I can’t help but feel many ppl complaining either didn’t take the time to simply read Chrono’s official statement regarding this matter, or they somehow overlooked the following:
How is it that so many ppl are complaining about the coins being taken away while they don’t have the slightest idea what Chrono’s plans for the future are
from the above, it is very clear that the coins are being taken away so that the relevant time and resources taken up by the coin shop may be used for something else; it seems reasonable that Chrono wouldn’t take a feature away except to replace it with something better
over the years, there have been many, many complaints regarding the coin shop, and there is no doubt that Chrono has spent much time thinking about how to remedy those complaints. It is not unimaginable that all potential solutions turned out to be realistically unfeasible (from a time/money pov) and so the solution is to simply end it.
It could be that this is the end of free stuff on the site, but it could also be that it is not the end of free stuff and that the free stuff will simply come in different shapes or forms, and even if it is the end of free stuff here, that is not necessarily a negative either; it still depends on what happens instead.
At the very least, ppl should take the time to see what Chrono has in store for the future before complaining.