My quest today is solve encountes or solve tournament encounters again, on a Sunday, two days before the end of the event.
The devs consider the tasks completable the day they are offered, and the optional portion is for players that can't complete the first part. We've discussed this in the past, it isn't going to change, no matter how much we might want it to.
Sorry. We tried before. I think their position on it may be that the tournament is the "or" part, not the complete encounters. Which I guess is understandable, if not something many of us agree with them on. I know that most of us don't understand why they can't use "Spire" instead of "Tournament" since the Spire is actually open on the day of the quest. And I think the reason that we have the disconnect, largely, is that they use the "or Spire" quests regularly throughout the event, so there really isn't a reason that we've been given as to why it's the one that's closed that they choose, other than to force people into the original quest if they want the event currency that opens up on the day such a quest appears.
Indeed, there's a suggestion (again) floating around somewhere to let us "devolve" appearances while keeping evolved stats.
This game is popular because it is pretty, why don't you want to make more money off that?
It was a discussion
, not a formal suggestion.
Though, there was a reason I mentioned using the extra artifacts from the event. Not only would Inno potentially make money off of the skinning ability itself if they charged diamonds directly (because when most people run out, they will buy more), but if they allowed the artifacts for that building to be used in lieu of diamonds, they could make more money off of the event. Especially bear and phoenix events, where players already want extra artifacts to exchange for the original bear and phoenix artifacts.