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Arachnean Weaver compensation

Fair enough, it shows the snippet for that date. Your Google-Fu appears to be far better than mine.

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How many people even look at the OP of an event thread a day after it’s posted? I look at the OP when it is first posted and sometimes comeback later in the night to look at comments but I don’t think I have ever re read the OP after the event has actually started.

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As a dev, I have a degree in Google Fu, so this comment is amazing.

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Even the devs know charging 2k diamonds for AW is crap. They mention this in an old event thread with 100+ posts and on a forum for a different game but it is not mentioned in game, on Facebook, on Twitter on it’s own actual thread here. Even the couple of posts I saw about people wanting compensation on Facebook just tells them it is being addressed on the forum.

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For God’s sake, devs!!!
Send people who spent event keys a free copy of AW!
You behave like little children now…maybe we players also, but we are more than you :slight_smile:

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Since this is a Game Feedback thread that IP2 claims to read, here are some extra musings.

Players went wild with event chests directly after weekly reset to pull Arachnean Weaver. The global chat announces each mythic pulled, there were dozens “Archproxy Yvendra” entries within a few minutes, and many more to come. Now those players have way too many Archproxy Yvendra, zero Archnean Weaver, due to what for all practical purposes was a configuration error on IP2 side.

The really OBVIOUS and TRIVIAL solution would be to allow players to exchange an excess Archproxy Yvendra for a missing Arachnean Weaver in the Soulforge. Take away an Archproxy Yvendra. Give an Arachnean Weaver. The Soulforge is perfectly capable of doing that, as has been demonstrated with past recipes. And IP2 is prefectly able to add that recipe to the Soulforge for a week, as has been demonstrated with the 2000 diamonds “best compromise”.

So why, WHY, is this OBVIOUS and TRIVIAL solution being so excessively STONEWALLED, even after having been proposed several times? Archproxy Yvendra and Arachnean Weaver are both standard run-of-the-mill mythics located in the very same drop pool, at the very same odds. Is it because players rank Arachnean Weaver as one of the very top mythics, so IP2 feels they can safely gouge an extra 2000 diamonds (several hundred dollars worth of “gem value”) out of their configuration error? Or is the concept of “equal exchange” simply something that hasn’t reached the powers in charge at IP2 yet?

I really, really, hope they can draft someone to reply to this, I bet the whole community is dying to know the answer.

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And I really, really hope the community doesn’t forget about this after a week.

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Man, I haven’t touched the game in a year (and considering recent events, won’t be in the future) but I picked a hell of a time to click the forums again.

All my :popcorn: :popcorn::popcorn: power is invested in Weavergate.

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I’m not affected by the weaver ordeal, but I feel like evading responsibility of a miscommunicated information is totally uncool.

own your mistake, like admit it and be better next time. Spend more time (and resources?) to check the gameplay and recheck every information before an update is live.

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You ask them to do their job properly lol

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One of the most glaring aspects of this ‘miscommunication’ is that people on the forums were questioning the potential drop issue BEFORE it went live. So many of these problems can be avoided if the devs took the time to listen to BETA and forums possible concerns / questions before the release.

Salty always referred to her viewers as ‘team’ and wouldn’t it be nice if that concept was embraced instead of ignored or overlooked?

Meanwhile, the barn door was left open and the Weavergate issue needs proper attention. Really, just make a soulforge recipe to exchange Archproxy Yvendra for Arachnean Weaver and let’s move on.

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IP2 currently seems to be reconsidering how long they want to make the special Arachnean Weaver recipe available and are having difficulties making up their mind.

This is the original announcement, buried in an old event post:

This is the attempt at damage control in the Puzzle Quest 3 forum, trying to make the “best compromise” appear less ridiculous:

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Which led to the question, what should Gems of War players now expect, given that both statements seem to have very little in common? Thanks to this forum thread we now know a little more:

No timeline, making it impossible for players to plan. Apparently we’ve now moved from “we’ll remove it before anybody has saved up enough diamonds to craft it” to “we’ll remove it before anybody has saved up enough diamonds to craft it, we’ll just wait a little longer for the outrage to die down”.

There’s still no announcement, neither in-game nor in the Official News, that Arachnean Weaver is up for crafting. Most players don’t seem to be aware, despite IP2 claiming to “have notified all players”, so you might want to spread the word in your guild and possibly refer members to this thread.

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hello all.
this is my first post and i have a relatively new account. i started on 26.05. this year and am now on vip 7.
after being really disappointed with how the developers handled the weaver fiasco and the lack of proper communication, i certainly won’t be investing any more real money into the game.
it would have been appropriate and correct to give affected players the opportunity to trade in the new mythic for the weaver.
i now have 4 of the new unit, three of which i don’t need.
thanks for nothing!

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Disgusting.

The amount of double talk in her post is parallel to a seasoned politician who was caught cheating on his wife while snorting a line of white powdery substance with a roll of bribe money.

Then saying it’s the person who caught the politicians fault for infringing on their privacy.

Disregard the litany of ethical and actual crimes they committed.

I see you now Infinity Plus 2. And I’m ashamed to have known you.

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LOL What a slap in the face.

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no, this one i just checked and it was unfair for the devs, 4.21 first started the post in other game platform.

Devs were merely replying to the accusation thrown

The issue is not who started the discussion somewhere else but what was said there.

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Puzzle Quest 3 belongs to the same company as Gems of War, it also uses loot box mechanics and partially shares the same player base. It doesn’t strike me as unfair to reach out to players to make them aware they are owed a refund, and to caution them against doing further business with IP2. In fact, it doesn’t even strike me as unfair to push this to more public facing platforms, like Reddit and Facebook. I seem to recall someone proposed #weavergate.

Just to point this out once more, EVERY claim IP2 made in this matter to make it appear not exclusively their fault has been proven incorrect, the long version is here. They still refuse to honor their business deals, or even just explain themselves in any way. They just keep spreading information they know isn’t true, hoping they can cover this up.

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Gems of Wars AW saga Sermon 1
“ be sure your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23

A wild Sirrian has appeared.

This does feel rather odd. Apparently IP2 is working on a compromise for next week, one that actually already got signed off, implemented and failed to address the issue in any way. Summing it up, “sorry you didn’t receive the Arachnean Weaver you paid for, as compensation we’ll allow someone else to craft one at half cost”. Maybe Sirrian only received some executive summary trying to play down the whole ongoing fiasco and needs some time to read up on what really happened?

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