- I skipped both of those events because I calculated the grind times when they both started, deemed them impossible, and just did crowns. Did not bother re-checking after they patched it. I kind of regret missing the Drakk skin and the two elite festives (the two yellows, as it turns out, are meta defining). However, it firmly entrenched my decision to quit after winterfest, since I am forever lacking those two yellows for Zen.
I wouldn’t worry about missing the runes.
1-they are very likely to be available again during winterfest. Their typical MO is to give multiple chances on those. How many purple and green energy runes do you have? How many UH? How many tank? Anyone missing them the first time around got lots more chances.
2-I wouldn’t call them meta defining. They give you slightly faster/easier wins. But if you were already serious about pvp, you were winning 95%+ quickly and easily anyway. Without the festives, you’ll do just as well as you used to since they don’t change defenses at all. Plus, we know a new hero is about to come out, and who knows what that will change. The “meta” is never the same for long, and the needed runes are never the same for long.