@Joel @DB_Stanley @xtmn8r
Several people have already asked this question in other forum posts. However, it does not look like anyone from the DB team has replied.
Previous calendar events allowed players to open each of the 14 calendar doors twice - once in order of release (e.g, Door 1, then Door 2, etc.) and then in any order (Door 14, then Door 2, then Door 10, etc.). Will players be able to do the same thing during the current Winterfest as well? Also, since this event has 28 doors in all (14 standard doors and 14 Jingle Pass doors), please be explicit about exactly which type of door you are referring to. In other words, do not say something ambiguous like, "players will have the opportunity to open 28 doors during Winterfest".
Please respond as soon as possible. Many players - like myself - start with bronze and silver keys for the first opening of the doors and then go back and use silver and gold keys during our second openings to get what we really want. We would be very upset (putting it mildly) If we went through the 14 doors once only to find that we cannot open each of them a second time - essentially missing the opportunity to use our gold keys.
Normally, I would just assume that the DB team would warn us ahead of time if there was such a major change to an event - and therefore come to the conclusion that no announcement means no change. Sadly, I can no longer put my trust in the DB team to do the right thing. As many players have noted in the forum, there have been far too many changes that significantly disadvantage the players (e.g., massive nerfs on event payouts, reduction of mail history from 60 to 7 days, and rotating the best items in/out of the event shop instead of leaving the entire shop offerings from the beginning of the event until 24 hours after the event has ended - to name just a few). Most of the significant game play changes were NOT announced ahead of time to allow players to prepare.
Thank you in advance for clarifying this issue.