It’s very hard when u don’t have $ to buy gems & it’s so long & difficult to build up a reserve when you are playing alliance chests (trying to help ur team), heroic or any race, buy dragons, increase breeding areas, buying breeding areas, increase Hatcher and expand. When you need 400 gems to just open an island then gems to open areas. It’s near impossible to do it all without becoming stuck (which I am). Pls look into this as I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks this.
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I just save mine until i have enough. It takes a while, but if you really want the next island, you won't buy new dragons or upgrade your hatchery until after. Gems are freely available in this game, with league battles, event mazes, freebie ads, etc. Buy the islands when they're on discount in expansion sales. So just prioritise your spending and you'll get enough eventually. Some things in life take more work to achieve, same in this game.
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@kymster Actually, they did reduce the cost of ne islands...quite a bit if I recall. They also brought back the option to purchase the expansion slots for gold again.
I am not quite sure why you are spending gems to do your alliance chests. You really should not have to. For breeding, use shorter time breedings. You can qualify using Terra / Flame. Just keep hitting rebreed...the points build up pretty quick. Same goes for hatching.
For my battles, I just don’t do them until I see what task is needed. If it’s the battles, I do them at the start of our arena chest, them just follow their time schedule. I rarel speed up battles.
Gems are not as hard to accumulate. There are numerous ways of getting free gems. Almost every event gives you gems throughout the event. You can also get gems through completing tasks and league battles. On Facebook, there is a daily calendar and a roulette that offer the chance to get free gems. On mobile devices there is Freebie Island that gives you free gems for watching videos and completing tasks. You just have to take advantage of every opportunity, and horde them as much as possible. I very seldom speed things up in game unless it’s a Heroic Race. Even then, I try to keep it minimal. I also seldom buy a dragon. When I do, I stick with those under 300.
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Hmmm it seems to be that you need to re-evaluate what you are spending your gems on. Yes it is a long process to be able to participate in everything, especially if you are a free to play player. However with this in mind not only do you need to determine what you plan on participating in but what you are participating in with your limited resources. Also, what was said here as well as your other topic, if you are spending gems in the chests then you really need to re-evaluate your alliance, you should not be spending gems on the chests, period and if you are then you should really find another alliance.
As to your original post, honestly the cost of the islands have been greatly reduced, then you add in the expansion sales that seem to come every week and the costs are much lower. I am not a f2p player, however even I budget and evaluate what and where I am going to spend my money and my gems. I also play a few other accounts and they are strictly f2p, they do not have all the same dragons but all have islands and a few other things. It is not easy but it is possible.
A little tip for you, the freebie tasks during the happy hours are a great way to earn some free gems.
I am a collector not a fighter, need I say more? Oh yeah....and female. ;)
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