I understand it’s meant to fight RMT and botters but it hurts the in game economy for whales and F2P players. Summer skins and 3 day holding period are sky rocketing gem prices and the easiest solution would be to remove the 3 day holding period, cheaper blue crystals makes whales, vets and noobs all happy.
With August being a dry month for content, september update being so far away and ridiculous market prices affecting accessories making it difficult to gear alts and mains. With many people either leaving the game for good or taking a break it would help the player base tremendously to remove some of the factors causing this inflation
The 3 day hold has nothing to do with it. big deal you buy gold on Monday and can’t use it till Thursday… you still get to spend it you just have to be a little patient. If anything it’s helping you because during those 3 days the item you are looking at will be undercut MANY times making it cheaper and hence you will spend less gold in the long run!
Not a big deal to you. But to others, it’s a hinderance, especially for impulse buys or things people want right away. That’s a part of a game like this, “I want this now and I’m willing to spend to get it.” They’ve taken that away and as a result there are less offers of RC for gold in the exchange, driving up BC prices.
Another weird thing is you can trade RC for gold many times and still be a “certain user” that has to wait 3 days. They should just be honest and say all users.
Someone steals your credit card and buys 3,000$ worth of Royal Crystals, exchanges to gold and sends it away/sells it to RMT enjoyers and next day gets banned, because You reported your bank that your card was stolen and issued a charge back
In this case, with 3 day hold period, that gold does not get distributed