Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but there was no official notice that there was a contest this weekend was there?
I mean I assumed there was going to because they've happened the past few weekends in a row and they have become a welcome staple from Gree. I think the start times have even been given, or one could surmise from the countdown when it would start. They have all started at or before one p.m. EST for me, usually 10 or 11 a.m. So when 1:00 rolled around and there had not been word of a contest forthcoming, and no contest had started, I started spending. Unfortunately I was using this time to finish up with my Wee. I spent 800 diamonds on stamina, all the stamina I had bought, 9 mil in gold on enchantments and building back up enchanting material, as well as 1200 more diamonds on runing, some Lance parts, some McGuffin parts and something else I cannot think of right now.
Then 2:00 p.m. my time rolls around. Can you imagine my anger, Gree, when I saw this? Can you? I couldn't stop what I was doing as a sign of my anger because I had nothing left with which to do anything. I'm still so fucking pissed.
I realize you are trying to get your s**t together and that some things you are doing are really tough, but advanced notice for these things, that you and PB both said were here because we asked for them and on which we have come to rely on, is not one of those 'tough' jobs. You dropped the ball again. This after reading @tactics refreshing epic post, you dropped the ball again, and so soon. I'm not demanding that you give me anything, just expressing my anger, and now complete disappointment, with your product. It really sucks to spend your hard earned income on this game, on anything, and have this type of s**t happen. Takes all the wind out of your sails and makes you want to walk away and find something else to do.
My feedback? Do what you said you were going to do and give us advanced notice of these things. It doesn't have to have an exact time, just some sort of proper heads up from you, not rumors through gamers.
Again, we realize some of the things you are trying to fix are very difficult, but not this.