I’ve been told several times in support tickets that PG’s intention is for gold chests only to contain things that will help players in events and in the game. If this is true, you should really examine whether getting more tower boosts, to add to the 6000 I already have, is a “help”, because what it feels like to me is a complete waste of very expensive gold chests. I save them (and rubies and money to spend on them) to open when I really need something for an event objective, hoping to get that thing I need when I open them (whether it be 400k food packs during a feeding event, clocks and wood during fort frenzies, energy packs and inner fire during PvP events, etc.).
And yet invariably what I get are more tower boosts, which, given that I have enough to boost my base for months on end, do not help me at all. I have opened chests in which six out of the ten contained tower boosts. It feels like a ripoff, and a willful way of making people buy more chests — which I’m sure it does. But for those of us who don’t have the money to just keep opening unlimited gold chests, it’s a kick in the face to get, essentially, nothing at all (because they are worth nothing when you have far more than you could ever use) in such a big proportion of gold chests. Why not lower the ratio of items that are superfluous to most players, and raise the ratio of things players actually need and want?
If it were just me, I wouldn’t bring it up; but nearly everyone I know has a perpetual overflow of this particular item.