Two things first:
1. CC, you made a great game. This is not bashing it, just my reasoning for no longer spending real money after almost 2 years of buying most of the packs, fountains and the occasional pack of gems.
2. I love all the forum folks, but I am not interested in why my reasoning is flawed. Feel free to post, troll, bash, agree, whatever, this is one an done for me.
So here it is. Even spending money, I can’t get what I am interested in without investing more time than I have. And if the math is to be believed, more time than I have in my life time. I can min/max my teams, but without spending years of my life, I am done. Legendaries with a smattering of myths. Those mythicals I do have represent a brain killing number of fusions with loads of waiting, or lucky RNG at the price of gems. Of course I also got lots of quest items at exorbitant gem prices which make even the lucky RNG more of lack of pain than a triumph. Gearing has lost my interest because it is to slow due to fusion rules and time.
TH is broken. You can’t use gold, and the gem market sucks.
Arena is mind numbing because you either settle on a gear set and team and hope for a few wins or bang your head against the wall as you constantly remake your teams one hero and one piece of gear at a time in order to win a couple more matches.
Raids are the same thing over and over. I lead my city each week and get nothing more than the guy who made our raid minimum.
Crafting still works, but why bother? I can’t sell most of what I make if I want to succumb to my completionist need because now one wants the items, gold is relatively valueless anyway and people don’t spend gems. Fusing is too long with no way to shorten the time without gems that you can’t earn on the TH, and have to resort to buying (see title, not spending more money).
FInally, my city keeps losing top people out of boredom. Not spending money is my first stop, but I see just fading out of the game as the next.
Please consider gold to speed fusion, returning the gem lady or increasing the number of gems in the game. If this Cold War is going to happen, get to it. Let me pre set teams for arena, or add another couple of gear sets. Take artifacts out of chests, increase 5L fusion to 100%. You have seen all the suggestions.
Love this game, but it is becoming a waste of my time rather than an enjoyable way to spend my time.
Hoping for the best and thanks for creating a game that has helped me meet some good people and spend some good times.