Robert, a big component of the resource production comes from a strong guild. Guilds tasks are fed with gold, which mostly comes from PvP grind. A decent amount can come from your kingdom tributes, if you keep up with them hourly… but, yeah. Above average performing guilds can generate 100+ glory keys daily and similar amounts of gems, plenty do more I’m sure.
Glory, in my case, is mainly coming from PvP… you get a decent dump from getting to tier 1 (not rank) each week. That can be done 1-2 days comfortably. Not counting match rewards of 4+ glory or the bonuses from rival / revenge or defense… the tier 1 will earn you 275 total glory once a week. That takes about 32 wins.
In addition, each PvP match gives you 4+ glory for the win as well. So that’s another 32x4 glory or 128 glory in your initial climb. Assumes you are playing the top / hardest match of the 3 options you are presented. It also doesn’t account for ongoing defense rewards or if you get either the Rival or Revenge modifier on one of your match options. So that’s even more Glory. The per match, rival, revenge and defense glory is all ongoing (grind).
You also get ~4K gold on avg per match in PvP. That feeds guild, kingdoms, chests, etc. Eventually dump it all into guild… generate more keys, gems and souls from community guild tasks… spend keys and gems wisely.
Since you mentioned time… I just ran a quick 4 pvp games, to see what kind of time / rewards generation I could get from the grind… I’m lv 262 using a sooth, valk, mab, valk team (full trait) in this test and rank 6,233 on the boards.
Unlock phone, launch game, log in, accept all blinking stuff and get into match screen, ~90 sec
Playing 1st game against highest opponent (behemoth, shadow hunter, valk druid), ~90 sec
- 6 turn game (not counting consecutive bonus turns I generate)
- Won 3 trophies, 4 glory, 2631 gold, 120 souls and 1 trait stone
Receive rewards, get back to pvp screen, pick highest enemy, load back into game ~45 sec
Complete 2nd match against top option team, ( 180 sec, Sooth, Mab, Valk, Mab) ~130 sec
- 7 turn (plus multi-bonus turns)
- Won 3 trophies, 4 glory, 3705 gold, 120 souls, 1 trait
Receive rewards, get back to pvp screen, pick highest enemy, load back into game ~40 sec
Complete 3rd match against top option (all mythic all trait… Maw, War, Famine, Mercy) ~180 sec
- 8 turns (plus bonus match turns)
- 3 trophies, 4 glory, 5109 gold, 120 souls, 1 trait
Get back in match for fourth battle ~40 sec
Complete 4th battle, (Hob, Boar, Gob, Gob King), ~240 sec (4 min, they always take me longer)
- 8 turn game (plus bonus turns)
- 3 trophy, 4 glory, 4134 gold, 120 souls, 1 map, 1 trait
Get back to match up screen (did not select next opponent) ~25 sec
Just cranking through the PvP grind as quick as reasonable with a win and rounded up on times… So, at worst ~880 sec (14.6 min) for 12 trophies, 16 glory, 15,579 gold, 480 souls, 1 map and 4 trait stones. I’m sure others will tell you that’s slow and you can put up far better numbers, I just did a random quick test and all of my minions are not mythic, so YMMV.
There’s always Treasure Hunt, but for me it’s mind numbing and counter productive… to each his own. Playing to get one maps just so you I go play again to figure out what my map reward turns into is double playing for less rewards in my book… and its lottery rewards… and it doesn’t count toward leveling, class progression, etc so far too long to get far too few resources for me. Early on, it can be a necessary evil. My kids like the TH game though, so I let them grind that out for me when they are in the mood… and yet, I still have over 100
The weekly event troops run 300 or 400 glory. If you save your glory for the events and use your keys / gems wisely, you have options. How much / fast you play will also determine if you can do far better.
Hope that helped,