 262 pp,, and on T. Marr, in Bzar there for sale at a ungawdly 350pp(cheapest) and up to 500pp,, all the ldon merchants slot have items ,so i bought out a few slots of crap items,hopein BD will show but iam not holdin my breath,funny they now have emeralds, sapphires and rubys ,,and no BD,wonder why,,,,,
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RE: gone
# Jan 11 2004 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
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I tend to agree. I visited all the regular LDoN camps today, even Oasis gypsies, and could not find one Blue Diamond. I still could find Jacinth, regular diamonds, and even a few black Sapphires though.
Common in LDoN
# Oct 01 2003 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Blue diamonds drop regularly in LDoN dungeons. The Bazaar market is so depressed on these that I don't bother to buy for 262pp when I see them on a vendor.

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Becoming common
# Aug 21 2003 at 10:37 AM Rating: Good
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In just a matter of a couple weeks, the Blue Diamond's value in the bazaar has plummeted. I'm finding these on vendors all over the PoK. With maxed Charisma you can buy these off vendors for about 265. But then the bazaar is swamped with these and people cant even sell them for 230pp!!!

Tradeskillers - now is the time to take advantage of oversupply - buy em up to make your blue diamond powder before people realize its real value.
RE: Becoming common
# Aug 21 2003 at 3:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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If someone is selling them for 230 in the bazaar, they are a fool. Merchants will pay 238pp for them.

Oh, and btw, the price at max charisma is 262pp
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RE: Becoming common
# Nov 27 2003 at 7:19 PM Rating: Default
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That's max cha and faction, yes? Not everyone has perfect faction with where they find these often.
RE: Becoming common
# Nov 28 2003 at 2:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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With 150 charisma, I can get max price at merchants who con apprehensive. Just carry a pair of opal encrusted steins, with the +6 or +7 cha augments from LDoN. I've had NO problem getting CHA augs, since half the LDON groups I have been in had no chanter, and they were letting them rot.

Between 2 steins (augmented), you can add 64 charisma. If this isn't enough, make an enchanter alt with high cha, give him the steins, and transfer the gems using the shared bank to sell. There is NEVER a reason to take less than full price, anless you are just lazy or in a hurry and don't care.
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heh
# Jul 08 2003 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
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heh, looted a BD off a cannoneer in Dulak on one of the boats

I've seen a few drop there. Sitting in the bank waiting for my fletching to get to 250 (205 atm)
So I can attempt planar bows heh wish me luck


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RE: heh
# Dec 11 2003 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeh alot seem to drop in Dulak, i got like 4 while i been camping the Soul Shredder (aporx 6 hours of killing - though was only killing the one mob on a 15-20min timer)
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BD in Dulak
# May 27 2003 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
While fighting in Dulak, near the boats, I was practicing (nice way to say it) pick pocket skills, I lifted a blue diamond of the mob. I was so excited, I blurted it out to my group as this is the best loot I ever received by pickpocketing.

The pally in our group said the mobs by the docks have been dropping them as he had 2 of them from camping the dock the night before. Hope this information helps those looking for blue diamonds.

Regards, Woneye
RE: BD in Dulak
# Jul 28 2003 at 7:08 AM Rating: Default
I confirm the drop in Dulak ... I think I may have also seen one on "a shady treasure sorter" and/or "a storage worker" while camping them for my 44th DRU spell Healing Waters (nada luck on the spell though sadly, 'cept for the Karana symbol, hehehe).

Happy hunting and GL!
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POJ
# May 18 2003 at 1:26 AM Rating: Default
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Drops in Plane of Justice on Sentries, pretty rare though.
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Drops galore in Dulak
# May 14 2003 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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My group got 5 Blue Diamonds in the tunnles of dulak... I can't tell you the name of the monster that droped them but I'll tell you where...

