I continue to play Gems of War because I personally find it enjoyable and I have everything in the game unlocked that I need to. I have all the troops, all delves, all kingdoms maxed, my pet level is 2175, my hero level is 1576, and I have all classes at 100.
Would I recommend the game to anyone else? Absolutely not, especially given how the game continues to progress. Every patch there is a NEW way for them to ask for money: campaigns (and I do buy the $10 campaign pass, although I haven’t purchased this one’s yet), shrines ($10 LOL), Warbands, now “Tiered Flash Offers” coming, all on top of their already hilariously bad Shop sales – Gems, gold, souls, maps, legendary troops, weapons… all for insanely, outrageous prices that make the game look BAD. Look at any of the Rare troop bundles for $25, the traitstones packs for $35, ANY of their bundles and offerings are just insanely bad. They’re still pedaling 250 epic ingots and 5000 souls for $25.
And the only reason to even buy the $10 campaign pass is because it guarantees a mythic troop. As more and more mythic troops get added to the game, it will become more and more difficult to “find” them randomly in chests (on top of saving your keys for the monthly mythics anyway).
Honestly, one day I really hope to be able to quit this game. I think I’m truly just addicted because I’m afraid of missing out. I’ve logged in every day for over 3 years. That’s probably not healthy.