It's not the factories, it's the 'effing non-stop bull-gak of "gain vision vapors" every 3rd or 4th fething quest!!For everyone having upgrade issues, don't forget that tier one factories and armories are quick upgrades.
And yeah, it's great to point out the obvious - 'just keep a few extra armouries for upgrading!'
But that requires that one also have:
1. excess population that isn't already tied-up in your 'regular' city + added event 'turd town'
2. SPACE TO PUT THEM!!
Both of those are *big* asks for anyone who's not in between chapters once you hit the guest races, especially for anyone who doesn't have/can't have additional diamond expansions. (and is instead further hampered by the game's 'minimum' expansions)
No. This event is pure fething garbage.
Whoever came up with the new randumb quest system is flaming idiot... too many big asks, (province clearing, VV's being the worst offenders), and the rewards are laughably bad. (at least not quite Spire of Eternal Misery awful though, so Inno can always aim lower I guess?!)
There's also very little that's actually "random" about them, with many, many players seemingly getting stuck into a hellish loop of maybe a dozen or so different quests... and Gods help you if you get RNG-screwed with tons of "gain spell fragments" and "gain vision vapors". (BOTH of those *insert copious swearing here* turd-bakers need to go and die in a fire!!)
And it sucks, because I honestly want to participate in the event, and at least pick-up what I can, but this new quest system is instead blocking my participation at every fething turn with outrageous tasks.