From the Gunthak Zoneline go left into the hidden caves take the fisrt right you come to and you should see some stairs leeding into a fairly bug room. Thats the room one of the pops in that room (an enchanter I think) drops them quite often
Dulak
# Apr 28 2003 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Had a small group in Dulak and there were 2 Blue Diamond drops within 15-30 mins of each other. I didn't win the roll for em though. Hoping for some tunarean scout armor here shortly!

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PoJ
# Feb 01 2003 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Had 2 drop in 30 min of sentries.
POJ
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Got one off a sentry in the Plane of Justice last night.
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Price coming down...
# Jan 21 2003 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Used to be you'd consider yourself lucky to get these for 1k... now you can easily find one for 400. Main reason why is the PoP zones are relatively rich in diamonds and blue diamonds (quite common in PoN especially) in areas where soloing or single grouping is not out of the question. As a result, a lot more diamonds and blue diamonds are on the market. Increased supply, prices drop, simple economics.
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NPC merchant
# Nov 21 2002 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Dont these sell from a merchant NPC in one of the planes..?
RE: NPC merchant
# Dec 11 2002 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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No. At least not regularly... sometimes players sell these to merchants in Plane of Knowledge and Plane of Tranquility, but wouldn't count on it. With 100 charisma they cost 266pp on the rare times a merchant has one to sell. I was insanely luckly today, somebody who didn't realize the value of these is much higher that what a merchant pays sold it to a merchant in the Cabilis shaman guild, and I bought it for 266.

Plane of Knowledge and Plane of Tranquility, are to the best of my knowledge, the only planes that have merchants.
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RE: NPC merchant
# Jan 15 2003 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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You may have been lucky my friend but I was INSANELY LUCKY when I bought 9 blue diamonds on the Plane of Tranquilty for 262pp each. Resale was very profitable :)
Cazic-Thule Pricing
# Nov 12 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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My guild on Cazic-Thule just bought up about 12 of these in Bazaar for 700 to 800 pp each. The price is coming down fast on our server.
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1 damond = ?
# Nov 02 2002 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
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How much powder do you get from one of these?
RE: 1 damond = ?
# Dec 11 2002 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Just one per recipe. That's why items that require blue diamond powder are so expensive!
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prices driving trade skills into the ground
# Oct 14 2002 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been working on trade skills for quite a while, i've gotten to mastery (or close, at least) in most of them. Seems that there's a lot of people out there that want to kill off the trade skills. I mean when people charge 25pp for an item in the bazaar and want to buy stuff you make with it (and the reason that people are charging that for it in the bazaar, even) for 5pp. I am not going to pay 20pp to make you an item, guys and gals.

Support your local smith/tailor/or whatever, and we'll keep you nicely equipped
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RE: prices driving trade skills into the ground
# Oct 14 2002 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
It just like dealing with the NPC vendors, you buy the components from them and sell back at a loss.
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RE: prices driving trade skills into the ground
# Oct 16 2002 at 1:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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I realize that it's like dealing with merchants, however, the cost to increase trade skills should be sufficient for the loss, i'm not worried about it, much, and this is not a complaint, because i'll just work to get each item, and i realize that there's some really nice things made with certain things, which is why people charge what they do, but the skills needed to make the items costs us tailors/smiths/etc., a lot, and some people might buy the items for the super inflated prices, but i'm betting that you are going to see a drop of lots of the trade skill made items for which people are charging exorbatant rates. the cost to get to mastery keeps lots of people from doing trade skills, and that does help limit competition, and keeps the weak at heart from getting far in most of them, but let me give one example i'm sure anyone would like to see more of.

halfling cultural bags, the 10 giant slot, 100% WR one, specifically (oh yeah, i'm sure everyone wants 4 or 5 of them...lol) they require 36 foraged items, 7 blue diamonds, and a number of platinum threads (250pp, vendor sold item), the cost to make them with people selling the blue diamonds for 1k+, is around 10k (and that's just for one attempt) if you'd like to see more of these out there (and for a reasonable price), people drop your greed a bit, make them resonable
thank you

Edited, Wed Oct 16 14:08:17 2002
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RE: prices driving trade skills into the ground
# Jan 24 2003 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
I have baking, brewing, tailoring, fishing, and baking all up to 135... I have pottery and smithing at 90...

