Yeah I think it makes a lot more sense to do it that way.
You already get free gems everyday if you click on it. I don't think this really works with how SW is trying to be.
Yeah I like this a lot. I think this could help prevent spamers from ruining stories and also incentivize people to try and get more gems and write more. A way you could do this is give two options to vote, one that is worth one vote, but is free and have a second option that costs one gem, but is worth two votes. But also if this is implemented you would have to allow people to change their votes in case they pressed the wrong button.
This missed the whole point of story wars. It's not about being the best writer or have the best story. It's about working together to make a amazing stories. Even so what your suggesting is even less "war like". It's more like the space race and a actual war.
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