I dont spend money, but I have two furstins and a baronet, and thatīs because EVERY DAY I COLLECT 20 AMULETS FROM FACEBOOK GIFTS, and then from time to time you get coins, sometimes even medal boxes (u need the small ones red color) and then with the coins I bought at 80 coins a piece boxes of medals... I kept on hitting low level valleys and in 4 months I got only 2 or 3 rose medals... I have hundreds of gems product of those low level invasions. The game is made so you have to spend money to win... I made a city in a new world at the day 6th, and I counted 17 prinzessins already... In 6 days the only way to be able to do that is to have deep pockets, plus full dedication and experience.
I) must warn that I was obviously lucky, as I got twice 1000 coins and 300 once in different characters, and that made the furstins and the baronet. I could go higher, but I prefer to grow steadily and even rather than faster and with too many weak loopholes. In fact, I got to be furstin obliged by a couple of big guys that took on my alliance, otherwise I wouldnt have used them until my cities were fully grown to the 9 and 10th level
-somehow my first reply seems to have been lost- I collect every day 20 amulets in each one of my four main characters (Facebook did not allow me to enter in a fifth one, so I abandoned it). With that, I won a couple of red boxes with rose medals and some others, and I also won twice the 1000 cents prize and once a 300 c, each one on one character, and it led to 2 furstins and one baronet, but only urged by a couple of obstinate wars made by big players on my relatively small alliance, otherwise I wouldnt have done it, because I prefer to grow evenly, not leaving weak loopholes. In fact, I have medal boxes, got by amulets, which Im keeping for the moment that I can grow. I estimate that to pass from furstin to prinzessin I should have to have 4 or 5 lvl full level 9 and 10th cities and 500k archers at least, and I can not make them and keep them yet.
I had a level 10 city for 3 months and I couldnt get the rose medals from attacking low level valleys (up to now, I only got 3 or 4 all through my four characters by attacking and 4 or 5 from one piece amuletīs prizes)