Lets all hope this is a learning experience for them and to hopefully get their act together as we as paying players expect a lot more.
I suspect the reason that we didn’t reach finish the 2nd and 3rd stages is that people are leaving this game in droves.....because of the policies of s8, which are well documented on this site. S8 should spend some time reading this board
I have about 1000 marble thingys but I have no interest in crafting parts for lands because it takes way too long, 24 hrs which is unreasonable, and also, I’m not in a land crunch. I’m at level 190 and I curate my dragons pretty radically. I have no taste for fey, flower, arcane, spooky blah blah types. I like the OG dragons, and I’m picky about which ones I want. Most of the newer crop are recoloured drags, so I don’t collect them. I would love to see more royal, Olympus, Diamond, cosmic, gemstone and metal ones. And champs, champs, champs. So not getting marbles or keys in this event doesn’t bug me, but the tix would have been nice.
Y'all can laugh at the concept of buying keys, but obviously some people who do it. You think that people who spend tons of money on leaderboards are going to balk at spending a little money on keys?
Some people seem to think that we have DS over a barrel or something, but as long as there are still people who do spend money, they are still in business. It goes the other way, too. They have us over a barrel if we are attached enough to the game to spend real money to be able to keep playing.
I also don't think that the speculation that people are dropping the game "in droves" is correct, although my theory is also just speculation. I think that this is probably as many points as we usually get, but that S8 forgot to "magically" advance the point counter like they usually do in the final hours of the event. I know that S8 will deny it, but there is no way that we spend 6 days earning the first 2 prizes and magically acquire enough points for the final prize overnight in event after event after event.
I don't know for sure, but I don't think we got the last of the community prizes.....???
Guess that I don't care anymore; I didn't check at the end of the event.