Talk:Rock

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Ooooh shiny with the acquisition section.

It would be very nice if the colours of pebbles/rocks available were included too.

Also powders could be included since it's in the chain of pulverising: large rocks >> smaller rocks >> pebbles >> powder.

Also a section about what colour means what material, like white = chalk, purple as in Purple Mineral Powder is octiron apparently, etc.

--Frazyl 07:56, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Ooooo, good idea! If chalk's one of the ones you can get, that's used for CCC... that would be useful to have. I thought PMP was... Micholite, though? At least, that's what the quest info for a quest that uses it says.
--Ilde 22:52, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

An interesting thing:

Five black mineral stones, two black mineral pebbles, three white mineral pebbles and a white mineral stone are on the ground.
l black stones
This is a medium sized lump of black mineral.
This is a medium sized lump of coal.
This is a medium sized lump of black mineral.
This is a medium sized lump of coal.
This is a medium sized lump of coal.
l black pebbles
This is a small lump of black mineral.
This is a small lump of black mineral.

So I guess "black mineral" is distinct from "coal". --Ilde 23:19, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Mmm. Possibly it's like the first time you make white powder as chalk to use CCC, for the long description to say what it is you might have to have both in your inventory and look at them or some such. --Frazyl 02:45, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

It could be... though if so it seems to work somewhat inconsistently, since I don't know when I would have found out what limestone looks like (as near as I can tell, the pebbles/stones are the only ones...?). I found out what the red/pink/black/grey minerals are, anyway. :D --Ilde 02:48, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Well most of Djelibeybi is made of limestone, maybe it counts if you walk in a room with an additem of that name or an area with lots of it?
Or maybe seeing something bigger like stones give more clues so you figure it out.
Or you know what some pebbles are without other information...
--Frazyl 03:14, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
It could be anything, really... I'd be interested to know if anyone does see "cinnabar", "rosy-quartz", "slate", etc., when looking at those. Or if new characters don't see "limestone". (Oh! And I found out the pink is rosy-quartz because I got pink when I chipped the doughnut, the long description of which said it was rosy-quartz. Maybe that's not enough, though. Same with the flint and the flintstone bagel.)
--Ilde 03:46, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Ok so making pebbles from stones and then powder and looking at items sold from shops like a pinch of cinnabar and the troll shop completely failed to work, didn't get to look at the ore in the alchemist shop.
Meanwhile I had a better idea, maybe you just need to increase crafts.mining.mineral. I have 25 127.
--Frazyl 04:59, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Bah at 50 181 I don't see more names of stuff. Might need more or it's some other skill. --Frazyl 05:21, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmmmm... that would be inconsistent with how the chalk works, though (since you don't need any cr.mi.mi, just to have looked at chalk)... and chalk itself might be a special case just because of CCC.
Interestingly enough, the cinnabar sold in that shop is different from the type you can make yourself... for one thing, it's not a continuous item. It seems that the pinches don't stack (each pinch counts separately when it comes to carrying them, you can fumble one pinch when you have multiple pinches, it shows up in your inventory as "x pinches of cinnabar" instead of "some cinnabar" (whereas continuous powder is "some" even if it's only one pinch)). For another thing, it doesn't combine with the "red mineral powder". And of course the description is different... and it appraises as, "The pinch of cinnabar is an inch long and an inch wide. It is made of cinnabar" instead of "Rocky as a mineral". Very odd!
That sprinkling thing is awesome, though. I had no idea you could do that! :D I've never seen a boulder, either... oooo, except for evil trolls in their daylight form. I guess I need to get a pickaxe and... uh.... ahem.
--Ilde 07:05, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm guessing chalk is special. Nothing else like it I think, or we don't know enough about it to understand how it works perhaps.
Not sure I've seen a boulder either, but maybe if you try to get one in the mountain instead of pebbles... Anyway it's in the distribution mudlib.
--Frazyl 07:42, 1 May 2010 (UTC)