Ok, so you are forced to PVP in order to do this, and can only do this event if you are 45+. Nice way to alienate half the people playing.
I hate PVP. People will just exploit it and gang up on people in groups to further ruin it. Completely ruining their chance to get anything done. I only enjoy playing WITH others, not against others, or alone.
Way to go Bioware.
My anticipation for this just died. Pretty much everything they do now just turns me off.
To the contrary, it looks like you can get everything you need from just the PVE quests. They list all rewards as being obtained through reputation, except for the weapons. And the weapons are listed as being obtained through missions and killing the ops boss.
But actually knowing what you're talking about is never necessary for complaining.
This sounds like a really great event. I love that it will be coming back, so that even those who can't attend this time can get another chance. It also gives another chance if you can't manage to get everything on this go-around.