Pathways was an interesting event for me, at the time from memory the best team I could cobble together was S 7, and my faction that I was in was pretty sad, so getting all the faction milestones was never an option, I did have illusion of getting Pieper for about a week before the penny dropped, and I realized that was not going to happen for me.
I did the Governor map successfully, and he has been a good acquisition for me, his burn cleanse has been a big help on Survival road walker stages, and he may see a Renascence, if burn towers are going to be a thing. I do remember being really annoyed at the Negan Map, because it said it was an S 7 level, so I felt that I should be able to complete it, I just didn’t have the right combination of toons to get through it ,and had to give it away 1/2 way through. So that sucked, and I didn’t even try the Alpha Map.
However by the end - I had so many trainers, Basils and Bennedicts it was amazing ! For me, all of sudden I got to complete a whole heap of half started, six star projects, that really pushed me forward -However! I always figured, and maintain to this day, that was a coding mistake, they were going to put in Burts and Brady’s, but someone hit the wrong button, and it became Basils and Benny’s instead, but all the players were so happy, that they did not dare to nerf it.
My conspiracy is this - and that is why they have not repeated pathways, because it was a mistake on their part, that made it awesome. If they released it now, as it had been intended too, the player community would have a fit, and rightly so, and demand to know where their Benny’s are? If they release it again in the same way, they will lose a mountain of revenue on trainer sales.
They run the Kendama challenge repeatedly and say that is what the players want, except I have never seen a thread that says “Hay Kendama was awesome! Lets do that again!”
But there are plenty of threads like this one that says - " Hay Pathways was freaken sweet, can we do that again?"