What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened:
I was expecting to gain 2 Treasure Maps from the spell of Kris Krinkle, as advertised for the Krinklemas event. The maps were temporarily removed as part of analyzing a ban wave issue. This issue was fixed a month ago, the maps haven’t been returned to the spell yet.
Lets say we talk about Kafka, Jeto, maybe OminousGMan and maybe Nimhain… I doubt I forgot someone else of importance to ever post in the forums during lets say last year.
They all are listed as “Developer”. Gems of war developer - Gems of War | Forums Not just “Moderators”, which would be another link. Even then, “Mods” mostly post their (pre?-)written stuff they got from - you know? “the higher ups”
We care about Good Things in general that get “temporarily” disabled and then are never heard of again, no matter how often we ask. Like the fix for the broken daily offers from several patch notes ago.
Treasure maps are highly popular among newer players, up to making up a major part of shop sales (according to IP2). We probably don’t want those newer players to get the impression the featured item of the Krinklemess event they worked and paid for was just a bait and switch offer.
Word has it that you can also use treasure maps to farm gems, even in amounts to easily buy the dungeon dragonite offer each day if you know what you are doing.
So we’ve now officially moved from “temporarily disabled as part of analyzing the ban issue” to “we don’t even plan with a date to ever put the maps back in”?
Ouch. Bug reports usually get set to “Investigating” or “Not a Bug” to close them off. The borderline ones get bumped to Gameplay Feedback, where they still receive some visibility. This one must really have touched some very inconvenient truth to need to get buried in the the most remote and ignored places of all, Gameplay Chat.