@Sirrian, instead of Gold as a reward would the team consider putting another currency instead? I know we will get some seals in GW's battles, but maybe some entirely new currency would spice things a bit. Yes i understand that we are close and there is hardly enough time to come up with new stuff in this sense, but you guys might consider it please?
Ethical gaming and sportmanship is hurt only when people resort to exploit and cheats. Aside from that the rules are set and if followed it's up to everyone to pull their own weight in the game.
Anyone who can't drag their own sorry butts shouldn't expect to be the princess of the ball everyweek.
Subjective, it demoralizes the ones who can't or aren't willing to put the effort.
People didn't wanted a competitive PVP before, they don't want a goddamnit competitive GW, they want to feel slightly less miserable with themselves making everyone around them just as miserable or worse.
The door is clearly open for you to leave.
I can understand that, but the developers need to put some more... incentives... for the players to use and need gems in the game. It might seem counterintuitive but increasing the ways to spend the gems makes them more valuable. It might not have the expected result in the short term because we can still earn a lot of free gems by just playing the game. As players if our needs for gems increase, then there is a chance to have some people spending some dollars on it to keep the game running.
You could at least put some funny pictures while walking the absurd path...
I believe the devs could take numerous paths to make more unique bonuses in this fashion, but they opted out for the most easy to implement because of the time table they have. Also facing stronger troops is hardly a challenge at all sometimes. Yes the competition won't be perfect, i'm not expecting this, i'm just not willing to see another dumbed down feature because of "Muh feelings of entitlement not being corresponded by the results obtained in the model proposed..."