My upgrades all cost 8M+ for towers, only the barricades, blockades and spikes cost 6M+. Even when saving 2-3 chests on a working day (plus saving them for two days so 6 chests in total) will sometimes not be enough to get the gold required for my lowest upgrades, while when you have double the amount of chests, you can easily buy every upgrade without a single raid.
We know we can save those chests for two days before they expire. I can save 6 of them during two weekdays, while I could easily get at least 10 of them if we also get them every two hours. During weekends I could double the chests I get, I could easily get 12-16 chests, instead of 6-8. That makes a world of a difference. (in a year the difference is 800-900 chests for me, which is totally unacceptable, for others the difference can be more than 1k chests per year!)
We need to keep waves going, upgrade spells, troops plus towers. I need to plan to spread those major upgrades over the whole week to be able to use the gold from the chests which I save for two days and keep those upgrades going by raiding the remaining gold. Spells and troops need 10M+ (I maxed the ones I want already this way, I only need to upgrade the ones I don’t use), waves cost 7M+. So after that I have only raids for upgrading towers. It’s not easy to keep them going without chests plus gold shields (which I don’t use any more).
In the meanwhile I need to hope to get items from raids to keep blacksmith going. When I don’t find them I need to buy those, I simply get not enough items, because this unfair situation forces me sometimes to open some chests just in the hope to find either items or gold to buy them.
It’s just not only advantage in terms of gold. The extra chests (2-3 during weekdays and 4 at a weekend day) also give gems every now and then. With those gems you can buy more workers for example. This only increases the gap of unfairness.
So you also can keep upgrading more towers without any raid to max, while others literally are screwed and are doomed to search for gold and raid for hours every day, just because this unfair situation is there. So we even progress much slower while we need to do more effort. There is no way we can ever compete.
I already explained that Windows users (I am one of them) just have videos since February. I wasted many thousands of gems on shields for being able to just upgrade a lousy troop or spell, before I even had a video. Imagine what my defensive structure levels would be when we also got video chests like everyone else? Yup, they would all be going to the new max right now, since I would have more workers, more gold and so on.
With more chests you get more for all possible resources (gold, gems, pearls, vouchers, items), it’s as simple as that. The whole RR2 economy is in disadvantage due to this abnormal situation. I hate unfair situations so I want this to be solved once and for all. No excuses, every player should get the same amount of chests during the same period of time by watching videos.
But I think I am talking to the void now. I think waiting till eternity takes less time then that this unfair situation will be fixed, since I also believe this topic is read by someone working for flare and that something is done to solve it.
By the way, I hope that the problems that others experience (no chests) soon are fixed. but those players now experience what I face every day. Lack of gold, not enough chests, so some workers aren’t doing anything.