Starting on Monday, December 3rd, North America will be enjoying a 10-stone Seasonal Godfest. This special Godfest will last for 1 week and be broken up into two parts with each part featuring a different line up.
Furthermore, all rolls will come out at 7-stars (evolved and Awoken if possible), +297, max Level, and max Awoken. This is akin to the previous Voice Godfest in that each roll will cost 10 Stones so it would not be a far stretch to assume that the rolling rates should be similar (around 33% chance for any GFE/Seasonal card).
If that is the case, this would be a wonderful event as these rates would be hard to beat; however, the actual roster this time around feels less potent simply because the Seasonal cards featured do not come from 10-Stone machines with several of the Seasonal cards having lower value. Of course, the inclusion of Beach Barbara & Julie will be tempting for players who missed her the first time around.
North America has just received another 100 Magic Stones plus 52 from the special Anniversary Quests along with various log-in bonuses. As such, players are most likely saturated with Magic Stones and are hungry to spend them.
In terms of other high-value events on the near horizon, the Player’s Choice Godfest (PCGF) should be happening soon. Historically speaking, PCGF has been an underwhelming affair simply because the rates were abysmal for GFE. With that being said, the most recent PCGF occurred prior to disclosed rolling rates and GungHo has improved the chances for these types of events. Furthermore, it is quite likely that the NA PCGF will debut the new 7-star GFE who come with Orb Skins (cosmetic changes to orbs) and will probably mirror the rates of the JP debut Godfest.
Taking all of this into consideration, it is hard to say which event is better to roll in: Seasonal Godfest or PCGF and we will not know the rolling rates of either until they go live along with the PCGF roster.
As such, the decision of whether or not to roll comes down to your individual Monster Box needs but generally speaking, high value Godfests are used to acquire as many GFE as possible. From there, the GFE are used as trade fodder for seasonal/collab events such as the Full Metal Alchemist (Edward ) which overlaps with Seasonal Godfest.
One last point to consider is that there is nothing on the horizon in terms of high value event after PCGF as NA is 2-3 months behind JP and no other major event has been announced.
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The Seasonal Godfest is split into two parts with a different set of cards being featured but no information on Highlights or rolling rates has been disclosed. Generally speaking, Highlighted cards have a higher chance of being rolled compared to non-Highlighted cards of the same rarity: GFE or Pantheon.
Based on the previous Voice Godfest line up, there was an astounding 33% chance of rolling any 6/7* GFE or 7* Heroine card. Even when factoring in the 10-stone cost, these are pretty fantastic rates overall as a regular Godfest has a 10-11% chance of a GFE for 5 Magic Stones.
Of course, there is no guarantee that the Seasonal Godfest will mirror those rates but it would be surprising if it was significantly less.
GungHo NA has released a partial Monster Line Up and has stressed that these are not Highlighted Monsters and we will have to check in game to see the Highlights and rolling rates.
The following are the Partial Monster Line Ups released by GHNA and it would not be a far stretch to assume that the rest of the line up will be filled with 5-star Pantheon filler.
Official GHNA post can be found HERE.
Part 1 Partial Line Up (No disclosed rates yet)
Part 2 Partial Line Up (No disclosed rates yet)
Looking at the Partial Line Up, Part 1’s main appeal will be Beach Barbara & Julie along with Ryune , Ameno , and Yog providing some additional zest. Unfortunately, Neys are inferior to Cottons while the other non-repeated cards having less value overall.
By comparison, Day 2 features Wedding Rushana and Beach Yog for noteworthy Seasonals along with the Cottons, Dark Metatron , Fujin , and the new Mega Awoken Sherias Roots and Baldin . With this in mind, if a player is missing every featured card, Day 2 feels significantly stronger as it offers a wide variety of powerful subs, inherits, and leaders. Of course, this is a subjective opinion and your own Monster Box and individual needs will dictate what is best for you.
One thing to keep in mind is that this event lasts for a week with Part 2 occurring at the end. This means it is possible to wait until the last day to see if PCGF is announced/revealed or any other noteworthy event.
To roll or not to roll
As of Sunday (the day before Part 1 begins), I am skeptical mostly because we do not know the full roster or rolling rates of this event. Even if the rolling rates mirror the Voice Godfest, I feel that waiting until PCGF will be more advantageous simply because it should be featuring more ideal cards including Pantheons such as Izanagi and I&I .
With that being said, if your goal is to acquire Edward from the overlapping Full Metal Alchemist (FMA) Collab, acquiring Trade Fodder from the Seasonal Godfest would most likely be a more efficient use of your Magic Stones as it is doubtful PCGF will also overlap with FMA.
Rolling in any Rare Egg Machine will always be a gamble and it is possible to end up on the wrong end of the bell curve but we still need to roll in order to progress in the game.
In my opinion, the best way to “catch up” to Powercreep is to save up Magic Stones and then roll heavily in a high value event in order to acquire as many meta cards as possible. Once done, one can begin hoarding Stones again until the next “big thing” is released and hopefully catch up again. With this in mind, the Seasonal Godfest and PCGF could be a great way to do so.
The 10-Stone Seasonal Godfest has the potential to be a strong event if the rolling rates mirror those of the previous Voice Godfest. As a whole Part 2 feels stronger simply because it features more valuable cards but as stated above, these are not Highlights and is only a Partial roster.
Upon going live on Monday, the rolling rates and full roster will be revealed which should give players a better indication of what to expect and whether or not they should spend their Magic Stones
Let me know what you plan on doing for this event in the comments below.
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