How do you feel about the IkeRev story events? And the early clear bonuses for the collection and story events?
Early Clears are how they have always been in CYBIRD games, they are there for people who are willing to spend money to get them.
Story events in whole on the other hand…
Until this point, CYBIRD’s story events were able to be completed by 100% free players with enough strategy and smart picking of event mates. With the new way events are done in IkeRev, that is not possible anymore. It’s at a point where, if you are 100% free, you are going to have to pick and choose which events you will try to complete. Save up your items for these events…
And then it hit me. This took two story events for me to realize WHY exactly they changed the way story events worked. What is something that 100% free players have complained about in CYBIRD games that they have changed in IkeRev?
They give out free premium currency.
So, not only are they giving out stamina items, but if you strategize the way you use your free stones, you could also manage to buy sets with those stones to help you complete your events.
As someone who has no problem spending money in games that I like, I know that even I am going to have to change the way that I play.
1. There isn’t an opening or closing fever anymore. So, since mates just give you a small Love Points boost, hold off starting the event until there is a fever. That way when you start, you can use stamina items to their full potential.
2. You are going to have to decide which events you want to Full Clear and which events you would be okay with reading 1-2 premium ends. I do this in a lot of other games now. I play so many games, I just can’t really read a full event every game anymore. So, I pick out a favorite or two and then make sure to read their highest end and, if they have an After End/Episode, I will buy that and call the event done.
3. Buy TEA & CAKE SETS ONLY during fevers. These are the items you need to be buying more than anything for story events. For collection events, you want ticket sets only and then use those tickets during a story fever to get the most points out of them.
4. If you won’t be able to EC in IkeRev, hold off reading the story until you have around 7500 LP. That way you can get one ending out of the way in one go and feel more accomplished.
I keep reminding myself that not FC-ing an event is not something I need to get super upset about. If I focus on the characters I like the most, then finishing those I don’t care about doesn’t matter.