spoken like a true gold user that has no idea what they are talking about... this is a pvp game... so when you let someone buy combat advantage its pay to win... in a pve game its not that big a deal... go ahead pay and beat the computer...I get so ticked off about all the crying about gold usage. How about the whiners all go to work for a year without pay? Inno has to be profitable to keep things running and pay the staff that work so hard to bring this game to all of us. Tell you what I love these events and yes they take gold but Candy Crush is free for all the cry babies
and as far this profitability you speak of... if all the non-gold users quit today... grep would end... there wouldn't be enough people left to support it gold purchases is not their only revenue stream... numbers count too
it also takes the fun out of things like events... your not playing the event... your buying an event victory...