Since yesterday night I'm not able to buy any gems through the gem store, giving me an error every time. Also the "redeem" button for gem codes stays grayed out, always.
I've submitted a ticket, and cleared my cache/ repaired the client.
But I was wondering if other people are having this issue? I've asked in-game but haven't really gotten any answers.
I'm on the EU server btw.
EDIT: After asking around here and in-game, it seems this is a Belgian issue, as every single person who has the same problem as me is Belgian.
Anet please look into this???
EDIT2: I have tried using a VPN and that makes it so the interface works, but when I enter a valid code, it still gives me an error.
In other words, using a VPN will get the gem buying interface to work, but actually buying them/using a code still gives errors.
EDIT3: When using a VPN, "Belgium" is no longer available as a country in the list for billing locations. (thank you Sidunox.2401 for the info)
EDIT4: Belgium has been removed off the list of countries from the website store as well. (thank you hoewhoew.4619 for checking)
REDDIT POST (regards to Sidunox.2401 for setting it up)
EDIT5: After some comments, and checking for myself, it seems the issue is now fixed! I was able to redeem my gem code!
EDIT6: We have an official statement from Anet. Gems have been disabled because of the new law, they are working on a solution.
EDIT 7 (FINAL): Another official statement has let us know that certain purchases have been made unavailable in Belgium like the keys, the mount licenses, the dye kits, and any packs that include any of those. Everything else, and gems in general, can still be purchased. This seems to be the end of it.