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Rubies and Ruby ads
I doubt that will happen though.
but in lieu of that, perhaps they could do something about making the ads a bit more truthful.
For example, whenever I have looked into buying rubies the price for 57,500 rubies has always been $19.99 in USD. Or rather, for 19.99 you always get 57,500 rubies.
But yesterday morning when I logged on there was a popup ad blocking my castle claiming that for the next 30 minutes, I could get a bonus of 150% more rubies than normal! But only until the clock on the display counted down! Hurry hurry! The ad gave an example, if you purchase 2500 rubies it said, you will get 6250!
I don't like to buy rubies, but I thought, wow, if I am going to buy some, now is the time. So I clicked the ad and bought the 19.99 package, expecting to get 150% of the listed amount, in addition to the 57,500, as the ad promised.
However I only got 57,500.
When I complained I got banned. This morning they explained that 57,500 IS 150% more than the normal amount of 23,000.
However I have never seen 23000 rubies sold for $19.99. The amount for 20 bucks has always been 57,500. In fact, after the countdown clock on the 150% bonus ad counted down to zero, the amount of rubies remained 57,500 as it has always been.
This is called a "bait and switch". The countdown clock on the ad creates a sense of scarcity, 'buy now, this deal will soon be gone!"
But the deal was never there.
The price and the amount never changed. It was the same during the ad as it was before, and remained the same afterward. The countdown clock was a deceptive device designed to drive players to spend their money under false pretenses. . GGE has over 3 million players. I wonder how many others were tricked into spending their money?
I decided to withdraw my complaint so I could get back to the game. It was only 20 bucks, and my team was depending on me.
But I think I will raise this issue again. I don't care if they ban me again. Someone up there has got to acknowledge that the ad was deceptive.
So if we cannot get rid of the popup ads, perhaps they could only run truthful ads. That would be a great upgrade.