No reason for me to compete

I’ve managed to ascend two characters, Mirabelle and the Ezekiel we were given. I’ve had to use quite a few ascendence medals to create the 5* needed to ascend those two 6*. Now, I can only find a few medals in the SD as the rewards in tourneys are out of my reach.
So new 6* are impossible to get, though I need them to be competitive in raid and lvl up tourneys, currently the only way to get medals… see where I’m getting at Scopely?
Basically I am screwed until someone there understands game economics. Perhaps someone can do that in lieu of designing tigers with x-mas hats on. Get your frickin’ priorities straight!