Gold Keys were simply not ever worth that much at those prices, though. You cannot equate what is one of the worst exchange paths in the game (gems to gold, then that gold to gold keys) into equal gem value and claim relative value of glory keys. Gold keys start dropping off in RoI at about that point anyway, and top guilds wont care about how much gold they return and you’ll otherwise just end up with a very small amount of gems and a bunch of minor stones/common troops at the end of the day. Probably too many, in fact, which is why I agree with the change to replace some of them. Any amount of glory keys will probably be better for you at the end of the day than the gold keys you lost, because you should already be approaching 5k to 8k monthly with just 670 weekly from the guild, more from tribute chance bonus, the ones from glory packs, etc., not to mention any gold you get to spend if your guild can max.
However, I will agree insofar as glory key numbers across the board have been really, really low. When the task from brown changes to glory keys it therefore has a huge drop off in relative value, because glory keys cost much more per unit overall than pre-patch. 368% cost considering just entire yellow task arc, in fact. Compared to gems, which are 116% cost over the entire blue task arc compared to pre-patch, they look very much less attractive. Since late brown tasks mimic yellows numbers, these also don’t look great unless you are finishing everything, at which point you are pretty much just settling for what you can get. The sharp decline in glory keys in this patch is one of the things I really don’t agree with from this patch, especially when you consider glory keys can still get you worthless junk, like major traitstones, and more gold that cant be cycled back indefinitely into the system for more glory keys anymore and is now decidedly of a lower value.
Also true, but any realistic amount of PvP battles is not enough to farm any significant numbers of glory keys from. They way glory key drops are currently, you simply need too many of them, whether you are attempting to ascend a rare or just find a specific legendary. Glory keys will still remain not an effective use of glory for pretty much anyone.