The chest rewards were great, they were dropping well. Then the following week, gold chests go back to dropping junk 3 stone rewards, and there's only 5 of them instead of 20.
It could be worse though, you could have had my week. No end week guild rewards due to parting of ways, no crypt all week, temple unable to be finished 3 times, no contest rewards worth a damn at the end of the week, and the contest bug happened during the 10-20 minutes that I went offline when it started.
It was very helpful when the boxes were in the rewards. This week I started the contest with 20k, and only managed to get the third star without being in an established warring guild this week, and like I said up there, no guild rewards. After three days of buying boxes, and selling everything to buy more boxes, getting a pittance of boxes that almost all of them dropped 3 soul stones was a kick in the teeth.
I started the contest with 20k, and a weeks worth of gathered gear (I sacrifice all of my gear below purple to be able to compete in each contest), I ended the week with no gear, and no money yet again, only to get a small handful of soul stones for my efforts.
Another weekend wasted playing the game, and I'm worse off in the game than I was on Friday.
Why do I keep playing?