Hitmo. Buddy. Slow down. From the get go, we said this was an experimental era that was very different from the norm and expected issues. We LITERALLY said there would be issues. We knew things wouldn't go exactly as planned. We just didn't know what those issues might be (we can't think of everything, we're not THAT good).
And I'm VERY glad I didn't do this in Summertime if it meant more people. As stated, things went awry. Imagine if more newbies were exposed to this era with all it's issues? Now, we have completed a test era and have great feedback on what worked, what didn't, and what we can fix/change for a possible similar event in the future, perhaps even summer.
We are NOT rocket scientists with lives on the line. Nor do I ever expect to put my expectations that high. This was experimental, we stated it was new and different and people came to play knowing this. They choose to take it as seriously as they wanted. We simply didn't expect them to go full throttle spending $100's for an experimental era. Not saying we didn't expect the vet's to try. Just not go ALL out and pulling all the strings they could, as they did. However, the ONLY person who mentioned they wanted the event in summer instead was you hitmo. Not joking. Not a single other person said a single word to me about the timing aside from the occasional, "aw, I don't think I have time right now". But convenience for a few doesn't mean it's inconvenient for everyone. There will NEVER be a time that's good for EVERYONE on BD. It is what it is.
As for leaders. I DID reach out to the people whom you wanted to see in power. They all turned me down. If you have an issue with that, feel free to talk to them. The other's who showed up I did not even know were coming back to BD. This event brought MANY out of retirement that we didn't expect to see. Which in itself, was GREAT to see.
Feel free to tell me whom you would have chosen for leaders instead though. I'll bet you I asked a majority of the list of people you'll give me.
And as for this part
Please feel free to find those and send them my way. I can assure you, my eyes were GLUED to the screen on the forum topics associated with my Factions Event. There was not a bunch of people telling me things were wrong. In fact, the things most asked for were either implemented or not for good reason.
People asked if special medals would be rewarded. The answer was a clear no and we TOLD people it was because the event was untested. Also why we kept tick limit to 1000. The individual reward was a fault on my part seeing as people went against the initial idea behind the event in the first place (free for all war between 4 teams. Not 1v1 and 1v1). People said teams MUST be randomized. That was answered and majority liked that. People wished for a 2 ticker, yes, but that was removed for a specific reason, which I do agree with. Keep the era short and sweet incase issue's come up, it doesn't get dragged on. I still fully standby the decision to have it a 3 ticker for 1000 ticks. Although LAN and BAR were having a grand time, FIRE and STRK after being defeated were not. Especially STRK who got bombarded by nukes for nearly 500 ticks. Just because something wasn't in favor of YOUR liking does not mean it wasn't in the best interest of all. Many in LAN and BAR wanted an extension to the event era, but do you think that would be fair to the 200 players in STRK and FIRE who's fight had ended?
As I've said many times. If you wish to complain and bitch about my event that I spent countless hours and days of my own time working out and organizing, feel free to step up and do something yourself. I'll be happy to see you do better. Just remember, you can't expect the unexpected. Simple as that. Things will ALWAYS go wrong.