I used tapjoy (I’m on android it’s under Free gems where the store is) for about 4k gems and was rewarded every time except once and that one time was because I already got rewarded for that game but a different milestone. I’ve never had a problem with them, but I’ve stopped using them now that I’ve gotten out of the “new player grind”.
I’ve posted about how to adjust to this gaming style. Early on, gold is really hard to come by. Once you get a few characters to level 10, and learn to be patient you’ll find the fun in the game. Our society has been spoiled with getting everything fast fast fast. Binge watching a season on Netflix, grinding like crazy in games that let you do so, so on and so forth. I’ve spent zero in this game and I have five L10, 2 L9, 1 L7 my bard which is actually L8.5 but I’m not leveling him just yet to stay at Renown 11. My Wizard is about to go L11, I may level her but there is no point to. So I may keep grinding it out until I have a few more L11 toons. My cleric is 3k away from L11. The two L9 are close to L10.
The point is, just play the explore as far as you can go, or, dont go too far so you can repeat the level and get some XP and a bit of gold (not much really). Only play PVP when a chest expires and you need a new one. I actually only play PVP when I have 3 open slots. I usually save my 8+ hour chest for when I go to bed and use the 3h chests during the day. I’ve never paid for challenges at all, unless I have a challenge quest that rewards me heavy, like “Complete 22 rooms in Sharpstone Keep” with a reward of 600g. That one is amazing.
You just have to alter your expectations and gaming. This isn’t a Netflix series, you need to wait a week for the next episode haha