The defend event in the Chantry of Secrets and the branded raid event by the SE heart both interfere with doing the heart.
Yes, doing the defend event progresses the heart but I cannot do the matchmaker thing with the NPCs which is honestly faster. I never see the branded leave that tunnel unless someone drags them out there or one of the rifle turrets does that. That event also appears to fail most of the time and occurs very frequently (like every 10 min).
I don’t see why I can’t interact with the SE heart NPC during the branded raid event. The branded don’t even go anywhere near them.
Is this necessary? It’s being a minor annoyance when farming the hearts on all of my characters as I usually end up having to abandon the heart and come back when the event succeeds/fails.