I notice that one trade helps another, so to grandmaster any, you must master all... I will soon be training trades again, and have determine what my course of action will be to help the economy...

I will NEVER sell a single piece in the bazaar EVER... Once I grandmaster tailoring, I will ONLY do combines for my guild.. My idea of dealing with an exhorborantly inflated economy is to ignore it as much as possible, and create my own sub economy. As my guild grows, my goal is to avoid a trip to the bazaar altogether...

My hopes are that many will come to the same conclusion as I do.. Then, when people stand in the bazaar for 72+ hours without selling a single item, the prices will start to drop 8)

I am no economist... Matter of fact, most economists would probably get pretty angry at my idea because in the real world, it would only cause more problems... In EQ you don't have to worry about people losing jobs, or sources of money closing down. Zones will always be there.
In the real world, it is more complex because, unfortunately, there are no undead apes, and if there were, you would not find money or gems on their corpses once they were detroyed.

Nevertheless, in this over inflated virtual economy, I believe my plan will work IF enough people have the stuborn backbone to stick with it...

Hell, maybe we can take our rebellion back to Eastern Commons!! Ahhh, those were the days 8)
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RE: prices driving trade skills into the ground
# Jun 01 2003 at 5:48 AM Rating: Default
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I like your idea but i feel that to ignore the Bazaar is a bad move. I have picked up some very handy items in there at good prices so its not all evil.
At the moment my skills are all over 150 and under 200 (havent done class/race specific trades yet Alchemy/Tinkering etc).
I think my best experience with the Baz was when i finally got round to Brewing Qeynos Afternoon Tea. I had 59 Tea Leaves so i prepared enough stuff to use all of em. I ended up with 270 Tea's.
The going rate for them was 15 each so i set up shop at 10pp per. An hour later i was looking at 2k5 in cold hard cash.
I routinely sell stuff i get from foraging in Baz to keep me in supplies for Fletching and suchlike. Plant Shoots are a good one for me. Was leveling on Griffons in JP cos the Exp was good and their meat is used for high skill Baking. With Forage mapped to my turning keys i was getting Veggies and Plant Shoots by the bucket load. At 5pp per Shoot and 2pp for Veggies i could turn a handsome profit for no actual effort.
However, it does burn my cookies when i see something like Tuft of Dire Wolf Fur in baz for 50pp per tuft. This is a freebie Forage in EW and Thurg and people want 50pp for it ??? Dream on people. The day i pay 50pp for ANY commonly foraged item from an easy access zone is the day hell freezes over. If it comes from a Plane you might see my money but otherwise no way Jose.

But hey, in the end, we'll be making all the stuff we need from the Trades and the people who gouge us for the parts will be sitting needing our products. Heaven help em if they try to haggle with ME ! rofl
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# Sep 27 2002 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it just me, or have the costs for BD's tripled since the new recipies and the bazaar? I remember them costing 500p on the TP server, now I'm lucky to get one for less than 2k.... /sigh
RE: prices
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It is not just you.

But when you add a few 100 recipies requireing blue diamonds, and with products around the quality of HoT quest armor, it is fairly easy to understand.

The price will vary a lot across servers, some as low as 800, some up to 2.5k . On AB theyseem to range around 1000-1500.
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RE: prices
# Oct 06 2002 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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There was a temporary increase up that high, after the tradeskill trophies were created that needed these. There coming down again, though not as low as they were before... in the bazaar I usually see these going for about 1200 now. (I'm making the brewing trophy so need TWO of these... one for the mounted gem in the artisan's seal, another for the corking device!)

