I finished the Event a few days ago but didn't get a chance to leave my thoughts yet, so I'll try to do so quickly since there's not much to say.
Once again, the Event is based on a story with seemingly random dialogue choices determining whether or not you get the Illustrations, and all Illustrations being needed to get the Legendary Companion. It seems BeeHOOV did not learn their lesson from Halloween because this system is still garbage. There is almost no chance of anyone just so happening to guess all of the answers correctly. Meaning that damn near no one will ever even have a chance at getting the Companion without paying. I am certain they are keeping this system in place because they want people to spend money on coins to unlock the Illustrations.
Alchemy Events were probably incentives to get people into buying Maana, but little do the devs know, no one is going to buy Maana just to complete an Event since most players have a lot of Maana saved up for Events. Therefore, they decided to make this new system where Illustrations are worth coins, rather than Maana, so we would be forced to buy coins and they could still get in our pockets.
Thankfully, this Event had no Nevra Illustration, so I honestly could not have cared less about them. Ironically, I got twoo this time. I followed a guide for almost all my answer choices, diverting from a couple just to see if it affected anything. It did, but the answers still overall seem to be random from person to person. Again, I'm sure Beemoov's greedy behinds are doing this on purpose just to screw us and guide makers over.
Didn't care about any of them and I only got two by sheer luck. Again, no one likes this system of getting Illustrations at random. It's not fun to sit through 8 days of an Event and just get told "Devs said no" at the end with nothing to indicate this beforehand that you will get nothing. If I don't want an Illustration, I should decide that I'm not going to go for it, not for the Devs to make that decision for me.
As with Halloween, everything can be found everywhere and it's still garbage. My closet is getting filled with literal junk that I will never use and probably have to sell when I could have avoided it entirely if the items were in set locations. It is not fun just throwing my Companion around praying for it to find something I actually want when it has an equal chance for it to find something I'll just end up selling. I fail to understand why Beemoov thought this was a good idea, but thanks, I still hate it.
They were cute, but neither were "must-haves". I found the Exploration Companion but I obviously missed the other one because I'm not paying for that last Illustration no matter how much I may have actually wanted it. Beemoov is just getting desperate with how much they want to milk cash from us.
For once, I liked the P2W outfit more than either of the F2P ones. Still not paying for it. I mean, the way Beemoov are doing things, it'll probably be found for free on the map next year anyway, so there's no reason to bother as it is. But as a whole, I didn't care much for the free outfits. The Exploration one was better, IMO, but neither were my cup of tea.
Just another unenjoyable event. I more or less just played to get it done. I wasn't even that invested in the story. Just clicked through until I had to give a dialogue choice. The dialogue is usually the first thing I do when I wake up but this time I just forced myself to get it done before reset. That's how much I just didn't care this time because I know it's all up to chance anyway. I'm not holding my breath for the next Event to be any better.