Hey there Hoppereenos,
Bouncing by real quick with an update on the way it looks like this event will be broken down in regards to the Prizes in Issues 1, 2, and 3.
The date on the Issues says to collect the items before the event ends. Talking to EA and us digging into the details we can see even further, this is what we have come up with. Keep in mind, this is our theory as we see it written out. I am still in contact with EA on it.
Where the Prizes are concerned… you DO have all event to get the Prizes, but there is a catch (or so it looks like in there). It seems each issue REQUIRES you to collect all of the previous Issue items in order to move on. So you need to hit the 18,500 Carbon Rods BEFORE you can start collection on Issue 2 Prizes… and so on.
So, pace yourself out. What YOU earn will depend on what you collect and how fast you collect it. No worries, I am working on another Calendar that will give you an idea of what to earn daily for EACH of the 3 Issues to obtain the prizes before the end date. Hope this helps to clear up some confusion.
How are you doing on your Carbon Rods? How many do you have so far? Finding the collection going quickly? Does this make more sense now? Let us know.