Monthly Event schedule are desperately needed to allow your players to actually participate in said events. This offensive effect is a prime example. Most spells and troops are several days long and will pass by a lot of players just because they were already upgrading something or started a new upgrade today or the day before. This is not a new issue and has been going on ever since the special events started. I understand you guys (flare games) like these short unannounced (1 day ahead of an event is not enough) events because it forces players to gem to speed things up and participate in the events, but players satisfaction with the game will lead you to more players and better reviews of the game which in turn once again gives you more players and better rankings in the app stores etc. Overall it will be a win win situation for everyone involved I believe. If you cannot or will not do a monthly schedule at least give us 7 days notice when events will be and or longer event durations so players in the process of upgrading things can take part in the events.