No, I don’t think that’s right. Many people were complaining about bugs and exploitation, and up to day 3 it was okay for me (well, except for the problematic quest level 5), but on day 5, I restarted and played quest level 1 and 2 things happened; I got rewarded 13 points instead of 6 and the level indication was pointing towards the 3rd quest level instead of the 2nd. I had to stop playing on the event for the day, tried to conduct support (made a post here), and go about my business on other things on the game. On the last day, when I could afford a new restart, with the event close to being over (2h left) and having received no reply from any moderator at the time, I chose to try my luck with the restart. And the first 3 quest levels went fine, though their trust points added to the incorrect 103 of the previous day. And on level 4… it crashed. Like, there was a bug that made me fight the level 5 dragons and lose, then point for me to repeat level 4… It was completely insane and gave me lots of confusion. And I had to let the event go at that point. Also, my trust points are still incorrect despite having sent a full report on the whole thing to the ludia team via email, with username and support key and version of the game and all.
Now, as for the other things you say, I think you are absolutely right… And I like your analogy to explain the double disadvantage. I have been there, seen how it is.
(** You mean series of quests, right? I seem to recall that the RandomScale event - the hard special had two parts of 5… I am not exactly sure though.)
And, ah, for that part, no, I hadn’t understood what you spoke of, well, what you implied of, at all. You see, I didn’t know there was even a revival feature, never bothered to even try to stay on after a really unbeatable fight. No, I would try levelling up my team, or exchange from one battle to another and see if I could do anything. If I would still lose a terrible loss, I would just accept the loss and go on to do other stuff. Thanks for the clarification though.
Personally I only just need 2 star scales at the moment, but I also have an issue with finding a twin with the dragon I want to train to 3rd star. The dragon that has a 4 star potential.
I will also need 3 stars for my 3-star dragons sometime in the future, but as it is, I collect what’s in my power to gather.