As I see it, they’ve basically said, “VIP chests are now only for big spenders. Instead, take all your Gems, funnel them into the daily bundle, be content with all the gem keys you get, and then get a mythic every couple of months of your choice.” It’s a trade off between two options:
- Option 1: Get 100ish to multiple hundreds of Gems each week for free that you can put into the VIP Chest for a chance at a Mythic. (Bear in mind the >100 piece of this is only really an option for the top few Guilds.)
- Option 2: Get dozens of extra Gem Keys each week for free plus get a mythic of your choice every couple of months.
When you look at it that way, it seems pretty fair. I know it sucks for that thin sliver of people that were VIP 5 and getting a lot of free gems, but I think it’s actually a handful of people (that are very active on the forums). And truth be told I think most of those people will actually benefit in the long run since there was never a guarantee and you could spend far more than a months worth of free gems and not get a mythic.
For most of us, I don’t really see how it’s anything but a gain. I was never getting the LTs, so while the loss of 100 gems/week stings a little, I’d much rather be guaranteed a mythic of my choice every couple months. Those 80 Gem Chests I’m losing over 2 months was a drop in the bucket relative to a guaranteed mythic.