I don’t know if this idea was proposed before and if it was I apologize but how about a Gems chamber that allows users to deposit gems and earn interest over time?
Players can deposit a set amount of gems in their Gem chamber and earn interest on those gems over 30 days. Gems that are deposited can be withdrawn at any time, but any interest accrued will not be paid unless the maturity date is met (which is 30 days). This will require players to leave their gems in the bank for all 30 days in order to collect the interest.
The base interest is 10% for the minimum deposit and each additional tier reach will have a bonus % applied.
Minimum deposit is 1000 gems
Maximum deposit is 5000 gems
Deposit gems in increments of 500 or 1000 only
1000 gems - no bonus % (only 10% base percentage is applied) - earns 100 after 30 days
2000 gems - 0.75% bonus on top of the base percentage (10.75% total) - earns 215 after 30 days
3000 gems - 1.75% bonus on top of the base percentage (11.75% total) - earns 352.5 after 30 days
4000 gems - 3.00% bonus on top of the base percentage (13.00% total) - earns 520 after 30 days
5000 gems - 4.50% bonus on top of the base percentage (14.50% total) - earns 725 after 30 days
But why would Flare give away free gems? We can win free gems in any of the Leagues (Diamond, Gold, etc…), gems can be found in both CoF and the free daily chest, gems are already available at no cost to players. So this is not that different. We just need to have enough gems to make more gems.
This may encourage some players to spend to have enough gems to reach a specific tier, or have players buy more gems while they are banking some gems and do not want to withdraw early.
Maybe this helps some older players stick around the game longer after burning all their gems instead of retiring. Maybe this help newer players upgrade their alliance tower and help alliances grow.
Either way, the more players that still play, the more alliances are filled and the more possibilities we have as a community.