I’m on board with #nospend but not so much because of the update.
Spending is not worth it. When my stronghold was at level 12-13 I started to pay because I was frustrated, I didn’t have many 5* heroes, - even 4* were a blessing at the time - Now my stronghold is 21. I can stay in diamond. I have finished season 1 and 2 (not hard though). I know all the quests, soon, all the events…
I think in some way I “finished” the game. The thrill was there but now it’s gone. And the more I try to revive it, the more I get frustrated because there’s the paywall which gets higher and higher the more heroes you have, there’s no good rewards any longer (only unfarmable ascension items and tokens which are very scarce). I guess you can try to get to the top 100 for alliances and players, in challenge events and tournaments… but it seems unrewarding (cups are volatile, and people will soon forget you were one of the best one time). I don’t need that… Plus sometimes, I know I have the right tactics and a good team that should win, but the game constantly reminds me that without luck I’m nothing in this game. That’s what makes me want to smash my phone sometimes. The feeling of injustice leads to a state of immense frustration when you have worked so hard and spent so many hours in a game. It’s not healthy. So I don’t need v30 to know I should quit spending. I’ve paid way more than the game can possibly be worth. I’m not saying the game is bad… just not worth sacrificing your wallet and your time any longer. I hope my resolve will last, because there are many temptations and I might be tempted to crack, but I’ve been spending way less for a few weeks and I’ll try to stick to that philosophy.
So I’m gonna stop VIP (nothing very interesting to build now anyways) and enjoy raiding (when I have decent boards) and playing on titans and wars with my alliance when I have the time. And if I don’t, I’ll become a mercenary without peer pressure from an alliance.