I initially got into GoW only because of treasure hunts. I loved that mini game. Then I eventually clued in at how RNG heavy it is and lost interest, but by then already played the rest of GoW so here I am.
For curiousity sake, I started tracking how to optimize gems per hour in treasure hunts. My data is way too low to conclude definitely, but so far seems the best strat is no strat, just play ASAP. No strategy. Dont think. Just gogogo. I am averaging 100 gems/hour like this. If I strategize, although I can get more gems per run, its less gems per hour, so far only half a speed run. And the number of maps isn’t an issue so it’s only time that needs to be optimized.
I will probably post this once I get more timed runs in to say for sure.