Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s Lottie’s Gothic Rose Festival debuted earlier this month, following shortly after Rover’s Garden Safari left many fans frustrated with its high difficult spike. But this time around, Pocket Camp fans agree that Lottie’s garden event hits the perfect balance between easy and difficult.
Previously, Rover’s Garden Safari was praised for its butterfly-collecting minigame, until players found the event’s second half extremely frustrating due to its low butterfly catch rate. But now that Lottie’s Gothic Rose Festival is on to its second week, players are largely reporting that the event is a massive improvement compared to Rover’s.
For many, it’s also a sign that Nintendo listened to fans’ original complaints about Rover’s Garden Safari’s difficulty. These fans hope Nintendo has fixed Rover’s Garden Safari’s balancing issues, paving the way forward for enjoyable and relaxing Pocket Camp events.
“I’m literally 3 bats away with the diamond ones from being completely done and it’s still the first day of the second half,” another user said. “They fixed this event 100%.”
That said, some users still believe there’s room for improvement. One Redditor argued that Nintendo may use Lottie’s event as an opportunity to ramp up the difficulty. Another user, this time a parent, pointed out that event “can be very different for different players.” In that player’s case, the user’s daughter had a relatively difficult time capturing bats due to a low catch rate.
“[My daughter’s] catch rate is horrible compared to mine–like 2 out of 20! (I have been sharing bats with her.),” that player wrote on r/ACPocketCamp. “Yes, she will easily finish, especially with me giving her bats, but the experience can be very different for different players.”
In the meantime, Lottie’s Gothic Rose Festival lasts until Feb. 9 at 9:59pm PT. If you haven’t already, check out our guide to collecting the event’s various new items before they’re no longer available.