This November 28th starts the Beautiful holiday of #Chanukah its a 8 day holiday it be great if @GemsOfWar recognize it this year with menorah emoji or something just a suggestion
Yeah, more cosmetic options are always good. However, if we are going to do Channukah, we also need other religious festivals to be available. As well as the obvious Christmas themes emojis and portraits, we also need something for Eid and Diwali.
The important thing is we need to be inclusive here. No-one’s holiday should be left out.
Obviously other religions are available, and any genuine request from a user to add whatever festival they observe should be considered, and implemented.
While we’re at it, can I ask for the pastafarian holiday of “Holiday” to be added? A portrait of a Pirate, possibly a choice of Johnny Bronze, Bonnie Rose and Captain Macaw, wearing a colander on their head, with any traditional pirate hat on top of that, would be great.
We already have a Xmas/ pagan tree pet a hand full of Easter like egg / bunny’s pets that came out around their respected holidays. Skulls that turn in to leprechaun near saint Patrice’s all Christian based entities. Sadly not just in Gems but in most games one of the oldest religions and cultures is always forgotten despite its deep history.
There is Beauty in all Cultures all I wish was there was just a little more representation of mine.
Also please recognize Festivus.
For the rest of us love it
On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec. 25, 1642.
A tree decorated with apples to represent gravity, and multicoloured lights to represent Newton’s discovery of the spectrum would be appropriate
Do you really need to write the word “pagan” to request to add your holiday?
I’m simply calling it what it is! If you like a quick history lesson I’d be more then happy to give you Origins of the ever green used in celebration! I think your completely missing the point. I’m happy that there is different holiday items in the game just wish my holiday which are far older and in most cases the bedrock of most of these religions holidays was celebrated too!
Badger is correct. Decorating trees was a pagan thing which celebrated midwinter before christians “appropriated” it.
And here is what the bible has to say about decorating trees:
3 For the practices of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
4 They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.
Its a shame so many christians don’t bother to read their bible…
Also, he’s right about you completely missing the point. Everyone should be able to celebrate their holidays: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan or anyone else. Objecting to the use of the word “pagan” is discriminatory, and discrimination is always wrong.
This is why I believe that Little Bang should be an all day Pet Rescue on the first night of Diwali.
I don’t know if this might shed some light for the OP or not…
Googling the number of Jews in America versus Australia (where the devs are from, as am I), roughly 2% of Americans are Jewish, while less than 0.5% of Australians are Jewish. What’s more, I get the impression there are a lot of very famous Jews in American culture, but I’m not aware of many famous Australian Jews.
Essentially, in my (admittedly limited) experience, Jewish culture simply isn’t very prominent in Australia. It’s not something that crosses our path or mind very often.
This may be part of the reason why Chanukah is not currently amongst the holidays comemmorated in Gems of War. (Or it may not – the devs may have other reasons, and I cannot speak for them.)
Lucky you to get an 8-day holiday, though! Wow!
Here you go (I’m American btw): Prominent Australians of Jewish Ancestry Include: - Racism. No Way! @Starlite
Who is Christian?
Thanks. Interestingly, the only two I’ve heard of, I didn’t realise they were Jewish. My point isn’t that they don’t exist. It’s just that Judaism (and possibly religion, in general), just doesn’t have the same prominence in Australian society that I understand it does in the States.
GoW is a global game. Globally, Judaism is a significant religion, as is Islam*, and a few Asian religions. Paganism is also significant, although the term covers a huge range of beliefs. Where does one draw the line? Personally, I like the idea of more non-Christian icons.
(*Muslim people may take offense at such trivial use of their religious symbols, however.)