I'm a mobile player who, as I read these comments, clearly have had no idea how much people relied on the videos for getting credits. I have very very rarely watched videos and whatever I spend is what I have purchased. During the one Clash per month that we play, I'll gift 700+ passes so that our members can play and enjoy but I had never thought that other clubs who gift many more passes than ours would have achieved it through credit farming. Maybe my naivety but it is what it is.
Members should be able to earn enough credits through videos to keep themselves reasonably competitive. But that certainly isn't 1,000 credits per day (500 videos at 25 seconds average each = about 4 hours of just watching videos).
I think a cap is absolutely the right thing to do. The amount of that cap is open to discussion. My day-in day-out spend is only on balls and a sleeve of balls lasts about 5-6 days. So 150 credit cap, if that's what WGT decide, is enough to cover balls if I wanted to play videos one after another after another.
And for those that say WGT will suffer financially for this. If people have been farming thousands and thousands of credits per day through underhanded means, and using that to buy passes, balls, clubs etc, how does WGT lose out by stopping it. Maybe some members will quit. Maybe some will play less or buy less expensive balls but if it was all from free farmed credits, there is no impact to the bottom line for WGT.
One of the earlier comments was from someone admitting to farming credits to (help) their club in Clash - 300,000 credits was mentioned. And it was justified by the comment "Isn't that what the Country Clubs are for? To help people get better, be a "family". Yes, Country Clubs are there to help members get better, to be a family, to play competitively while still having fun, to mix up different types of competitions to keep the enthusiasm and enjoyment going, to form friendships, etc etc etc. If a club is relying on farming of credits to make themselves a decent club, then I suspect your priorities are badly misaligned.