Yes, I do like Lake Kindred, but I'm waiting for the 'love' or 'ditch' defining point.
There are various aspects which make me a so-so player.
Battling Kins like Pokemon - with options for attacks, items, and flee.
Obtaining Kins the way a Pokemon would be obtained.
Being able to have more than three Kins in the party at one time.
Very fast recharge rate, compared to past events / games (Monster Galaxy.)
Item grants (Wither, Antidote, etc.) are not very beneficial... I had over 50 Refresh and 50 Magic Restore and a few others - and kept getting them from monster that kept poisoning my Kin every. two. seconds.
I'm always dead of poisoning before I can get another Antidote, and when I finally get an Antidote, it's from a Kin that uses Wither as an attack move.
Obtaining a specific Kin that you want is the hardest thing ever.
It's what prevented me from obtaining a Stagony - I ended up with 5 Willocroaks, 4 Oppososaurus, 3 Leafkit - never can obtain a Pixicroak, despite fighting many of them over and over again - and then fighting one Willocroak and getting a Willocroak egg in the process.
Currently now that I'm in the Zen Gardens, I've already gotten 3 Lanterns, and my Tanuki is only a level 8, so I'm not even near the end yet - and I'm wondering, how many more Lanterns will I get stuck with, while others are getting Somber Kokeshi eggs, and Kitsune eggs and such? gonk
Kin evolution seems like an eternity to me; I'm the type of person who plays a game for one second, ditches it out of boredom for a month, goes back again to play it in one week; so, leveling up to 17, and whatever, to get the end result, is like a silently-snuck-in stack of 500-page essays to me.
Paying to get Kins / Exclusive Kins / Facebook-only Kins. Basically, Gaia's Facebooking this game the same way Facebook excludes people who do not pay to play their own games; people can use bragging rights, but for those of us who like to collect sets as a hobby (I'm odd like that) then it's kind of like, 'oh well.'
About the Zen Garden itself, I'm actually enjoying the items I'm getting out of this event!
I've obtained 13 new items, such as a Jinxi's Charm and Inari Beads.
The RIGs aren't that great, but I guess freebies are great.
What about your thoughts? emotion_kirakira