Lord only knows why the prices on emeralds have sky rocketed in the three weeks that I have been here but it went from 25-35 an emerald to now you can't find them for less than the empire shop price. This is the point we raise the empire shop price right? I really don't care either way, I get emeralds just so I can sell them. I don't understand the villager mechanics and shutter at the thought of being around them and their annoying language XD. I suppose if emeralds weren't being handed out like candy from mobs and voting I might understand the current inflation on emeralds but it seems they are everywhere. Either way, empire shop is the best place to get them now, or has been from my perspective.