I’m not really up for spending money at this point. Under the new economy, the gems I have in the bank will be wiped out with the next mythic where I get a bad run of luck. Even before, I missed out on a couple of mythics where I spent down to 0 and didn’t get them. So personally I don’t feel that gems were being handed out so frequently that no-one ever needed more.
The reduction to the number of event keys makes more sense to me. Previously, they were rare and were only awarded for revenge fights. Then under the sentinels system, we started getting loads - enough to easily ascend kingdom legendaries. So if event keys alone had taken the hit, to my mind that would have been a reasonable economic adjustment, increasing the value of gems by forcing the player to decide whether to spend gems finishing kingdoms or waiting for the next mythic.
I know that some people pay the prices but I can’t see myself throwing another £50 at this game; certainly not for a single transaction. I just bought The Witcher 3 from PSN for £10. Dishonoured 2 and Fallout 4 cost the same price. I’m new to PS4, but it’s a no-brainer answer for me to the question “where should I spend my gaming budget?”
I still enjoy GoW and will continue to play. I’ve accepted that I will never complete my collection, which is a shame because that is what I was aiming for.