Free Guildwars 2 Gems Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Free Guildwars 2 Gems RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Guild Wars 2 Refunds Gems Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:31:32 -0500 EmilyOrange

Guild Wars 2 has been a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game since its launch. It has survived (and thrived) on a cash shop called the Black Lion Trading Company, where players can trade real-life money for in-game gems to buy virtual perks for their characters.

One convenience item sold on the Black Lion Trading Company that has been particularly successful were permanent mining tools. These tools are used to gather in-game resources. Normally players have to visit a vendor to renew their materials, but they can money to do away with that chore.

These permanent items have always been soulbound, meaning that they can not be transferred to other players in the game or other characters. If a user has more than one main, they need to buy multiple sets of these for real dollars. Many people have eight or more picks, axes, and sickles which each cost about 700 gems or $9 US. That's a lot of cash when you add it up, considering ArenaNet is reversing their decision and making these tools account bound so that players can now transfer the items between their alternate characters with ease.

When people heard about the change, initially, they were angry about their wasted money. They were outraged that their investment was now somewhat unnecessary. If they had only known they would be able to move the tools, they might not have bought so many. When ArenaNet heard about the unrest on the forums, they simply replied, "...simply follow the instructions in the support response and we’ll be happy to refund your gems!"

This is so decent. It's kind. It's merciful. It's something we don't expect because we are used to game companies being out for cash. Go into Guild Wars 2 and submit a support ticket to get you gems back. Easy. They aren't repaying cash, but gems should be close enough for most. It is certainly something. I'd argue it's pretty special.

ArenaNet doesn't always do the right thing. In just the past few weeks, they've leaked patch notes, severely restricted tools everyone wants to use, and made certain puzzles almost impossible to solve. This week, though, they did the right thing. They came up with a great solution and made it public knowledge. Hats off to them for being the good guy when they could just ask for more money.

Free Guildwars 2 gems! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:34:14 -0400 GabrielKross

As Guild Wars 2 players are aware, gems are the cash shop currency that you can use to purchase items of all types in the game. You can also exchange gems for gold to use in regular game transactions. However, did you know that you could get free gems? The Guild Wars 2 twitter tweeted the following out moments ago.


. will be giving out free gems during weekend! Here's some info on how you can get them: ^AM

It looks like the majority of the free currency will be given away during the MLG weekend event, to people who are physically there. Those who cannot make it to the MLG Anaheim event also have ways to win by answering trivia questions from @MLGSireph's twitter.

Outside the MLG Anaheim event, MLGSireph will have $30 worth of gems to give out a week. Subscribe to their channel and comment on their videos for chances to win. Good luck guys get lots of free gems!