Tbh and I’m aware devs have been known to use forum info against us, gold is a complete none issue. It can be replenished.
As I’ve posted in the tips thread I’m only doing delves without potions. No taking a faction to 500 in an event and then doing the faction there, and then doing it again without potions. That’s easy, you have the shards in abundance.
Doing it my way is tough due to the scarcity of treasures to raise hoard to deal with the faction team. It’s simply impossible without complete dedication over months to have enough treasures from shards to raise hoards because you don’t gain anything from failing the delve and the odds on good treasures are right around the level of pulling leggies and mythics etc.
About the time of Werewoods was where I ran into a brick wall. Frostfire Keep needed a 240 hoard and it took all my treasures. I played the Werewoods event but it was so frustrating and gamed and I hadn’t the time, that I couldn’t go beyond 210 normally. I started getting behind the 8 ball at this point, with ever diminishing returns on shards.
This continued with Lyrazsa’s Lair which went to 210 for the same reasons.
Fang Moor perpetuated the problem due to so many lost attempts trying to beat it. I copped a break with Deep Hive being able to clear it without raising hoard at all, but I was still struggling with shards and treasures.
Fang Moor took a 292 hoard and was finally cleared just before Depths of Sin - but when doing the event I had insufficient shards to mythic all troops! So although that was done a week later without raising hoard past 111, I had to blue orb one of the troops… I even bought a Tier 7 I think in the event to get as many shards as possible.
Now I picked up a bit levelling all rooms in Depths of Sin and raising Werewoods to the point that after doing Depths of Sin, I can try F500 with Sunken Fleet. However I’ve again run out of treasures at 155 hoard…,
I’ve still got the mare of Warrens, Werewoods, Lair and Sea of Sorrow to do.
Long post but this is what devs intend, they have promised improvements to faction delving but it’s not happening. Its not happening because they struck gold with potion and income generated.
Factions have gotten harder too. Yes, we’ve had hoard boosts, and medals, but we have also had joke troops, teams where there’s no possible strategy, RNG based gimmick factions , impossible without burgeoning hoards… The record without potions for Sea of Sorrow is (without checking) around 470 true hoard…Designed to fail basically.
No amount of complaining or suggestions has made one blind bit of difference.
However if tied to a way of generating income for the devs I could see a way.
I would like to see newer factions have synergy - it’s great when you can work out a method and I’d like to see an increase in daily delves, to 1 or 2 extra on Saturday and Sunday (for a gem cost like daily adventure), events being scaled down maybe a 3rd as long proportionally in time and gem cost as now and Tuesdays event maybe scaled at 1/6 of the proportional cost.
If we do get any faction bonus then the medal idea is great. Maybe a Tier 7 or 3 in the world event gets 1 medal that gives 16 life, 16 armour, 8 attack and 6 magic, 25% chance of cleanse and 25% mana start in delve use only. Cannot be used in delve events, daily delve only, can’t have more than one per world event. Can get another next event.
In the meantime…