This has been discussed at length and is being pursued. No results guaranteed.Comment for the persons in charge of the quests:
I would like to comment that changing the daily challenge for quest #73a from beta to live was asinine. I put the dates in going backward once the event started, and I knew then that the 21/22 wasn't going to fall on a date when the Spire was open. So I thought, "Hey - they've got it saying "Tournament" on the last day of a tournament, and "Spire" on a day that the Spire will be open this time. Nice!" (The last daily quest - #76 (a), per Beta, is what I'm referencing at the end.)
They had to have known, looking at any kind of calendar, that in changing 73a they were potentially locking out players who wanted to complete the quest on the date it fell. Because it didn't come open until several hours after the Spire closed on the 21st.
Yes, yes, they have a disclaimer that they might have a change in the quests, etc. and so on. Problem with that logic in this case is that there actually is no or option on the "Complete 10 Encounters and/or 10 Spire encounters" when it's posted on a day that the Spire will not be open. Absolutely, unequivocally, will not be open because it's not programmed by them to be. Which means everyone in the US has 2 options: complete 10 world map encounters, or wait until Sunday the 23rd after 11A EST to get your 10 Spire encounters, or a mix of the two.
That might not be a big deal to some, but it might to others based on how they've scheduled their time to play the game. For me, not such a problem. I wasn't thrilled with having to use the MM spells I've been trying to hoard until the next FA so that I could have enough goods to cater the necessary provinces (my troops are generally decimated at the end of a tourney and it takes a day or two to rebuild any), but I'll get more MM spells, so I'll live.
What I'm concerned about is that, since quest 73a was changed, they might also be changing quest 76a: "Solve 10 Spire Encounters and/or Solve 10 Encounters". That one falls on the 24th. I'm not sure what time the event ends, whether it carries past 11A EST on the 25th or not. If it carries past 11A EST on the 25th and they do change it to "Tournament", then it's no big deal - but it has to carry on past that time on Tuesday. Otherwise, if they do change it from "Spire" to "Tournament" as past history dictates will happen since they changed 73a, they really are forcing everyone to just solve 10 world map encounters and might as well remove the optional line.
It's been said before but bears saying again: the persons in charge of quests need to consult a calendar when choosing whether to use "Spire" or "Tournament" as the alternative to world map encounters. Changing quest #73a from the known Beta list to Live was punitive to anyone intending to use the tournament - the logical alternative option as the Spire could not possibly be open on either the 21st after 6 PM EST when the quest opened or the 22nd (at all) - to complete the quest for solving encounters.
Ah. I had not seen the update to that thread. I keep this one open in a tab next to the game and refresh it before making comments, but I suppose I should have looked for another thread. Thank you.This has been discussed at length and is being pursued. No results guaranteed.
I've never spent a dime (which is a separate controversy) and have done just fine.game is becoming more pay to play with each event...................$$$$$