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- Developer: Mobile Deluxe
- Publisher: Mobile Deluxe
- Genre: Edutainment
- Release: Dec 24, 2010
- ESRB: Not Set
Question & Answers
Jewel cutter full
I know I'm just not getting it, but every time I attempt the tutorial, I hit "Buy" and I get the screen that says Jewel Cutter is full. I go back to the home page and I'm in a loop. It's frustrating. What am I doing wrong.
Answer from: ...
You have one spot to cut jewels at the start of the game. If you still have five or so gold bars, update the cutter and add a second slot. Then you can cut two jewels at a time. I think it maxes out at four spots.
Answer from: firefly
Having a second pad on the cutter is a good idea. You can upgrade in the tutorial or by clicking "upgrade" on the menu bar that pops up when you click the cutter. There are up to 4 pads; I have only two still. The jewel cutter is full and the jewel will sit there until it is finished being "cut". You have the option to either wait (click on it and it will give you status information for how much longer you have to go in real time) or you can pay in gold bars (there are in-game "monuments" you can buy in the store with coins to refill gold bars slowly over time, or buy these with real money) to speed up the process. Generally, it will take an equal number in gold bars rounded up to whole hours you have left of the process. Like 1.5 hours would cost 2 bars to erase.
Once the jewel is "finished" a little balloon will bob up and down (different than the sphere that is there while it works away) and the jewel itself will look like the picture in the "store". At that time, it is ready to be used somewhere. You can either "SELL" it, or "PLACE" it in a factory to power the factory and make you coins. The picture when you click "PLACE" will tell you what types of factories you can put it in (it will also show arrows to open ports on your factory picture). This is obvious for plain ones like Ruby goes in a ruby factory, but it gets more complex with mixed jewels later.
If you buy a jewel in the store, you will never make as much to sell it as it did to buy it, usually you make half back, but if you click "sell" they will tell you how much and you can opt out. You don't "sell" with one click, which is nice.