Thank you for MrsAffects for pointing out that something like this isn’t as trivial for some folks as it might be to others.
I really only posted this feedback for the devs because I was telling my guild that this blinking beast was probably going to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, pushing me away from the game completely. Someone suggested, hey, at least write in and complain so they can’t say they never got told. That seemed reasonable.
This game has been my primary gaming focus for I think nearly two years now. My peak ‘happy time’ playing this game was after wading through a lot of guild drama due to the introduction of Guild Wars, I finally found a home in a guild that was focused on GW, and had a pretty good consensus in regards to goals and focus in the game. Then GW went to every third week, and more and more aspects were introduced to the game, each making it feel slower and more like a job than a fun casual game. Yeah, yeah, sure, “You don’t have to do it all.” However, anything to maximize your troops/stats doesn’t feel like something that can ignored if you are trying to help your guild be competitive at the B1/B2 GW level.
I stopped reading the giant advertising popup that greets us every time we open the game on about day 3, and it’s just an annoyance at this point. (Maybe make it appear more sporadically? Just a thought). And then the gem blinking at me non-stop showed up…At least consider making the gem stop blinking once we’ve opened the store. Have the store open to whatever think you want to sell us the most, and then we’ll have seen it, and have chosen to buy/not buy. But then please consider the work of the blinking gem to be complete.