I’ve got a Tier 5 and a Tier 3 account. I’ve spent a decent amount of money.
If I’m being honest, and I think most people feel this way: I stopped spending b/c I felt like there was nothing worth spending my money on b/c the economy was so out-of-whack. They give away so much stuff freely that there was no need to ever spend again. I was getting everything I ever wanted. And many people have echoed this with “Give me something to spend on!” threads.
They tried stuff like cosmetics and have said it was a huge failure, and I know I didn’t want to spend on that anyway. Mythics seem like the only thing that’s been a big success and it’s no surprise to me: People want rare/powerful troops at the end of the day. So it’s also not a big surprise to me that they removed uncapped gems. The shock is that it ever existed. It’s crazy that a F2P game would be so generous that you’d never need to spend even to get the most valuable and rarest stuff in the game. I just don’t think that’s a reasonable expectation for a F2P game.
I’m honestly shocked, every month, that they don’t announce an impending closure.