My experience was weird yesterday. Cycled three times easily -- no restarts other than the video restart, 40g boosts on 6.9 and 6.10, and sometimes no boost at all.
Then my fourth cycle, I could not get through Babe even with the video restart, so had to buy a restart. Beat him and went for cycle 5, around 11 last night. Tried for an hour, spent 2K gold, and simply could not beat the RNG for my 5th cycle.
I'm not going to post about "cheating" and the like, but situations like mine do cause me to raise an eyebrow at Glu's tactics. It very much felt like I got to play on "normal" difficulty and then they decided I'd done enough and turned off the faucet. Ended up spending about 2500 gold on 5 cycles, after spending about 160 gold on the first three. (FYI, I'm gold level, using Evans double lhp, skills at 17/17).
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