It's Back! Flash Labour Day Weekend Gem Sale!


#1

gem sale

That’s right, for the next few days are having a sale on gems!

It will run the 1st September 5pm to the 4th September 5pm AEDT. That means it starts right now!

We are offering up to 40% Bonus Gems when purchasing Gem Packs. It works as follows:
10% bonus - $4.99 50 Gem Pack
20% bonus - $9.99 100 Gem Pack
25% bonus - $19.99 240 Gem Pack
30% bonus - $49.99 650 Gem Pack
40% bonus - $99.99 1500 Gem Pack

So if you want to pick up some gems, now’s the time!


#2

Ahhhh so you are now trying to sell the Gems you have stolen from the guild tasks and VIP paying players…


#3

Well, that wasn’t subtle.

Regardless, I still find the $5 pack things to be way better atm due to how much more “buying” power a diamond has than a gem right now.


#4

No love for console players?


#5

Lol
No flash sale yet as we have not had the Gem gimp task patch buddy.

I dont need to be subtle Tacet, i am angry that i feel being a VIP paying customer thry have lowered my chances of getting a Famine from my VIP chests. I dont want extra Gem keys tbh mate.


#6

There are a lot of angry players right now.

-Less “gem value” from tasks/LTs (in fact, I have yet to see a report of anyone getting raw gems from a LT since the patch)
-An undisclosed portion of raw gems converted to gem keys, which are far less valuable to a lot of players
-Diamonds being pure RNG unless you’re willing to pay gems or real money

It shouldn’t be any surprise why people are upset about this, regardless of any justification of “players are earning more gold”. Raw gem income got kicked in the teeth while a new raw gem sink was added.

I disagree about the $5 pack being a “good deal”. Buying it once or twice doesn’t give enough benefit to be noticeable and $150/month on a game (the name is daily pack) is ludicrous.


#7

Absolutely bang on the money. Which is something I’m no longer going to spend on the game. I’m vip 6, my Mrs is 5 and I’ve paid for both. For the most part vip chests haven’t been good value and now I’m not able to earn as many gems to even bother with them. This is a great way to piss off your paying customers. This person has every right to be angry and so am I. Some shitty flash sale is about as much use as peeing on a towering inferno. Furthermore it’s an insult.


#8

Just opened 100 VIP Chests (4,500 Gems) and no new mythic.
But hey - for just $100 I have another chance.
I feel real special for being a VIP now :slight_smile:


#9

Gem Sale should be on consoles as well. We’re just having a look into this.


#10

Wow, that is kick in the teeth. Never again will I spend any money on this game. The greed is strong in this one.


#11

Consoles should have the gem sale as well now.


#12

Wow, lucky us… Kappa.


#13

I will only be spending money on real games from now on, seems like another way to keep ppl only exiting in the top few guild wars guilds.

That’s next. Increase sentinel values and lower rewards. Sound about right?


#14

Sentinels are by far the worst gem sink in the game. That new dungeon bounty seems ok. But 340 gems per week on sentinels is absurd. Most competitive players still pay for them religiously, so I guess the devs did it right.


#15

I won’t spend a cent until they fix all of the major bugs and make Guild Wars relevant again.

/ A dude at VIP 10


#16

Removing a bunch of gems rewards from the game alone is not enough to incentive actually buying gems again. They were undoubtedly not functional as a premium currency with the numbers that were handed out pre-patch, so I understand why this was done. At the same time, you have left it in a state where the number of gems on hand between people at the same stage of the game varies by amounts in the tens of thousands. Also, the purchasing power of a gem is still absurly low at endgame - ~4500 for a mythic during its period exclusive while getting gold and other incidentals you may or not still need to ~4200 after a 3 month wait while getting nothing else with it. The purchasing power of a gem is otherwise still account specific and steadily drops both with the age of the game (as more troops are added) and with the age of the account (as more troops are collected, making it less desirable/useless to obtain more of these troops). Gems are still not really a functional “premium currency” without addressing this, including a review of the prices which as far as I remember have not been changed since I started playing the game, despite having been steadily devalued over time. These need to be examined, as well as adding more relevant packs for players late in the game (reasonably priced, not bundled with a bunch of dead-end or useless resources). This may incentivize late game players to start spending again if you manage to regain their trust. A pack that actually scaled with progression would be preferable (subscribership for plus a percentage of the gems you are earning, for example).

I believe the daily pack referenced was this one:
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225 gems for 5 dollars is a “better deal” for gems than any other offer in the shop, including the other packs. However, problem with this one is that 15 daily gems is not a usable quantity with respect to the purchasing power of a gem. Running this constantly will net you an extra mythic, on average, in about 280 - 300 days, for about $95 to $100. Even this gets you not much bang for your buck, considering having to wait all this time. And that is post crafting and task nerf, as pre-patch, you had “enough” gems to get the monthly mythic and “old” mythics cost at least three times this much when they were available through other means.


#17

VIP 5 for me + VIP 3 for my son’s account.
I put money on the game not because I needed it but because I wanted to support the team.
These days are gone. I haven’t bought anything for a long time and am not planning to spend anything anymore.
Now devs only care about releasing new content. bugs are not fixed anymore and are just completely ignored.


#18

Exactly this! That is what guarantees that I’ll never speed another Euro on this game!


#19

Just last week 3 in my guild bought seals like $35 each! I bet those days are gone!


#20

That’s the truth!