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POLL: Favorite and least favorite gem?

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Felinoid, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Felinoid

    Felinoid Who did the what now? ★ SPS Account Holder

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    I looked at the threads from a year ago when this was discussed, but nobody ever made a poll, so I figured I'd make it. Let the gems ... err, games begin! :heh:

    BTW, I just copied the gem list from the SP rankings list, so if there's any I left out, you can blame it on Tal. ;) :shake:

    EDIT: Okay, make that blame it on Tal for changing the ranking list after I started this poll. :shake:

    [ August 30, 2005, 05:49: Message edited by: Felinoid ]

    Poll Information
    This poll contains 2 question(s). 48 user(s) have voted.
    You may not view the results of this poll without voting.

    Poll Results: Favorite and least favorite gem? (48 votes.)

    Favorite gem? (Choose 1)
    * Turquoise - 2% (1)
    * Fire Agate - 0% (0)
    * Lynx Eye - 0% (0)
    * Sunstone - 0% (0)
    * Andar - 2% (1)
    * Jasper - 0% (0)
    * Tchazar - 0% (0)
    * Skydrop - 0% (0)
    * Iol - 2% (1)
    * Zircon - 0% (0)
    * Bloodstone - 0% (0)
    * Moonstone - 2% (1)
    * Ziose - 0% (0)
    * Chrysoberyl - 2% (1)
    * Waterstar - 0% (0)
    * Shandon - 0% (0)
    * Star Diopside - 4% (2)
    * Aquamarine - 2% (1)
    * Garnet - 0% (0)
    * Pearl - 6% (3)
    * Sphene - 0% (0)
    * Black Opal - 0% (0)
    * Water Opal - 0% (0)
    * Moonbar - 2% (1)
    * Diamond - 4% (2)
    * Emerald - 6% (3)
    * Star Sapphire - 17% (8)
    * Glittering Beljuril - 4% (2)
    * King's Tears - 21% (10)
    * Rogue Stone - 21% (10)
    * No preference - 2% (1)

    Least favorite (most hated) gem? (Choose 1)
    * Turquoise - 19% (9)
    * Fire Agate - 2% (1)
    * Lynx Eye - 2% (1)
    * Sunstone - 0% (0)
    * Andar - 10% (5)
    * Jasper - 2% (1)
    * Tchazar - 33% (16)
    * Skydrop - 0% (0)
    * Iol - 4% (2)
    * Zircon - 6% (3)
    * Bloodstone - 0% (0)
    * Moonstone - 0% (0)
    * Ziose - 2% (1)
    * Chrysoberyl - 2% (1)
    * Waterstar - 0% (0)
    * Shandon - 2% (1)
    * Star Diopside - 4% (2)
    * Aquamarine - 0% (0)
    * Garnet - 0% (0)
    * Pearl - 0% (0)
    * Sphene - 2% (1)
    * Black Opal - 2% (1)
    * Water Opal - 0% (0)
    * Moonbar - 0% (0)
    * Diamond - 0% (0)
    * Emerald - 0% (0)
    * Star Sapphire - 0% (0)
    * Glittering Beljuril - 2% (1)
    * King's Tears - 0% (0)
    * Rogue Stone - 0% (0)
    * No preference - 4% (2)
     
  2. Charlie Gems: 14/31
    Latest gem: Chrysoberyl


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    I like Rogue Stone. We all hope to get it someday, don't we? I hate Tchazar. It doesn't even look like a gem. It's looks like weird-shaped gold bar.
     
  3. Myth Gems: 6/31
    Latest gem: Jasper


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    I like turquoise (eye-colour and all)
    Hate Tchazar too - it is not a gem, it is some leftover piece of yellow cheese.
     
  4. Kam Gems: 15/31
    Latest gem: Waterstar


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    Personally, I've always liked the King's Tear. It just looks so good, and has a neat backstory.

    Andar though, has to be the ugliest thing ever foisted upon an unsuspecting world as a gemstone. It looks more like a blob then a jewel.

    A blob with a really ugly color scheme. Yellow-green and red? No thanks...
     
