It was transparent from the beginning. Whoever thinks that anybody creates a game that big and doesn’t at least hope to make money out of it is really sweet.
I would argue, that everything is created so. This is probably one of the most obvious changes, but I would say every QoL improvement is in the end created to increase the income of Sg. More satisfied customers trend to spend more money. Every improvement even those who don’t generate money directly like this are made to make you stay longer with the game and make you more likely to spend money.
So complaining that Sg makes more money is just ridiculous, it’s the reason why they exist, to make money not to make anybody happy. So instead being happy that the company makes more money which will make it more likely, that they will stay around a little bit longer to support the game, and it’s not our money they get but that of some other company.
With this “improvement” the players loose nothing, you can watch mystic vision the same like always, every 8h and get the same loot, you can watch it now every 4h and get more loot, or you can boycott it completely because Sg doesn’t deserve a single cent from anybody.Watching ads is an optional feature every few hours, not like many other online games where you are literally forced to watch them every few minutes.
For most it’s just a win - win situation at the moment , the players get more loot and Sg more money.
So just be happy for now and wait for July 12th what it will look finally, if they decide than, that the loot will get reduced people can start complaining, I will probably be one of them. It will most likely not change anything, but at least than I can understand the complaints…