To wildwood rose.
Also wow @Wildwood_Rose sure sounds negative . Is it really that hard to just look at those farm stats and say hey, I will max them out in hopes of getting more rubies , get the appropriate Ascensions and spend a little time.
Even me just playing 1 hour a day, I get a full build after 1 or 2 weeks. That's in the optimal farming conditions too and a farm build isn't that hard to make. Not unless you like being expensive.
Seems like you're lazy wildwood . Time is not an excuse seeing as how I can do well even with reasonable time limits. I did have a fast floor farm build for under 5 minutes. Is it really that hard to just take the time to understand the basics of the game ? Don't make the pay to win excuse and just take the advice to get better at farming and see how well you do then.
Also paying money DOES NOT Increase chances of crystal drops! Sure you can get tons of gold but actually understanding the game is more powerful than paying cash. Yes hirlings do cost 0.99$ but you can make a really good farm build even with 0$ spent (I have even made beastly farm build without hirlings and made some good crystal gains even if it's harder) .
DQ is FAR from p2w . Yes the paid features do make it easier but it's not a big cost and they aren't truly needed to win at all.
Rubies you can get fairly easy from high floor. Get maximum item drops , an easy difficulty where you can defeat enemies relatively well at up to floor 500 , convert Eternals or normal legends providing the hold you have , crystalline set affix to increase crystal rarity to coincide with item drops, grind you character to level 100 after choosing an ascension perk such as Treasured (increases chances of Eternals by 300% and the Eternals you convert have a high chance of a ruby drop and over 300% is a high chance for legends to be Eternals) , choosing fortunate perk for more luck and gold find for the legends drops and gold.
Also by converting and salvaging tons of crystals of the lower end that you easily get and completing crystal feat 500/500 or 375/375 if you got accomplished ascension perk. That can get you many higher end crystals and a chance of ruby.
Also if you found an eternal, crafting with dust and converting Eternals for days is an easy way to get bank on the high end crystals. Dust is relatively easy with maxed out item drops and luck since legends at floor 200 drop like crazy and fill inventory fast so you salvage for dust.
If you don't understand the game or are frustrated, instead of calling it pay to win, just ask for some help and take the tips people give. The pay to win excuse is outright lazy as this game is far away from pay to win.
If you think DQ is pay to win, play games that literally cannot be finished without taking 10 years or paying 10k$ in one year. A good example is clash of clans , clash royale , boom beach and pretty much 99% of all mobile games in the market it seems. It's only now that more games are less pay to win and more free to play but you pay as a bonus , however you can just as easily win for free and 0$ spent.
I played pay to win and man, pay to win is so time consuming unless you spend money to the point where it's just not worth it. They are also much more addictive. Ok boom beach may not be all that pay to win but the amount of time spent is still high.
In pay to win, you either pay or spend years and years on the game which may eventually become stale but also have a huge disadvantage that prevents you from progressing unless you pay an absurd amount of money or you cannot even do anything without paying.
If you really don't like this game, we not forcing you to play. You are free to choose other choices and other means but it's all up to you. I don't like the negative mindset to things you have tbh but I at the same time hope you enjoy something. If you don't enjoy something, what's the point right?