I am in one of the very few clans that can still afford back to back HTE. I have been in doubt whether HTEs are worth the cost or not. They used to be, but not anymore. I am not trying to point out how the game is making people pay to grow. People have whined about that enough. It did make a free game into "freemium" game, I agree, but let's not discuss that here. Two people can kill HTE with health crystals now. Charging US$6 for an epic battle that two people can kill is unreasonable; HTEs are definitely overpriced now. There were many changes to the game. Hoar frost lands came, new epic battles got released, and recently, Abyss lands arrived. New lands increased players' damage to epic battles, and better paying epic battles were released. In addition, old epic battles' payouts were adjusted to pay 50% more. What have not changed are HTEs. HTE clans normally charge people a seal for every few days. A year ago, 6 days per seal was the norm in many HTE clans, but nowadays, HTE clans that require a seal every 4 days are suffering from seal shortage. The main problem is that the new builds have too high damage which kills HTEs too fast. I used to have multiple alts in various HTE clans, but so many clans are lacking seals so badly that I do not find it appealing to keep them in HTE clans anymore. I like how the devs have been coming out with new epic battles that pay almost as much as HTEs. I strongly support the movement that allows the players to enjoy the game without having to spend much money on it. However, if the devs want people to keep spending money on buying seals, I strongly recommend KaW to make HTEs last longer.