So! This event.
Let me start by saying that Halloween and Christmas are my favorite events... Because of the exploration map. I like the fact the maps are so generous and you can just spam one place if you're interested in a specific item.
What was the exact point of dezoning the items? Or are the drop rates different between the zones? I'm guessing so because I'm finding more "big" items like dresses or pants in the 15 energy zones...
It doesn't make sense.
I was also surprised with the low drop... My companion had 170 energy points and a luck of 369 and yet I can be sure that for at least 5 explorations, he will not bring me back anything. That's a fricking lengendary/event companion???
Why do I only get either the new outfit or earrings or belts????
Since the beginning of exploration, I only got 3 dresses, 3 tops, 1 pants. Where are the big items??
The fact that the items for the previous years aren't anymore in the exploration is a bit sad in my opinion, because this was a nice gift for players, to be able to get lots of items... At least make them available in the shop? I was looking forward to the feral nomad outfit but I can't even spend my manaas for it in the shop??
For the stained glass outfit... I feel a bit iffy about it. I do think that it's quite unfair to make it drop in the map only one year after it was sold for gold coins.
I don't even want to fight for the companions, yes the previous year's ones are here, and yet I've never found one bait for them and 450 manaas is like half of my current manaas to buy in the shop, for no guarantee it will work. No thanks.
The companion we have to actually find dropped early for me, like the 3rd day? Since then I haven't found either him or his bait ever again. Ok.
In conclusion, I am disappointed by this new map you made. I feel like I haven't found anything in it and it just felt like wasting time since it was just poor in items compared to the previous year.
THE MINI STORY
Having a mini story to find the illustration piece is a good idea.
I wasn't really into the story but, hey, thinking our answers could have an impact on our illustrations was fun AT FIRST.
More on that later.
While the story was midly interesting, even though I'm still flabbergasted Miko could have been kidnapped under Valkyon's nose, I could help but getting really out of it when Cornelia appeared. Never mind the fact she looks like she came out of My Bimbo (seriously, the headpiece with the flower the makeup??? I'm pretty sure you can have that whole outfit in this game), the way she was, well not drawn, but the way of shading was just so contrasting??? Idk, it felt like someone working on an entirely different game did this art while looking at pic of the game to have an idea of the style?
Now the big subject. The illustrations.
1) why are they random. Why. I'm pretty sure we all followed the solution that dropped pretty early in the event and the fact that we're not having the same or even the same amount of illustrations is just...
I'M sorry but I believe this is you just disrespecting the players. You say the illustrations depends on our answers. BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THE AMOUNT OF ANSWERS WE HAD TO GIVE?? I HIGHLY doubt you made all of them count during the final tally. And even so, most of us answered the same answers we found AND DIDN'T GET THE SAME RESULT AT ALL. what even???
2) 150 GOLD COINS FOR ONE (1) ILLUSTRATION. Are you kidding me????????? Once again this event, that is supposed to be a bonus, has become a pay to finish event. Once again, I can't get to the bonus companion. It's been a year officially since I started this account, and my only legendary/event companion is the dragon blob one.
Never mind we didn't get the answers correctly. At least give us a way to try again the days we missed by paying manaa???
You are purposely making this event impossible to finish just so we get frustrated and pay, and this tactic is just getting very old and making us only frustrated and not paying.
Because paying doesn't seem to satisfy you anyway.
CONCLUSION OF THIS EVENT
Rip, Halloween event, you will be dearly missed by me.
I'm also officially giving up trying to get legendary event companion because apparently those are only available for gold coins.
(you really forgot you're running a freemium game where paying is only supposed to help you advance faster in the game, and not pay for entire parts of the game smh)