Guild Wars 2 Gem Store Being Updated Again After Complaints

By   /   Oct 23, 2014

Only recently, ArenaNet had updated Guild Wars 2 Gem Store making it a more strictly governed place. This was met with criticism all over the community; the developers, acting wisely, have acted upon it already.

ArenaNet has retracted on its decision, or more specifically, such features are being added to the new Currency Exchange system that would enable players to use it like before.

Gaile Gray who is the communications team lead at the official forums of ArenNet posted couple of hours ago accepting that there had been a lot of complaints and that it was clear people wanted more flexibility:

It’s clear that quite a lot of you would like to have greater flexibility in using the Currency Exchange. Our intention when we designed the new interface was to streamline large volume purchases, which make up the majority of transactions.

In light of your feedback, we will update the Currency Exchange so that you can decide how you want to use it. We will keep the new streamlined system and also offer a new ‘Custom’ button on the panel that you can use to exchange any increment of gems or gold.

Originally the changes had limited the players to trade only specific amounts of money; you could only buy items if you were going to spend 400 gold at least which wasn’t the case before.

This, in words of the developers, was supposed to make the gem store resemble proper shopping experiences – weird reasoning right?

How did you take the new Gem Store system that had been introduced in Guild Wars 2? Do you think that the reversal on the changes was a right choice?