First I will say that I do appreciate the effort to communicate detailed information regarding special events. For the Lilly event, I believe, there was even a quick guide on what was needed to get the collectibles.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or have too much to think about, but I cannot for the life of me figure out these events sometimes. I literally wait until someone who has great reading comprehension skills or experience with Scopely events to tell others what it is they are supposed to do. If I try to sprint off on my own, I usually head off in the wrong direction.
For example, this roadathon event. The “race” and “speed” aspect of it was so emphasized, that I did just that. Totally missed that finishing the quickest is an asterisk. Wasted cans and time rushing through the event. It wasn’t until people started to finish the event, did one realize that finishing perfectly is what should have been emphasized.
My teammates and I were debating if the event actually went live or was changed last minute because the description didn’t match the gameplay. It said 25 stages, but it was regular SR. 25 stages x 5 levels. I kept going anyway because the titles said roadathon. But that just goes to show you how often things are wrong. You can’t make a good judgment call on if you’re misunderstanding what’s going on or if Scopely messed something up.
So here I am. Down like 20 cans AND ranked 51. I could have completed this as a normal SR event and would gotten the same rewards. That’s the killing part.