This is a massive issue tactisoft, i can sympathize as a fellow coder about monetary gains but if your game and player base is dying you wont get any. To make a Free game fun and fair while still getting revenue you need to find a balance between giving and taking.
You wont just magically gain extra cash from people buying premium boxes just because big boy is gone, No instead there going to realize that the last few updates have all been aimed at monetary gain and therefore so will the ones in the future and will start to switch to other games where this “balance” is more fair.
I dont like being one of those players who go ranting about every update but this is a serious issue which you devs should really address. dont see that the game is slowing down so you should just milk the last few pennies out of it instead ask the community whats wrong and get to the source of such problems and keep the game going for longer.
Im not saying hand out 100 Prem boxes to everyone but removing the only “sustainable” way to get high level items (This itself is not easy and changing the reward for this big grind for most players was a very bad move) really just hit the game whilst its down.
Hope you listen to this and change a few things in this game, Much appreciation for listing to me