Reading this blog applies x12 XP buff.
I just DO NOT GET THIS. This is the same company that is making the game F2P to capture the casual market but is making this event damn difficult for a casual player. Only a week? And by gating it, they are effectively shutting out people who can't get online every day or who won't be around during the weekend. Very annoying. I don't have a prayer of finishing this event.
I totally agree. The gate takes 3 days; this type of decision totally baffles me.