I honestly thought that Playrix would leave hopping alone. Fr
om what I have seen, the hoppers worked really hard during IS, and yes, they did earn a lot from that week, but it also revitalised TS for some of the long time players that hopped.
Hopping & RoC is not for me, but I appreciate that once you get to a certain level, that things can become stale (perhaps why we have had so many events lately?).
Hopping also encouraged people to have a baby town, along with the major town, to allow them to keep a presence within their co op during that week. To get these baby towns to that level, I’m guessing that plenty of TCash was used, and so Playrix Did not necessarily lose out.
I’ve never hopped & honestly didn’t sound like my thing, but I did enjoy reading the comments from these players, some of whom were so invested that hopping groups were formed where those who wanted to, could find hints & tips, along with joining a hopping bank of players.