People buying is not a problem with this game. But tribes who go out and bully other tribes and set their players to attack none stop so people get so fed up the leave is much more of a problem.
I agree. There are many creative ways to play without spending. I do buy amethyst for changing seasons and the market. I rarely if ever would use them for any other reason.
And as far as bullying goes, I don't mind the attacks here and there. What I find disturbing are the idiots that are lazy and go after members daily. It shows they don't care. I often think of locust when I hear of it happening.