I personally don’t know what is going on with Zynga/Small Giant other than they are making the game empires and puzzles no fun anymore with so many updates, new heroes, challenges and so on.
It’s as if they are truly trying to push everyone to leave or making it so free to play isn’t worth the effort anymore. A lot of people complain about how strong the newer heroes are and how hard it is to get newer heroes to be able to stand a chance in raids, challenges and wars because of the people who will drop loads of money to get the newer hero and everything to level up and fully ascend them!
But does Zynga/small giant listen or care what their gamers truly think or suggest NO they don’t, they’re all about making the money everyone freely gives them! That’s it nothing more nothing less except they are making the game no fun anymore. Sone people who drop the money to gain the new heroes will disagree while others will agree with this and zynga/small giant sit back and laugh at us gor even thinking we have a voice or say in the matter. Costume and other event pulls a lot of people are only getting 3* duplicate of heroes and possibly 4* from time to time we scrape to ascend we scrape to get gems we scrape to save to get to our favorite event to hopefully get a good hero some do A LOT don’t. But yet they still bombard us with wanting money and limit us on what we can actually accumulate from game or training camp 20, Hero Academy and so on instead of lowering the time in which to level what we have, what we get in said quest and so forth, they need to light up and redo the “chances” on the draws and everything so everyone is a winner but will they do that or un nerf heros they nerfed in the past so they can be as strong as new heroes NO they on care about money and forcing people into pay to play or buy items or you have to wait forever to be able to level up a hero.
But what do i know im a free to play player who occasionally buys cheap gems to try get a newer hero only to get a sorry duplicate abd a waste of money. Troops OMG hard to level can’t farm them like somethings but once you reach level 25 stronghold level basically every thing abd advance buildings etc you can get a Hero academy to which you can train troops at gods awful cost!
But A LOT of gamers are sick of it and the game is getting to where it’s no longer fun its more a chore then anything else and people are leaving because of it.