I have been playing this game for a month now, since its release on June 1st. I have only spent $5 on the battle pass, so I only have some low level 1 star/2 stars gems.
Currently I have 2011 Combat Rating, which allows me to farm H3 overworld slowly. My current Paragon is the same as server paragon level 64, which is still 8 days ahead of the official H3 era. By then, I probably will have 2100 Combat Rating.
I play roughly 4 hours a day, with most time spending on defending the vault as immortal so that I can have top pick on vault legendaries.
In my past post, my stance is that, if you care a lot about pvp or leaderboard or competing with others, free to play is not an option and you must swipe credit card. If you don’t care about competition, most content in this game is free to enjoy.
My stance remains today and we can evaluate again when we about to enter H4 era.
After all, I am just one player and I am trying to give a fair evaluation on this game.