The reason devs decided to make 24-hour pet events is to help out people who aren’t in larger guilds or don’t get to play often enough to experience pets, right?
So why is the 2nd 24-hour rescue the pet that was given out for free on day 1?
Well, we know the answer. “It’s totally random”. Sure. Soulforge was also totally random at the start. It led to one of this forums’ longest, loudest complaint threads and eventually the devs completely changed how it worked.
So why, when they designed a new random, rotating event, did they learn nothing from the past?
Given that it’s 1-week and there are so many pets, I don’t think it’s vital that pet rescue do a “full cycle” like soulforge does. But if it can repeat, that’s going to anger and disappoint people.
Yes, eventually, you’ll want extra copies of a pet so you can ascend them. This is a special case: if we’re worried about players who maybe have only had 4 or 5 shots at a pet in the last 2 weeks, it would’ve been especially nice to tweak the game to avoid Snow Bunny. I do hope the event is set to at least not repeat a pet consecutively, that’d be frustrating too.
Players are human beings with feelings. I’d like to think the game has a little bit of compassion for the ones who can’t play hardcore. This event is not compassion: it’s again the fake $20 bill with an evangelistic message on the inside.
“Disappointed? YOU WOULDN’T BE if you were in a larger guild or could devote more hours to GoW! Maybe you should just quit. We’d really prefer players who actually play.”