Quick non-polling questions here, but who else is taking advantage of the new PvE snowball fights to further their surviving careers? Or at least, raise their newest little ones to stand a more fighting chance?
While it is true that the Rift Warden quests carry the burden of a death = no more survivor, the odds are definitely in your favour - level 20 stats, fixed damage... Don't get stupid and cocky, and there's a multitude of XP for your little ones. Level 20s have a bit more of a struggle, since they only recieve the inconsequential 16xp per kill, however, for one example, my little level 13 elementalist recieves 136xp per kill at this level, and throw in the 1k xp per quest completion, it makes for some fun days.
I'm unaware of whether the Rift Warden shows up in Ascalon City, but if you were planning to create a couple of Survivors from Elona, I'd recommend fast-tracking it while this opportunity lasts! As thrilling as the usual methods are (note: sarcasm) who doesn't love the opportunity to have festive fun, superb drops (for both keeping AND selling on) to propel themselves towards that lovely, wanted title!
Happy Wintersday would-be-survivors!
Note: As far as I'm aware, xp is not gained from Dwayna Vs Grenth PvP battles, though all that free, easy to get Faction is quite a lovely reward in itself.