Orloch is right, only a very specific subset of people need to spend a fortune in game and are attracted by their expensive offerings and they are silent (probably don’t read the forum) and are happy with the game to fund them.
This is the overall issue I have with games on mobile platforms is the entire constant pay to play element. IMO the best games allow you to get by and large full functionality from paying a single purchase fee or an all access pass subscription. Yes you can then choose to pay for add-ons but you unlock things Permanently for a one time purchase.
You just look at some of the RPGs you can get on a mobile for full purchase price or a subs - Warhammer Quest I and II, Baldurs Gate Series, Runescape etc…
The advantage this game has that some of the others don’t is the competitive PvP element, Albeit poorly implemented. Which is why it is beyond me that anyone actually pays to play this game For the PvE dungeon crawl experience alone, as I find this part of the game a bit tedious with the end of level rewards and XP gains unrewarding as well.
In terms of the PvP items etc… if you can’t beat a team who freezes you in place then you need to switch up your gear. PvP Players who rely on single character moves/abilities to win a game tend to be incredibly poor once you break that move. E.g. the ones who hope dominate will stop you or the ones who hope freeze will stop you - they usually fall like a house of cards if you get out of it and put pressure on them. You are right though - these type of idiots are typically the ones who just spam the emotes at you and its usually a tell that you are playing a poor player - if they laugh Just because they kill a single one of your players. Usually a minute Or so later you’ve wiped out their entire team because they aggressively attack your counter attack characters and get procced.