I think that the fact that this event came out soooo soon after the herds fiasco shows that they already had it programmed, so indeed had no time to actually re-program it. I would have just scrapped it completely with all the negative feedback from herds, but I am sure they had to have something to show for the hours they spent on the masquerade, so couldn't dump it. I personally am choosing not to participate in this event here on beta, but 'may' do it on live, depending upon how much mana it gives me in woodelves. We'll see. I doubt if it is going to be worth it in reality, so will probably just skip it there as well. We will indeed see if they are listening when the NEXT event(s) come out. Who knows, stranger things have happened.