Something I've noticed throughout playing tumbleseed is that these can go hand and hand but you can also have one without the other both ways.
You can almost guaranteed make it to the second biome with just a checkpoint seed and not going for crystals but going up the whole time.
You can nearly always get around 20+ Gems on the first biome but it comes with a risk.
What i'm interested in is;
what's everyone else's take on Greed Vs Survival?
do you have a set balance you follow between the two?
are you just a greed steed leading machine who goes for every crystal and tries to mid max?
do you prefer to survive or get that economy going?
is there a certain way between or outlying around the two that you find more fun?