Ok I see what you mean but grinding ads all day means your not playing and I see pay to win in a different way.
To me p2w is boxes with X chance for Uber powerful items that are better than can be found in game, or like in dracgo were you can buy items at effect every aspect of the game and give massively big bonus on how the game is played and there not cheep to buy either.
Pay to win would in Maguss would be adding extra bonus stats to illusions just to sell them. Maguss don't want to be a money grab game imo and they have stated that several times. They want a good game that is played on it on merit and not how much money they can grab buy making a few spenders Uber op.
The game is still in beta so there's still alot of balancing to be done a head of full release. All I can say is good luck to them and every success.
I aggree that ads are limited, most of time i cant watched ads even for daily login or by leveling up because there was no available ad, it was frustrating and others only used ad watching for speeding up potions...
And you will collect ingredients and brew beacause of bonuses the potions can give in pvp.
@sirspllash try messaging them directly on Facebook. they're pretty good about getting back. remember that the player base is constantly increasing so it may take longer than when it was in Alpha, but they'll get to you that way for sure