A long time ago, in a far, far away galaxy (last summer, I think? ^^), there was a new troop available for only a brief weekend and only in exchange for spending 95 Gems in the Shop: the Summer Imp. At the time, along with the Summer Imp came the announcement of a brand-new seasonal troop concept, with the promise of a special Imp per season in the future. Marketing wise, it was not unusual (albeit not too frequent) for you guys to make a one-off special offer like this which required spending Gems, back then. So, this seemed like this would be a must-have.
Gems were much harder to come by back then, and I actually did some extra grind to just barely reach the 95 Gems required to unlock this mysterious new troop. As it turned out, the Summer Imp itself didn’t prove very useful for a long time after that (I’m still not a fan of the troop, although it might improve still). That 95 Gem investment was fairly useless for me, in retrospect. But this would be okay if not for what is about to follow. I’m collecting the cards, and I want them all, even the ones I don’t use. =)
Little did I know that, on the very next weekend, you guys would already make another one-off special offer only available for a very limited amount of time and only for spending 95 Gems. Funnily enough, on paper, this didn’t sound like anywhere near as much of a game-changer as the Summer Imp, this time: no brand-new game concept with seasonal troops and special temporary bonuses or anything quite as shiny. No, it was just one the new bi-colored weapons. Only, it was Sun & Moon, also known as one of the most unique and arguably very, very best weapons ever designed for this game.
Sadly for me, I wasn’t even close to reaching the 95 Gems this time, thanks to having just spent it all on the blasted Summer Imp. I did everything I could (short of spending more real money, which I could not afford), some extra grind and pushed my guild tasks towards those rewarding Gems, and farmed in hopes of getting extra Gems from cascades… but I failed, and so Sun & Moon is still not in my collection to this day.
Ever since you’ve had the great idea to finally give us a chance to obtain past event weapons for Glories through the Shop on a weekly basis, months ago, I’ve been holding my breath in anticipation for Sun & Moon every week. It has yet to happen, unfortunately. I’ve seen many, many weapons I already have being offered again, but never this holy grail of magic-boosting weaponry.
More recently, due to a change of the design in the Summer Imp, you’ve offered it for a short time in the Shop, for Glories… Meaning that this card I’ve seldom ever used but paid 95 Gems for (back when Gems were much harder to collect) was now available for a few Glories (of which I have over 1K despite spending some whenever there’s new content in the Shop).
So, in retrospect, it feels a little bit like I’ve paid 95 Gems back then only for the opportunity to miss out on what turned out to be one of my all-time favorite weapons in GoW, the glorious Sun & Moon, since even the very thing I bought instead of it could have costed me a few Glories a few months later instead…
I realize it’s a little late to complain about the back-to-back Gem-spending offers which were made many months ago. Funnily enough, I’ve been saving my Gems religiously since this particular experience, of which I have over 500 now that I’d never dream to spend, just in case you release something awesome for a limited time again. Of course, this is most likely a waste, since you’ve changed your plans and offer real money bundles instead, these days.
Anyways. Seeing the Summer Imp offered for basically free (well, at least for a far less significant price than what it originally costed me) while I have yet to get a second chance to obtain Sun & Moon, despite patiently waiting and hoping, week after week, for many months… I thought I should let you know that this was a big disappointment for me and, probably, for other people in the same situation.
Could you please give us a chance to get Sun & Moon at last?
There are a few other precious weapons like Silent Night which I’d also like the chance to get one day, and were never re-offered yet, but this specific one really matters most to me, as you surely will understand if you endured this entire rant in its entirety. ^^ Sorry for the tl;dr, by the way.
Thanks in advance for your consideration and please keep up the great work!