Been that way longer then I've been playing (Sept. 2012). Where the hell have you been?
And the point of a 30 minute cooldown on episode replays might be to prevent players from constantly farming certain rewards.
if they really try they might have to farm 2 certain rewards at a time.
or farm stf's as they farm cirtain rewards.
If you like the RPG trinity, then you hate MMOs, you hate working, competitive fair PvP, you hate balanced engaging solo content,
and, you hate PvE "adventure zones". because the trinity is incompatible with any of these.