A Gem is the main form of currency used on Mineplex; they were announced on July 2nd, 2013, and released on July 6th, 2013. Gems can be acquired in a variety of ways, mainly by playing minigames, although there are other ways. Players that participate in the latter for the entirety of it will be able to earn said currency. Currently, Gems are only used for buying kits; in turn, they are the only currency to have any gameplay impact They can also be used to charge the gem fountain.
Earning Gems Edit
Players can earn Gems by:
- Playing minigames.
- Completing parkour (10,000 Gems total).
- Collecting the daily reward at Carl the Creeper
- Registering on Mineplex (5000 Gems).
- Finding them in Gem Hunters' chests.
Former features Edit
|Feature||Elaboration||Reason for removal|
|Gem multiplier||Before the EULA Update, Ultras had the ability to have their total Gem count for a minigame doubled; for Heroes, it was tripled.||The new EULA prevents server-purchasable items from exhibiting gameplay advantages. Since Gems can be used to buy kits, additional earnings would allow ranked players to acquire more kits in a shorter period of time.|
|Gem Boosters||Before the EULA Update, players could activate Gem Boosters in a Game Wait Room to increase the amount of Gems earned by all players present.||Similar to Gem multipliers, the mechanic presented an unfair advantage to paying player by allowing them to earn more Gems than normally possible.|
|Cosmetics||Gems were once used to buy Cosmetics as well as kits.||Replaced by Coins to differentiate between the two item types.|
|Blue Gems||Blue Gems were planned, but never released. As such, not much is known; they had the ability to be bought.||Exact reason unknown; removed in a system "restructure." However many people consider this idea was adapted to treasure shards.|
- Main article: Updates
February 15th, 2015 - Anti-Cheat & Chests Edit
October 17th, 2014 - Halloween Edit
- Fixed Ultra Hardcore bug where servers closed before Gems were awarded.
February 18th, 2014 - Presents! Edit
- Added the 5000 Gem Registered User Bonus.
July 6th, 2013 - Gems and Sky! Edit
- Gems released.
July 2nd, 2013 - 1.6 Update! Edit
- Gems announced. There were Green and Blue Gems at the time of announcement.