Mon - With the new format it makes sense to spend a little gold and get an amazing player. I didn't buy the box on Monday. Our club got 3rd place.
Tue - You can either throw more resources at this event than you end up winning, or you can just hit tier 6 in about 15 minutes and then call it a day and play Clash. Didn't buy a single box yesterday either.
Wed - Hmm, depends. Does your club *ever* get a decent bracket? Our does not. Really we can get lucky and place well, and if not, oh well- it's easy to tier out on Wed still. I've never bought a Royale Arms box.
Thu - This event seems to go pretty well if you are in Diamond or if you just went up a tier. I guess I have bought boxes on Thu before, like last year when they offered Molitor as a new player toward the tail end. Again, easy to tier out on Thu.
Weekend - Just buy the $29 player and be done with it. You are guaranteed a (usually) great player, without the frustration of buying $100 worth of gold and blowing through boxes to get 1 player. The rewards are, well, not very good unless you can place in the top 5. Which, to do that, your club needs to throw a ton of real $ at this event or get lucky with your bracket.
I will say the POTM and POTW boxes have good value due to the odds and the boosted players that can get you event points and also perform well in WOH events. Other than that, I think I will be happy with whatever player they offer in HOF mode on Mondays and the occasional $29 purchase on the weekend. My gold balance just keeps increasing with this new approach, and it is not because I'm buying any, that's for sure.
And yes, I do understand that there are people who don't care about being frugal and play the game for pride / bragging rights and will throw tons of real $ at the game and do things that don't make much sense to me (like spending thousands of gold on a Tuesday to win 500 gold and some event boxes). But, to each their own. Anyway, just thought I'd share my new approach to the game and see what you guys think. I'm sure a lot of you have other approaches that work well and, well really, this just seems like a fun discussion to have.