When I was growing up in my like po dunk school that had to be combined with another school after I graduated. My grade size was an unthinkable 40 kids. So 20 kids in my home room. For special events like Christmas, or Valentine’s day. It was okay to bring in treats so long as we had enough to give to everyone in the class a treat or Valentine. Not hard to do with 15 kids, but had it been 30-40 kids. The rule would of still applied.
So basically as a kid we learned. If we’re going to do something nice, then it’s best to do it for everyone involved, otherwise the good act will make at least a few feel bad. Thus instantly negating any actual good act.
Today, in one of my guilds, a newer member the guild (joined well after my embargo was proposed so probably doesn’t know anything about it) did something nice. He purchased one of the guild gifts. I can tell this by the replies on the guild chat. So for the first time since 4.7 was implemented…I bothered to look at the new and “improved” guild gift tab since all I knew prior was that they removed the guild keys part.
Within a few seconds I realized that even if I bought all 3 sections… For $35 I can’t gift gems to every single member of my guild. I come up 3 members short (not including myself). Perhaps it’s set up to milk me out of another $5 to gift those remaining members the week after. Or plan ahead and wait 8 days before I should gift everyone. But for those who don’t bother to over think it and just make an impulse buy. You’re setting them up to make an act of kindness that could make others feel like shit since they’ll probably assume they’ll have enough gifts to spread around.
I propose that you follow the basic rule of humanity that I learned in grade school.
$20 offer should give 29 gifts.
10 offer should give 15 gifts. And the 5 offer should give 5 gifts.
You shouldn’t force folks to buy all 3 packs to be an actual gift to the guild. The old way didn’t that was made back when happiness of the players was the main principal of the game. So this new way should also follow that mentality.
The counter point is. They probably don’t want to devalue the gem shop.
But your flash offers already devalue the shop so I’d be surprised if the numbers for the shop didn’t already take a nose dive from players with at least a year of experience.
Another counter point…
If an individual wants to spend $20 and another want to spend $20 and just gift each other. Let them. It’s $40 that the game probably wouldn’t of saw otherwise. The two will see it as a way of “gaming the system” which a lot of people enjoy and you enjoy money so win/win. People like to feel like they got a good deal… businesses like to make money off that feel good. Make the gift giving experience good on all ends by also allowing the gifter to feel good by allowing them to gift everyone off a single $20 purchase.
TL:DR $20 should allow folks to give 29 gifts.
Much to probably most readers surprise…I do not enoy telling people how to do their job. It takes a lot of time and energy and most of the time benefits me very little. So my real feature request of 2020 is to put more thought into the things you’re implementing. I’m all for change and new stuff. It’s what keeps Gems of War fun. But things like today’s example… Most of us learned in grade school. So I’m not thinking outside of the box here. And if this was the publishers decision then I absolutely do not understand why you literally hate your Gems of War player base. It’s as if you want us all to quit the game or stop spending money on it. If that’s not true, then you don’t understand your gem economy and you need to listen more attentively to Mr. Fawkner. There’s a communication issue in y’all’s meetings. How do I know that while being a 100% outsider and not knowledgeable about any of those alleged meetings? I can tell by the state of the present game you publish and his growing distance of using the forums. (You can’t fault him for not wanting to lie to us.)
2020’s goal for the developer, the publisher, and myself the rest of year should be… Not a single other Feature Request from me after this one for the rest of the year. (I’m realistic about bug threads). Or at the very least not another one requesting fundamental human decency.