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Old 04-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Should I mine myself?

I just learned that you can mine for ore by swinging an equipped pickaxe at an ore vein instead of activating the vein and watching the mining animation.

But can you get the random gems (diamonds, rubies, etc.) while mining manually?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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I just learned that you can mine for ore by swinging an equipped pickaxe at an ore vein instead of activating the vein and watching the mining animation.

But can you get the random gems (diamonds, rubies, etc.) while mining manually?
You could mine manually but there really is little point from what I've found. It's much easier to just buy the materials you need.

You do get random gems from mining.

I guess if you wanted a more immersive experience you could mine your self.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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you can also tell your follower to mine ore veins / chop wood apparently, i did not know that until reading about it on WIKI. i have never tried telling my follower to mine ore, mainly because i dont trust i will get the right ore / gems drops lol.

but ive read about doing the mining manually before, i think you can even dual wield them and use "elemental fury" shout. but again ive never tried this myself. i have lots of fun looking thru mines and getting all the stuff, also if it is iron / silver i will be transmuting it to gold.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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Mining yourself sounds incredibly painful.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:38 AM   #5
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I've found a lot of gems, flawless and regular by mining.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:28 AM   #6
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Mining your self is pretty much only good for the joy of clicking n getting gems in random spots.. I always hit the rocks but would mostly destory the ore cause i was over weight lol.. To skill up B.S. just buy your ore/ingets but keep a pick on your just to gamble on the rare gems lol
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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I would assume so. But, just in case, I would recommend to just do it normally.
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