i think they were referring to those who didn't spend actual $$$.
i got my king once i had a level 8 TH, then upgraded my DE drill to level 2.
Between it and raiding for 300-400 a pop, I took me about 3 weeks to save up for my Barbarian King. it can be done. I didn't buy mine.
i've had a shitty day raiding because everyone is low on gold due to spending it on walls.
This post was edited on 3/25 at 12:48 pm