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Ferret
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The path of GemCraft continues, bigger and meaner than ever with the latest version of the game "GemCraft Chasing Shadows". Test your might against these 16 Quests.

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/08217754e8759de105990abe5b0198be.png?v=1395764577&vv=1396659460
Fire in the Hole
Destroy 3 monster nests in the same round.
Hardness: Easy

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/ec8f86da75491a2da01d5353a801131a.png?v=1395764547&vv=1396659486
Tome Raider
Open a previously opened tome chamber.
Hardness: Easy

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/dd310fba5ca6c3b594e811766e9b2d52.png?v=1395764609&vv=1396659544
Blizzard
Kill 25 monsters with frozen corpse explosion.
Hardness: Easy

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/5214670395d27353a804a2e5a915656b.png?v=1395764666&vv=1396659575
Self Defense
Strengthen your orb by dropping a gem on it.
Hardness: Easy

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/5382200201ee33d01148a5d4c2ed06ae.png?v=1395764637&vv=1396659505
Connected
Build an amplifier.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/450954a74ca891cc9892a115ae463971.png?v=1395764695&vv=1396659601
The Messenger Must Die
Kill a shadow.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/c4e54f589da888d9cf5cc0757191b368.png?v=1395764721&vv=1396659642
Almost Ruined
Leave a monster nest at 1 hit point at the end of the battle.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/d7395d2cb96136e7b1f6a53aa60534df.png?v=1395764746&vv=1396659673
Extorted
Harvest all mana from 3 mana shards.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/017042f06c86bbf54a5c807c909ed3e7.png?v=1395764787&vv=1396659699
High Stakes
Set a battle trait to level 7.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/d306b6d49b69718c850628c38f0d1ee9.png?v=1395764853&vv=1396659727
Amulet
Fill all the sockets in your talisman.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/8b9fc9fafdd2f579f03fd48306168298.png?v=1395764905&vv=1396659755
Mist Fell Down
Select the Glaring difficulty.
Hardness: Medium

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/a67be597133056d7ba34d4f1b3d451e5.png?v=1395764946&vv=1396659791
Not Worth It
Harvest 9.000 mana from a corrupted mana shard.
Hardness: Hard

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/39c493bf1cc4034867734fd2a6d12c0a.png?v=1395764966&vv=1396659818
Rageout
Enrage 30 waves.
Hardness: Hard

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/5b3f6ecaae3b90d9cb2fafd8e3d6d7f2.png?v=1395764995&vv=1396659842
Senior Grade
Create a grade 12 gem.
Hardness: Hard

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/c5649eb1e652ff773cb6108dcb665889.png?v=1395765034&vv=1396659865
Ice Cube
Have a Maximum Charge of 300% for the Freeze Spell.
Hardness: Hard

http://quests.armorgames.com/game/15760/media/icon/bf820795300f807b7704275d23e90f1c.png?v=1395765071&vv=1396659893
Too Curious
Break a tomb open.
Hardness: Hard

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Brew78
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Is the "Almost Ruined" achievement working on this version? Or more specifically, can nests actually be brought to 1 health without destroying them? (I'm thinking it may be a base-0 versus base-1 issue)

Currently I'm on X7 where the nests have 200 armor and a g1 orange gem only does 41-82 damage at a 0.5 firing speed. This does the minimum 1 damage per hit at a rate of one shot every 2 seconds. I'd use a higher grade gem to do most of the damage up front, then switch to the g1.

So, once the nest is down to a couple hundred HP, I'd set the game speed to slowest, watch the gem fire a shot, watch the shot hit the nest, watch the health decrease by 1. It never varied and there was never a random 2-damage hit. Its always 1 damage per hit. BUT, each time it gets to 2 HP remaining and I pull out the gem to let the final shot bring it to 1 health, that final shot destroys the nest.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug?

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@Brew78

The achievement/quest is working as far as I know and I think I know what your problem is.

There is an actual delay in game between the time a gem fires its shots and they hit the target (as the shot flies through the air). Oftentimes the gem may have multiple shots in the air at one time.

So if you pull out the gem when 2HP are remaining, if 2 shots are in the air then the nest will get destroyed.

Here is what I did to make sure I didn't accidentally destroy the nest. When the nest was low on HP (less than 10) I would remove the gem. Then I would put it back, wait until one shot was fired, and remove it again. Everything else you are doing sounds perfect. By doing this several times, you have full control over how many shots are fired and can ensure the gem does not destroy the nest.

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@Erile

Thanks for the suggestion - it does appear to have been a lag issue of some sort where the reported health wasn't completely up to date. Apparently, the 2 seconds in between each shot isn't enough time.

There's only ever one shot in transit at a time, so I honestly thought there was no way you were right. But, I did an extremely careful run where I didn't trust the reported health, I removed the gem once I saw it start to fire, replaced it for the next shot when the nest had taken its damage, and I was indeed able to bring it to 1 health and get the achievement.

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Just for example a level 60 50/50 combo gem of poolbound and another has a multiplier of 4.323 per mana pool level for me (maxed skill level btw; total multiplier in current game is 282.01) whereas a bloodbound (without any hits yet) at the same level gets 59.41x damage/specials per hit level. Basically in roughly 1000 hits you'll have overpowered the poolbound multiplier. I used the quad gem combo a ways back but it wasn't as formidable over endurance.

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Ice Cube is not working.

kegaumongo
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@mestrekmb: have you tried replaying another level to see if the Quest unlocks then? Also, does that in-game achievement show up as complete?

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I already posted in FAQ, it is the last post. And here is the image
http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1120/6598/original.jpg

The link of the FAQ
http://armorgames.com/news/gemcraft-chasing-shadows-faq

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@mestrekmb: Mmm, I see. The only suggestion that I can think of now is this: try to play the game with another browser (using the online save, of course ) and see if it unlocks then.

If it doesn't work, please leave a message on @Ferret 's profile with this screenshot. He might be able to help you

Ferret
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@Gantic @MrDayCee have you guys done "Ice Cube" and confirm it has issues?

@mestrekmb There are over 8,000 people that have earned it. I'm wondering if the text of the Quest isn't accurate to how to earn it. Maybe try 400%?

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@Ferret I had tried 400% but didn't work too. I don't know what it is, so I only can wait for a future update, but it is not a big deal for me right now.

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At the time I earned "Ice Cube" quest, I only had two freeze charge talismans with a total charge of less than 100%. I'm pretty sure it unlocked for me as soon as I got my third talisman but the charge was still only around 200%. I figured it may have been because I already discarded some of the earlier talismans though . . .

Ferret
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@mestrekmb I've added it to your account since you obviously earned it.

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Maybe try 400%?

@Ferret not sure if 400% is possible^^... anyways, just to confirm it: quest worked for me without any problems (with 300% charge).

â¬dit: ninjad...^^

Gantic
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@Ferret: Never had any trouble with any of these quests.

mestrekmb
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Thank You @Ferret, I appreciate that.

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