I haven’t been commenting for a while, was silently playing the game and observing the improvements.
Firstly, let’s extend a “well done” to Flare Games. Unlike other companies (e.g. Machine Zone of Game of War), Flare has been listening to its customer base. We criticized them heaps for putting out there a game which needed much development and they managed to bring the game to an enjoyable level.
Secondly, no one should expect a totally “free to win” game. Flare, like any other company, is a business and is here to make profit. The reason why we criticized Flare so much was, with that unfortunate update with which people were able to farm others, the spenders were made to feel stupid in return to their expenses. Most of us developed our cities and defenses which raised our ascencions. But that unfortunate update put all our efforts and money down the gutter.
Finally, I use invocations, I use resurrections which costs gems sometimes. People have a choice not to spend money, but people also have a choice to spend money. If you aim to be #1 on the trophy list, you gotta spend and you gotta work hard. That’s what my teammate Jttn and all other Red Squadrons do. If you knew how much gold we donated to keep blessings up, you’d gasp. We fight any day everyday. The result is clear, check the trophy list… Jttn #1, Red Squadron #1. If you want to challenge that, bring it on. And be ready to spend money!
Quron the Red Squadron