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Grrr....I think my goldsmithy is broken...
# Mar 14 2006 at 2:39 AM Rating: Good
What skill will you start HQing gems from rocks? I am currently @ 41 goldsmithy and spent 120k on 24 black rocks hoping to HQ a few of them...My attempts we on Earthsday - Full Moon @ 98%{going up} I faced S{wind HQ direction} for the 1st 12...no luck, then faced SE{wind direction}...no luck either...Someone tell me if i am doing something wrong or just un-lucky....
Grrr....I think my goldsmithy is broken...
# Sep 07 2007 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
Factors for crafting success: Crafter's level 5 points or less below cap, Full moon, same day as crystal, day weak to crystal. Factors for HQ: Crafter's level way higher level (30 above as I recall) than cap (to eliminate failures / dunno about effect on HQ directly), New moon, day strong to crystal.
As per data for a 48 synths per day test with data for both moon phase and day element, with direction eliminated by the synther facing the same direction each time. The bottom line is, One Hundred Percent More HQ On New Moon + Dark / Day strong to crystal. Talk about significant. A Statistician's dream. http://www.spielmansmog.com/guides/hqsynth.php

Fire > Ice > Wind > Earth > Lightning > Water > Fire. Light > < Dark.

Fixed Link... My bad it was nearly 500% as much HQ for all the best factors combined vs all the weakest factors combined...

Edited, Sep 8th 2007 1:28am by VvAnarchangelvV

Edited, Sep 8th 2007 1:36am by VvAnarchangelvV
Grrr....I think my goldsmithy is broken...
# Aug 12 2008 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
307 posts
There is so much wrong with that post it's scary. The only proven factors to HQing are crafting levels above the skill cap of a synth. 11+ 1/10 31+ 1/4 51+ 1/2. <11 lvls from cap gives roughly 1/100. To people who say they have proof for it being otherwise please by all means link me some ******* evidence.

Edited, Aug 12th 2008 12:48pm by Jodwahhfromseraph
# Oct 24 2004 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
Mined in Yughott grotto as well.

so it should be available in any of:

Yughott Grotto, Gusgen Mines, Ifrit's Cauldron.

not sure about movalpolos yet. haven't done enough mining to be sure.
gardening for me
# Oct 21 2004 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
Grain seeds and dark crystal
RE: gardening for me
# Apr 14 2005 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
Confirmed. Or u might get light crystals. Black rock was obtained after harvesting on Firesday.

If u wanna get light crystals, time the harvest so that the moon cycle is closest to new moon on a darksday.

Edited, Thu Apr 14 08:51:51 2005
Ifrit's Cauldron
# Oct 20 2004 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
499 posts
Can also be mined in Ifrit's Cauldron. Mined one there on Darksday.
Fruit Seeds too
# Aug 25 2004 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I grew two of these with Fruitseeds and 2 darks. Also got a blue rock from fruit and 1 dark and water.
# Feb 05 2004 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
1,892 posts
Yeah I think it's random I planted two lots at the exact same time, fed them at the same time and I got Black Rock and Amaryllis from them... Herb + Dark
RE: meh
# Apr 26 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
I did the same, harvested on Windsday though
more details on growing black rocks
# Feb 02 2004 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
Planted Veggie Seed on Iceday (3:26, New Moon 10%)
Feed Dark Crysta on Firesday (15:57, Waning Gibbous 86%)
Harveste 2 Black Rocks on Darksday (13:01, Full Moon 98%)

Flower Pot used was brass, and I examined the flower pot at least daily (earth time).

My roommate took less info on how he grew 2 Black Rocks too, and it is as follows:
Veggie seed, feed Dark crystals on Lightsday and harvested 2 Black Rocks on Lightsday.

Meow, Diabolos server
RE: more details on growing black rocks
# Mar 04 2004 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
Veggie seeds, Planted on drks day, feed a drk crystal on drks day, harvested on drks day, 2 blackrocks... ceramic flowerpot

Edited, Thu Mar 4 22:34:29 2004
# Jan 27 2004 at 8:09 AM Rating: Default
I grew them using vegi seeds and feed them a dark crystal/...
RE: re:gardening
# Jun 28 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
2,109 posts
Veggie seeds + dark crystal can yeild black rocks or some kind of mushroom...
RE: re:gardening
# Sep 10 2004 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
Yes - using Brass pots, I planted 3 Veggie seeds, fed Dark Crystals and harvested them all at the same time - I got 2 black rocks, 1 black rock, and a Woozyshroom from them.
# Nov 26 2003 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I got one of these out of my flowerpot as well. Stones seem to be quite easy to grow.
RE: gardening
# Jan 23 2004 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
I grew it too. Pretty sure it's random. I used a Dark Crystal on herb seeds in the cheapest pot I could get and harvested on watersday.
RE: gardening
# Jan 13 2004 at 11:18 PM Rating: Default
do you recall under what circumsatnces you were able to grow the stone?
Like what seeds were used, planted and harvested on what days, and the crystals used?
RE: gardening
# Apr 29 2004 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
herb seeds and a dark crystal, got one black rock
RE: gardening
# Jan 27 2004 at 8:10 AM Rating: Default
vegi seeds and a dark crystal...
RE: gardening
# Dec 28 2003 at 3:43 AM Rating: Default
Here too, how much do they go for at the AH?
RE: gardening
# Mar 16 2004 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Black Rocks sell for 2k at Bastok AH
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