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Just pay for enough of the game to unlock Wizard City and Colossus Blvd. Then you can do the daily quests for free crowns. Repeatable for each character on the account. It will take a while to unlock the worlds, but my kids are both close to finishing Krokotopia on free accounts. Plus they gave away 1250 crowns for their anniversary. And yes the game is dying. Seems to be all free players swarming Wizard City asking to be gifted card packs or level 120's grinding level 5-10 bosses for badges at the team-up kiosk, but it is still a good game. Especially if you play on an old PC and/or have slow internet that can't handle newer, more demanding, games. And despite the semi-recent downtime for DDoS attacks, it is still by far the most stable game I have played.
Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.