RetroFest for players Level 40 and above = 6560 points/hearts total = 30 stickers for 3 different pets
Previous Tradefest achieved 3280 points/hearts win a Pet, no stickers, but a pet.
My spreadsheet shows 3920 as the old Tradefest heart total thru Tier 7.
Under the new program, you would have previously been required to complete Tradefest and 9 bonus tiers (500 points each) to reach the same number of points/hearts to complete the new CHALLENGE FEST!
But wait, that's not all. Remember, this is just to complete the new Tradefest, you therefore miss out on the bonus tier Pet Stickers you previously would have collected. This roughly translates to your rewards for participating are about 70% of what you previous were awarded.
Yes we have to do the equivalent of the old tier 7 plus almost 9 bonus tiers to get the pet plus the 1 or 3 stickers before Tier 10. Under previous Tradefests, we likely would have gotten at least that many stickers in those first 9 bonus tiers. In January & February Tradefests, we did also get stickers before Tier 7, so this is a lot fewer compared to those two.
I just don't understand the point of this change. It is certainly more work, longer and more tedious, and, to me, that adds up to less fun. I have long wondered if less fun was the true hidden objective of these devs sometimes.