I am sure other people may have mentioned this before, but why not have a pack of different explorer/hero skins?
Maybe even one for each civ?
I’m sure many people have missed their chance to get them through the event challenges. (Me included!)
Also I don’t want to spend ages going through random challenges against the AI with lots of starting resources just to get the reward. It’s a bit of a waste of time. I get that some people don’t mind and like getting something for free for a bit of work, so I’m not saying for some people it won’t be good, so don’t get rid of the challenges.
But give people the option to get it quicker and after these events.
Come on Devs, take my money and give me customizable explorer skins!