Wow Roeland I have never heard you so upset & rightly so!!!!
If I was you I would be feeling absolutely livid too!!!!
Sounds like Pixel needs to be more transparent with everyone......especially dedicated players like yourself who invest a tremendous amount of work, energy, time, effort & expertise to provide information to other players via Wiki, maps, videos, guides, strategies, etc.
I believe that Pixel should have provided either yourself or all players with all the percentages of chance so that information could of been made publicly available (on Wiki) & was completely transparent so that all players could make informed decisions on whether to spend their hard earned gems on this Chilli Out Event or not.
I also think that once you have spent 30 gems to put the Chilli Sauce back into the Sack....then that bottle of Chilli Sauce should either be completely removed from that cooking round (preferred).....or at least removed for a guaranteed number of spots on the Cooking Grid.
I also find it ridiculously exorbitant that each time you put a Chilli Sauce back into the Sack in the same cooking round that the cost increases by 30 gems each time.....1st time costs 30 gems....2nd time costs 60 gems....3rd time costs 90 gems....4th time costs 120 gems....so on so forth....with no guarantee that after you have paid the gems that a Chilli Sauce won't come straight back out on the next move.....it should be flat rate of 30 gems everytime...not increasingly more gems each time.
This Chilli Out Event is quintessentially a gambling game with mediocre rewards that are virtually unattainable/unachievable unless you invest a lot of gems into it.
Reality is that players could spend their gems on other more conducive items.
For example....in my own personal opinion....for players in Egypt, Scandinavia, China & at the beginning of Atlantis....on the proviso that they have reached game level 70....if the player purchased Diggys 4th Birthday for 500 gems.....they can acquire the camp equipment pieces of Birthday Panda for 2,000 gems which is regeneration of 235 per slot value....Birthday Beaver for 2,000 gems which is capacity of 1,750 per slot value.
And as this is purely a game of chance & gambling.... every player is going to have a vastly different result.
So really the only substantial & pertinent information that absolutely needs to be provided on Wiki is what are the percentages of chance given to....firstly on each item on the Ingredient Spinner.....secondly on the Ingredients & Chilli Sauce on the Cooking Grid.
The only other really relevant information to be provided on the Wiki pages is....the increasing costs of gems required to put Chilli Sauce back into the Sack (without any guarantees).....also how many gems it would cost to get all ingredients out as quickly as possible.
This is also cemented by the fact that numerous players have multiple accounts.....those players will have vastly different results on each account.