Edited, Sun Oct 6 09:04:31 2002
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Becomming a more common drop
# Sep 03 2002 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got one of these to drop from a Geonid (plain geonid, not a shamman or shinning) in Waking Lands last night. Is it just me or are they becomming more common? (first BD drop in about 100 or so Geonids, but still. Geonids? Whatever!) And it was after I cleared the area and respawn so nobody planted a gem incase your wondering.
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RE: Becomming a more common drop
# Nov 19 2002 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
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I was just assuming that Verant added these to all of the post-50 zones and dungeons in the pre-luclin world as a very rare drop. Keep in mind that one of the things that's hard on VI is when everyone crowds into a few zones. That taxes the servers, and can't be efficiently spread out. If they can give the post-50s a reason to keep hunting in all the old zones it helps them difuse the load.
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No you just got really lucky, geonids drop these as an extremely rare drop, a necromancer in my guild fear kites them all the time, he's gotten two in many weeks of fighting there, I wouldn't try going here for BDs.
New tradeskills
# May 09 2002 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Worthless! Absolutely worthless! Especially after the latest patch.

You might as well sell them, or better yet, donate them to your freindly cleric for all the xp he's saved you over the years.....
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RE: New tradeskills
# Jul 17 2002 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Well i think that VI messed up things with the usage of Blue Diamonds in the new trade skills. Simple example is the new Druid wood elf armor, to make say the BP it costs 4.5k for thease gems if u get them at 1.5k each. The stats on the BP are ac21 wis10 mana40 sta10 hp40 stats are not bad but take this into account if u fail to make this as ppl at 250 skill have failes 2 out of 3 tries it will end up costing as much as an ES bp or keal MQ. If they dont fix this no one will even want to bother with this or other armor.
RE: New tradeskills
# Sep 23 2002 at 4:28 AM Rating: Good
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Well, keep in mind that VI really doesn't control the cost of PTP sales of items. They did make them more important, yes, but players control their value. If you don't want to pay 1.5k then don't, just going to have a rough time finding them available all the time.
RE: New tradeskills
# Aug 28 2002 at 3:22 AM Rating: Default
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failing 2 out of 3 times is still worth it for some items, one that comes readily to mind is the blesseded faydark thurnderbolt
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Money
# Apr 24 2002 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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How much do these sell for to a vendor? Was invited on a hate raid and the guild that set it up was keeping all cash and items other then class specific.At least 20 of these dropped along with lots of other gem type items. We were there for about 10 hours. How much money could they have made in 10 hours span? Anyone that has gone on one of these raids and kept all cash and gems please post.

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RE: Money
# Jul 22 2002 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
I bought one about a year ago from vendor, before they added jewellry recipe with BD. Paid 380pp if memory serves right.
RE: Money
# May 27 2002 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
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They would never have sold these to a vendor even before the last tradeskills patch as they are integral componants to good resist gear.

Since the last tradeskill patch they are certain to be kept in guild for a high level smith, or sold for varying amounts depending on player and server to high level smiths and other tradespeople (from 500pp each on up to ridiculous amounts depending on the buyers desperation/need)..

