For our EU players we decided to add the alternative to Lusca Awakening to receive a Cold Nui's Charm's Shard.
With the next server restart the opportunity to receive this shard will be added to the battleship arena quest "New Horizons". Complete this quest and receive Cold Nui's Charm's Shard in addition to the main quest reward.
Which part of the event is terrible? Having to fight disconnects and people throwing Maelstrom or staying up to 2+AM for luscas? I've been informed the Maelstrom quest is perfect and it is a fantastic idea to link a time based event quest to an arena quest.