I used to have an overflow of Alchemist Powder now I have nothing and cannot make gold bricks. Zynga wants us to buy everything now for cash - that's the only possible answer. I help about 20 neighbours a day and you would think I have plenty but no longer. All I get from neighbours is a heart and some coins. The whole point of this game is to have as much friends on your list as possible. Drop rate has lowered, so you need to increase your friends list. No other way around it.