As we saw during the advisor event, the dungeon digging was reduced to the 1 day limit.
Could this be done for the blacksmith event (and meltdown madness / community events) too - reduce all current in progress forges to the 12hr cooldown?
I imagine this would reduce the need for most people on the forums trying to find out what event - if any - is on so no need to hold back forges / trying to guess what event is on.
It would also make it easier for flare, so you do not need to worry about announcing events in advance / on time, no need to let players know there will be no event.
It would make the events more enjoyable and can be kept a surprise…
rather than a weekly source of frustration for many who are waiting for the event announcement (or announce no event).