BTW, I think that even with the nerf to the event, it's still worth running unless they also change the drop rates from the eggs. Like I said before, it came out to less than 2 million for 1 anti-destruct + 1 cover upgrade before the nerf, Even with a 25x increase after the nerf, it's only 50 million for 1 anti-destruct + 1 cover upgrade. If we assume 200 tries on average to go +8 to +9, then it comes out to 400 mill before the nerf and 10 bill after the nerf. 10 bill to get +8 to +9 is not that bad.
You must be speaking from a wealthy perspective. 10bil is not and should not be considered reasonable unless this amount of dz can be farmed in a reasonable amount of time which is clearly not the case.
Then your own comment is pure assumption too. The people you see still struggling to get +9 are prob ones who didn't milk the event. Either that or they chose not to bother with it. cause +8 was good enough for them.
As someone who got a ton of those items before they changed the event, I can tell you that you can get around 1 anti-destruct + 1 upgrade cover for less than 2 million on average. If it takes 200 tries to go +8 to +9, then that's a mere 400 mil, something most endgame players can easily afford. I myself have multiple stacks of anti-destructs left over, and I was just running the event to get bunny suits for my toons and wasn't trying to farm anti-destructs.
Like I said, if you're worried about them getting even more advantage, then you may as well never give out another upgrade event, or at least until after the next set of endgame gear comes out.
Amount of people who took advantage of the event is not linked to the number of people who have the gear maximized. This is not an assumption. And you should reconsider the credibility you are giving; I do not think "most endgame players can easily afford" 400m. It is possible, but not "easily."
Regarding your first comment, I'm not saying 10 bil is a small amount. I'm saying that the event is still worth doing compared to how much it would cost without the event . To get the equivalent amount of upgrade attempts without the event, it will cost you a lot more plus you may not be able to find enough items for sale on the marketplace. Therefore the nerfed event may still be worth doing if you want to +9 your gear.
Regarding your second comment, your assumption is that you see very few people with full +9 gear and assume everyone is still struggling to +9 their gear. My point is that the people you see still struggling to get +9 are prob ones who didn't milk the event. Those who milked the event pre-nerf already +9 their gear if they wanted to. Or perhaps they chose not to bother with it, cause +8 was good enough for them. I have the resources to +9 all my armor easily before the event was nerfed, but I didn't bother cause it's not important for me. It's not because I'm still struggling to +9 my gear. A +9 weapon is good enough for me.
Your whole point is that you're worried about people who farmed the event pre-nerf will be getting even more advantage if they had another upgrade event.
My point is that then you may as well never give out another upgrade event, or at least until after the next set of endgame gear comes out because people who farmed the event pre-nerf already +9 their gear if they so desired and they prob have a shit-load of items already stocked up for future gear sets.
I didn't even farm the event and only went for the bunny costume before the nerf and still ended up with stacks of these items left over. My estimate is that you'll get around 300 anti-destructs and 300 upgrade covers just from buying enough eggs for a bunny costume (pre-nerf). So if you bought costumes for 2 chars, then multiply the above numbers by 2, and so on.