  5. Uytuun Gems: 25/31
    Latest gem: Moonbar


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    I checked what gem I currently have and it's an aquamarine..incidentally also one of my favourites.
     
  6. Volsung Gems: 14/31
    Latest gem: Chrysoberyl


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    I like my gem... chrysoberyl!

    And the one I hate most, is this stupid Ziose...
     
  7. Undertaker Gems: 27/31
    Latest gem: Emerald


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    Rogue Stone is my favourite
    I dislike Lynx Eye
     
  8. kuemper Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


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    Going against some people, I really, really like the andar gem. It reminds me of bubblegum, specifically, (and I don't know if anyone else remembers this) the tiny Chicklets/Chiklets [the spelling is driving me nuts!] gum pieces that came in a packet about 4"x11\2" from the 70s and 80s. I haven't seen them in Newfoundland yet, but yummy. :yum:

    I'm not fond of the shandon gem. Flat out (groan) it looks like an aspirin.

    I aspire to the rogue stone, like everybody else. These suckers are a great idea. Good on ya, Tal! :thumb:
     
  9. Enagonios Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


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    Personally I preferred the OLDer avatars with the gibberlings and Tal's pink dragon and stuff ;)

    King's Tear is the best imo and andar sucks :p
     
  10. Felinoid

    Felinoid Who did the what now? ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Andar's okay; the ones I really don't like are the blah ones, like lynx eye and sunstone. I'm not too fond of the misshapen ones either. Star diopside is at least an interesting shape, but Tchazar is both ugly and misshapen.

    As for my favorite, I prefer the pearl, for two reasons:
    1. It has a set value (100 gp).
    2. If I've got one, I probably got it by killing one of those g**d*** sirines. :D
     
  11. Rastor Gems: 30/31
    Latest gem: King's Tears


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    <-- That.

    Just kidding. Actually, if I had a gem it would be a rogue stone. That's good because that one is indeed my favorite.
     
  12. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    King's Tear is my favourite, I don't know why but I like it.

    And the one I hate is the Tchazar, Gee it's not gem it's ugly and the name is hard to pronounce AND spell...
     
  13. Shrikant

    Shrikant Swords! Not words! Veteran

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    King's Tears - this is my favourite as well.
    Glittering Beljuril - Yuck! post often enough and you get to endure this :sick:

    I like Andar. You should see the Sphene gem, same design different colour - sickly green.
    Other favorites include Skydrop, Iol, Star Diopside, Pearl.
    I hate my current gem, Moonbar, and all the gems which are cut in the same design.
     
  14. Harkle Gems: 16/31
    Latest gem: Shandon


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    I love Star Sapphires. They are very beautiful gems.

    The least favourite gem was harder to decide: I chose Iol, because it's colours look kinda strange to me and it has strange fragment on it's top.
     
  15. Felinoid

    Felinoid Who did the what now? ★ SPS Account Holder

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    End summary (only 22 votes, unless someone else wants to cast their vote too):

    Favorite is split pretty much evenly between the Rogue Stone (32%) and the King's Tears (27%), with Star Sapphire coming in third (14%).

    Least favorite is overwhelmingly the Tchazar gem (32%), with the nearly worthless Turquoise coming in second (18%), and Andar is a distant third (9%).
     
  16. Felinoid

    Felinoid Who did the what now? ★ SPS Account Holder

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    New summary at 26 votes:

    Favorite gem is a tie between Rogue Stone and King's Tears at 27% a piece, with Star Sapphire coming in third (12%) and Emerald gets two votes for fourth (8%).

    Least favorite is still Tchazar (27%), then Turquoise (19%), then Andar (15%).
     
  17. Faraaz Gems: 26/31
    Latest gem: Diamond


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    I like Rogue Stone and Pearls...
     
  18. The Magpie

    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

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    Diamonds are a Magpie's best friend; sooo shiny! ;)

    Tchazar are ugly miniature-toblerone yellow crap-piles, and part of the reason I got an avatar. Of course, it still helps SP keep going, so it's all good :D
     
  19. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    What do you have against toblerone, punk? :grr:
     
  20. kuemper Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


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    They aren't shiny enough?
     
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