The acting Venture Captain over the area I am in has announced that Eyes of the Ten is probably going to be retired soon.
Is this true? I hope it isn't because we have two groups ready to play it but are waiting for life events to make it so they have time to play it. One group is waiting for someone heavily involved in a major service activity that takes up over seventy hours a week for one more year. Another group has been waiting on someone that just had a baby and he is not participating in PFS at all so he can help his wife not feel as stressed during the difficulty of raising a newborn.
Why would it need to be retired? How would retiring it benefit Pathfinder Society. Every person I have talked to that has played it has said it is a really good arc that everyone needs to experience without spoilers.
Are newer players not allowed to participate in this story arc in PFS? Sure we could just "play it outside of PFS" but I have players that don't want to finish Emerald Spire outside of PFS even though getting through all of emerald spire doesn't help a single other character of theirs in PFS and puts you well into retirement. We are currently leveling up another replacement for someone who has stepped down so we can continue in the levels where there is no Pregen the GM could play to make a table of 3 legal for PFS.
When we've had people complain about there not being enough scenarios to play, why do we need to reduce the number of scenarios available to play? Especially ones that are held in such a high esteem as these?