We've been fixing some issues in the game yesterday & today... turns out that having 8,000 people waiting on an event reset who all immediately start playing PvP at precisely 5:05pm here causes a lot of unforeseen issues that we've been gradually cleaning up. Hopefully NEXT week will run a lot smoother!
Anyway, regarding these legal issues.
@TaliaParks, feel free to go ahead with the current fantasy series, no drama there... but we're just formulating a proper policy/procedure for all future giveaways/competitions on the forums.
This isn't something we've ever had to do before, but due to the nature of where Gems of War has led us, and how awesome the community has been at wanting to do stuff, we thought now (while we deal with the legal issues) was the right time to set up these policies.
As an example... For the most part, the participants here are all very good-natured, but you guys don't get to see some of the complaints and accusations behind the scenes from non-forum-goers who get very angry about all sorts of unfounded conspiracies that they imagine might be taking place. e.g.
* If any PLAYER can nominate a winner, what if they nominate someone from their guild?
* If a COMMUNITY can vote on something, what if a guild is mobilised to sway that vote?
* Even worse, during voting, what if a player creates dummy accounts to sway a vote?
And if people will get upset over these things, that is potentially damaging to the game, so it helps to at least have a policy to point to that promotes IMPARTIALITY whenever and wherever possible.