I used to get annoyed with the crappy gifts but I think it's more likely a problem with the system. I am tired of sending energy every time so I am back to bulk gifting knowing that some will not receive what I selected. Obviously a level 60 can't receive a sniper cannon, etc. but I hope at least a few go through. Based on previous threads my understanding is that the system converts items to level appropriate gifts but I hope that conversion doesn't equate to stamina. I'm level currently at level 197 btw
Just so everyone is on the same page, Disney sent an update today that weakened the gifting system. Ok, that is a understatement. So don't shoot the gifter, instead shoot Disney a message http://disneyinteractivestudios.custhelp.com/app/answers/list
I just gifted about 5 minutes ago. If anyone happens to read this, check your gifts and see what came through. (From IValidus)
I bulk gifted a Gunpowder Barrel.
(It took me about 90 seconds to find an item that didn't suck. It repeatedly gave me Harpoons, Falconets, Culass, and Rabbits Feet. I'm a level 139... dunno if they messed with the item gifting along with the energy or not...)
I only gift sniper cannons, carvel planking and genoa sails, but I wonder how many actually receive those items... What is the point of allowing us to choose, if they are just going to dumb down our choice to an item off of the top row of a given category? Arrrrgh!