It appears that FG have now decided to make this game pay to win. I was involved in an epic battle this season with SK and RL, which was expensive in both time and gems … mainly spent on food and HAVING to open chests to get the bonus skulls inside to compete with each other (btw well done RL). Following our war I was amazed to see the grinding war that was IL and Apoc, hats off to those guys that was some battle. However it was a battle at what expense? Thousands of bought and ploughed gems must have been used up this weekend … is this where we are going to … you need to spend big just to compete.
As a consequence of those wars … two of our best and more experienced players immediately left the game … not because we lost, but they could see the writing on the wall, forget raiding skills, forget tactics, forget anything but spending gems to get that win. Personally I tend to agree with them and I think my days in RR land are numbered too.
Flare you have made some changes that are probably going to make or break the game this time, certainly in terms of the “old guard” … those that have been with you since the start. Now a war is a game of gems, if you are a gem rich alliance you will place, personally I’ve not bought a gem since January, I used 10% of those that I currently have in opening chests this season so a few more wars like this and I’m gone as I believe many others who are ftp will be too.
Tell me you will make some changes before the next war or I can see droves of good players in many alliances heading out the door.