Just a metion, perhaps not really on target for the OP but... I have two cities one in VF and one in IA. So far I have had no problems with this event in either Era and is only marginally behind in IA. I have already gotten a level 7 mill in both Eras and got it on the same day. But yea IA is not BA. Perhaps it is worth to remember that FoE is a long term game experience and so everybody that joined in the middle of this Event or whom were just around the BA will have a better Event next time. Events are coming up all year round with only a few real breaks, so there will be plenty to win and to prepare for.