I played in a Living Forgotten Realms event at a small convention today. Let's just say that I was not impressed.
Why we bothered to name our characters I will never know. We did 2 skill challenges which were adequate at best. We had 3 encounters which were disappointing to say the least. I spent hours smoothing and worrying over my character, what a waste of time. I had a total of 11 turns in 3 encounters. Basically we were on a small boat assaulting a larger ship. Before I could climb out of the boat the fight was over. The PC's, whose names I never did learn (I think one of them was Old Pete) were so geeked up, that each fight only lasted 2 to 3 rounds. I actually felt like I was playing a different game. Now, the players and DM themselves were extremely nice, and there were some funny moments. But over all I was extremely disappointed. It was not fun at all. I wish they would have just handed out the loot and XP and dispensed with the fake D&D.