Seriously, we have 3 PVP events a week with amazing rewards. Just from participating in those you get anywhere from 40 fragments up to a few hundred depending on where you place… per event. Meanwhile the main PVE event (bounties) barely even gives you 200 fragments total unless you are the top 50 alliance. That’s a 3 day long event that comes every other week roughly.
In the time it takes you to get 400 fragments from PVE bounties in a month you will have 3x that many from PVP events. Sure there is also the solo events like the recent Maven one where you get a few hundred frags for a specific hero, but those come once a month and only last a week or less.
In addition to the huge amount of frags you get from PVP events, you also get even more from PVP gems. You can get roughly 100 or more fragments per day from playing PVP and using gems, while the most you can get from Gauntlet is 30-40 IF you are VIP 10 and reset. Hard missions would give more, but you also have to balance using stamina with collecting gear so I don’t see this as a huge source of fragments. In addition you also get more fragments in PVP crates, AND crates are the only reliable source for gold outside paying real cash for it (or getting a whopping 35 gold from daily quests)
Of course all of this would be fine, but PVP is completely and utterly broken right now. Between the min/maxing going on, the pay to win flavor of the month characters (Panzer and Ifrit), and the rest of the 50 or so heroes being useless, it makes PVP a joke. This isn’t even mentioning all the random ability effects that can make you win/lose a match, or the AI going stupid mode. PVE is actually much better in this regard as a number of heroes who suck in PVP, are actually good in PVP (Hivemind, Maven, Clyde, etc.).
So with all that in mind, why is so much emphasis on PVP?