Why you should not buy $99.99 Gems

Discussion in 'General Strategies' started by Roserio, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Roserio

    Roserio First Mate

    -This video shows how much you can upgrade your base with 15,000 gems which is $99.99, in treasure store.

    Spending $99.99 only for your curiosity!!
    Watch the video and you can decide whether it's worth it or not :)

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014
  2. Shark Bait

    Shark Bait First Mate

    Just buying gold/grog from the shop and upgrading stuff may not be the best use of gems. There are more efficient ways to make use of those gems that will make them go a lot further if you are willing to spend a little time raiding/farming.
  3. GeNeTiiX

    GeNeTiiX Powder Monkey

    You can get what you have in that video with 25$ in gems. Be patient with upgrades and farm. 100$ can last a long time!
  4. Gristle

    Gristle First Mate

    I have bought the $20 gem pack 3x now...mostly just to get over a difficult hurdle. 1st - to get four builders, 2nd PH 6 and 3rd to finish up my lighthouse...You can go a long way without spending a fortune if you are patient (not my strong suit).
  5. Bear

    Bear Commodore

    Yea. What burns through Gems is when you use them to finish out your missing Grog or Gold in order to start an upgrade. If you are patient, raise your own resources, and use your gems to rush training times and finish big projects that keep your builders busy, then Gems will last a long time. and Do a lot more good.
    Gristle likes this.
  6. Roserio

    Roserio First Mate

    yeah, the best way to use gems are shortening the building time of the units at the tavern, ! :)earn money with them
  7. Alexander

    Alexander Powder Monkey

    Well, I think the topic is abit sensitive here. Some people out there might just buy to support the game.
  8. Gristle

    Gristle First Mate

    I would argue that most gemming has zero to do with supporting the game and everything to do with supporting ego. That said I do believe in supporting the game, by gemming a little here and there and actually PLAYING instead of just buying it, but to each there own. :D
    Captain Monkey likes this.
  9. Alexander

    Alexander Powder Monkey

    I agreed. But if I'm thinking of buying the 99.99 gem pack and read this, I might think twice. The topic is abit misleading. Just saying...
    Gristle likes this.
  10. Gristle

    Gristle First Mate

    Agreed, it should be more like, "$99 Gem pack, you decide"
    Alexander likes this.
  11. Alexander

    Alexander Powder Monkey

    Sounds way better..
  12. donkeykilla

    donkeykilla First Mate

    Agreed. There seems to be two kinds of whiners in this gaming genre. 1. Free to play players who play casually and whine cuz the game is too difficult because gemmers and high lvl players bully them. And 2.people who do buy gems but misuse them wildly and then complain that the game is too expensive.
    I never understand either but to each his own I guess. When it's all said and done i'll probably have spent somewhere around $100 for hundreds of hours of entertainment and a maxed out or near maxed out base. Pretty good deal really.
  13. I'll do the same, but for free. ;)
  14. donkeykilla

    donkeykilla First Mate

    Lol. Touche'. I didn't say I was patient
  15. ll DarkZero ll

    ll DarkZero ll Captain

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use Gems to fill your resources. It's a horrible rip off, use them to finish troops in the Tavern and plunder. You will get more resources for about 5% the Gem cost. You can also use them to finish building projects and the longer the wait, you will actually get a better "Value Cost" per Gem. Getting the 3rd and 4th builder though is the best use.
    Kelani likes this.
  16. Kelani

    Kelani Commodore

    I'll buy the $4.99 gem pack to support the game, and let them collect dust. :) The only time I use gems is like others have mentioned, to shave off the last few minutes of troop hiring, but they also work great in emergency situations, say where it's bedtime, maintenance is coming in five minutes, no builders are free, and you're sitting on millions of gold/grog needed for an upgrade. It's nice to have a stockpile at those time.

    edit: Agreed about the using gems to fill stores. I thought this was a no-brainer, but apparently not. The way I see it, if I can max my stores with 7-10 raids, why would I pay gems to deprive myself of the joy of ruining all those people's days?
  17. AngryBeard

    AngryBeard Community Manager

    Sometimes I like to buy myself a shield. :)
    Gangrene Beard likes this.
  18. Gangrene Beard

    Gangrene Beard Commodore

    It's a mini vacation!
  19. ll DarkZero ll

    ll DarkZero ll Captain

    AngryBeard I need to know your in-game name and Pirate Rank. No reason.
    Gangrene Beard likes this.
  20. Raptelan

    Raptelan Captain

    How can you do something by knowing someone's in-game name and pirate rank?

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