Basically on a 10 hour hate raid, they would have made many thousand pp on the gems/cash items that they would have sold to vendors.. Ruby Crowns, Sapphire Necklaces, Mithril Amulets, Sapphires etc.. Depends totally on the day as there can be great days and poor days for drops of all kinds..
RE: Money
# Jun 26 2002 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
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blue diamonds due to the ever changing tradeskills are becoming worth more and more every day.. my suggestion.. start becoming a collector if u can.. or talk to your guilds about becoming one.. why? because just like anything else.. once something good comes along.. a way to make extra ordinary amounts of money (up to 2k on the seventh hammer right now) u know they will soon become an even more rare drop lol.. im sure they will do something to make it harder to obtain these.. making the price go up and the armors hard to make and aquire.. soooo what im doing and what i suggest to all of you.. is become a diamond dealer =)... collect as many as u can and hold on to em.. for money reasons and also for armor reasons!..
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Froglok Berserker
# Feb 03 2002 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
Believe it or not, I actually got this off a Froglock Berserker in SoNH (light blue @ 36). ANd no, someone didnt just put this on him for newbies. Anyone who did is a frigging idiot due to the value. Besides, I was only one in zone, and had been for some time (being as I play in the time y'all consider off hours), killing frogs with my ranger to help do a quest for one of my alts. Only got 1K for it though, not the 2k mentioned above.
Luclin
# Jan 17 2002 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
We got a blue diamond off one of the named vampires in the Coterie Fort in Tenebrous.
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# Jan 08 2002 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
I have a feeling these will become more valuable as the new jewelry goes live in Luclin. Thanks for the tip on a new location to pick these Zera. It's always good for a guild treasury to have as many of these on hand as possible to provide members with resist gear. If you are not in a guild that needs high resist equipment you can make some decent plat by selling Blue Diamonds to guilds that do.
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Drops in Chardok too
# Jan 08 2002 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I saw at least two dropping in Chardok, and i mean the new chardok with the 6 mins respawn
Tunare
# Jan 06 2002 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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On Tunare I buy these, on average, for about 1k each. I know that prices for just about everything on Tunare are greatly depressed so I didn't enter it, just posted here as an FYI for people on Tunare.

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RE: Tunare
# Jan 08 2002 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, thats about as good as I can sell em on tunare.... I suggest you buy from me for 4k though : )
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# Dec 26 2001 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
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I'm gonna get one of these babies just from running naked around the EQ world! (Check out everlore.com for details) I wish they gave similar gifts in the real world, because I would be a rich man. BTW, what is this thing for?
ulthork tusk quest
# Dec 23 2001 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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The quest with the othmir chief in Cobalt Scar is an easy way to get blue diamonds. Charisma isn't as crucial as everyone says. I have done it three times now with only about 120 charisma. I have received two blue diamonds and one ruby.
Nerfed since dec 23 2001
# May 16 2002 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Think this has been nerfed pretty good since the date of this posters post, roughly a bit after velious was out.

For quite a long time now you'd be lucky to even get a ruby or black sapphire. It seems they added star rose quartz and various other things to the possible reward and you get them about 90 percent of the time plus.

This would not be that bad except the tusks are also fairly rare.
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RE: Nerfed since dec 23 2001
# Jun 25 2002 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
Well maybe I'm just lucky but I got 4 tusks in about an hour and turned in to Othmir for the first time and got a Blue Diamond. /shrug Random Luck. :)
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RE: Nerfed since dec 23 2001
# Jul 23 2002 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
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after spending several lvls quading ulthorks (drop tusks say 1 in 20-25) i turned in a few pairs and got one BD (sold for 2k) two diamonds, one black sapphire, one ruby, and one ruby crown(merchant fodder=150pp)
all in all not bad hehe
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# Oct 27 2001 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
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You can easily get these babies if u camp guardians in Sebilis. Just today in like 3 hours grouping we got 3-4 of these.

Hehehe unfortunaly lost all rolls - I SUCK !
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 21 2001 at 2:12 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hi
#MRHAT, Posted: Aug 04 2001 at 2:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you have to be a druid
#dealdil, Posted: Aug 14 2001 at 10:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I better quit doing it as a mage then. :)
you can get this thru a quest
# Jul 14 2001 at 3:12 AM Rating: Default
theres a quest in CS where you turn in 4 ulthork tusk and you get a random item and blue dimond is one of it, mainly depends on your luck
oops
# Jun 29 2001 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
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sorry i didnt mean to do that 3 times
#jadedreality, Posted: Jun 29 2001 at 3:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) where do i get this...and what does it drop off of?
#jadedreality, Posted: Jun 29 2001 at 3:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) where do i get this...and what does it drop off of?
where
# Jun 29 2001 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
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where do i get this...and what does it drop off of?
also what lvl is the mob?
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