I don't understand your deep hatred for 8 hour events?
its no longer the 8 hour events that bugging me its how hard this pve is it was a massive pain in the ass as well last time.
Though i would still rather have 3 hour refresh then 8 hour why you say.
Before the 8 hour refresh went in i could play anytime i wanted and not loose that many points. You also saw that you could have a nice 6 to 7000 pt lead with a few days left meaning you can take your time and not play as hard in the final few days, Now with 8 hour refresh your FORCED TO PLAY every day hardcore or your going to be fucked. The last PVE i played normal the first 3 days and was ranked 17th.I took one day of easy playing and went from 17th to 76th (this would of never happened in a 3 hour refresh) i had to fight the last 2 days to just make top 50. ALSO the final day had to go all out just to hold top 50. Again never had any of these problems with 3 hour refresh. Could get a nice lead and just hold it for the last day or two. but not anymore.
Also now they are giving 3 stars out to people who have nice teams, Giving out 3 stars to anyone who can hit 500 in PVP, its just going to spread the gap between newbies and vets even more, people dont like to hear that cause they are now getting the covers they want to say a 3 months from now if someone new walks in and see 60000 with massive 3 star teams compair to say 40,000 now many will not even stick around...
Also what i fear is they are giving out 3 stars like candy cause they are going to build a massive 4 star wall this summer it that will be the final straw for this game to newbies coming into the game.
Also months ago if you got burned out you could step away from the game and not have to worry about the people who are in your bracket getting that much ahead of you, now if you step away from the game for a month or two your going to be screwed
Also i joined the steam side back on NOV 1 2014, i just got a tab 4 and go i might open up a tablet side and play on both, BOY was i wrong i played the tablet for maybe a week and been so crushed by other people teams i just wont play it on the tablet anymore. It would be very interesting to see their growth rate on this game and see how they will get newbies to come into this game how its stacked against them now