It used to be that if you dedicated a ton of time to an event, then you could finish it without spending gems, and you only needed to use gems if you could not put in the time every day. Now you can't finish an event without spending quite a bit on gems. This changes the spirit of the game and makes me resent SocialPoint. As long as this new protocol on events exists, I will continue to be unhappy with my Monster Legends experience. Running a team or not, one of these days I will just get sick of the SP greed and quit entirely.