A five kingdom tribute is now worth 4 gems?? I know your group as a company needs to make money, I also understand that you fully reserve the right to adjust in game economy to generate a balanced experience. However this reduction is extreme and incredibly disappointing. In my opinion the best component of the game which kept me engaged and playing was the f2p nature of your system. The gem generation require ample hours of work to generate and still made the game enjoyable even while money was tight (which for me has been the entire last year). While I was going to invest in leveling my VIP level after 1.0.8 went live to show my appreciation, I am now weighing quitting entirely.
I have gone from being more excited for this patch then I have been for any complete game in the last decade to being completely deflated. Now with the changes implemented I find myself looking at a game where I will fall further out of competition with lineups that will stagnate as new kingdoms release or balance changes are addressed and a massive effort of grinding that will not be eased by anything except a lot of cash.
I am not trying to be negative, just express my disappointment and frustration with was (up until 1.0.7) my favorite video game.