There's no gettin' off this train we on 'till we reach the end of the line.
An exploration event is a type of event in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. They are characterized by having an area map the player must explore in order to obtain rewards. Generally they do not feature collection points like those explorations found in the main scenario.
Unlike the other event types, exploration events are rather varied as to which their goals are, according to the sub-type they belong (though they aren't categorized in the game).
The first sub-type consists in exploring a map with several stages of difficulty, unlocking new areas of the map in each stage and having stronger enemies. After clearing a stage, the players are rewarded with a crafting recipe and their materials must obtained by repeatedly exploring the dungeon. To this sub-type belong the events Lands of Plenty, Demons Unleashed, Macalania Woods.
The second sub-type also involves unlocking new areas of a map by doing the different stages, but these are strictly based on events from previous Final Fantasy games, which Rain's party experience themselves in realistic visions. Such events are The Giant of Babel, The Crystal Tower, The Big Bridge and The Dreadnought.
The third sub-type consists of explorations wherein Rain's party unveiled memories relating to characters in the main scenario, expanding upon their stories. The player would guide Rain up to certain points in the map which triggered a cutscene, and with each difficulty, a new part of the area map (with new cutscenes) would be unlocked. There were three of these (Memories from the Aquapolis, Shadow of the Empire and The Empire of Light and Dark), but they were discontinued as their 'duty' of exploring side stories was taken over by story events.
The four sub-type is a single area map which must be cleared every day during the event period, as the dungeon missions change each day and give new rewards. This non-standard events are mostly Global-exclusive. To this category belong Lunar New Year, Festival of Love and Sun, Sand, and Sea (the latter two also have recipes like the first sub-type).
Finally, the most common and fifth sub-type are those explorations related to King Mog's series events, which appear during te second week of such events and come in two difficulties: Easy and Hard. These are area maps recreating certain locations from other Final Fantasy games (the sole exception being Latius Woods - Past). One mission always gives 10,000 units of the event currency if the player can fulfill it. These explorations open and end with a small cutscene involving Lasswell's party, reflecting on the events they witness. The dungeon boss is often a challenging one, for beginners at least.
List of exploration events Edit
|Lands of Plenty||FFBE||Revisit the Dalnakya Cavern once more to craft a powerful legendary blade.||January 15–19, 2016||September 18–22, 2016|
June 20–24, 2016Rerun
September 18–22, 2016 Rerun
|Expedition - Into the Abyss||FFBE||Revisit the Earth Shrine to fight powerful monsters and craft powerful abilities.||January 21 - February 4, 2016||August 19 - September 2, 2016|
|The Giant of Babel||FFIV||In a giant mechanical being, defeat the four Archfiends and their master.||March 18 - April 1, 2016||October 14–28, 2016|
June 5–15, 2017 Rerun
|The Crystal Tower||FFIII||Explore the Crystal Tower and face the dark wizard, Xande.||April 7–21, 2016||November 4–17, 2016|
May 22–31, 2017 Rerun
|The Big Bridge||FFV||Cross an iconic giant bridge and be challenged by a strange swordsman.||May 1–15, 2016||November 25 - December 9, 2016|
June 19–29, 2017 Rerun
|Memories from the Aquapolis||FFBE||See the memories from the Olderion chapter, guided by a mysterious woman.||May 20 - June 3, 2016||January 6 - February 2, 2017*Extended by 1 week|
July 14–27, 2017 Rerun
|Lunar New Year||FFBE||In the town of Lunar an annual celebration is held, but this year's has been interrupted by beasts.||-||January 27 - February 2, 2017|
|Trials of Love||FFBE||Explore a cavern and defeat the monsters that live within to reclaim lovely rewards.||-||February 10–16, 2017|
|The Dreadnought||FFII||Assist the Wild Rose Rebellion in destroying the ultimate warship of an evil empire.||June 10–24, 2016||February 17 - March 2, 2017|
August 7–16, 2017 Rerun
|Shadow of the Empire||FFBE||July 15–29, 2016||May 5–18, 2017|
September 22 - October 1, 2017 Rerun
|The Empire of Light and Dark||FFBE||The empire's darkest hour: witness the last stand of the "Shield of the Empire".||August 1–14, 2016||May 26 - June 8, 2017|
|Macalania Woods||FFX||Catch butterflies in Macalania Woods for crafting while fighting terrible fiends.||August 10–23, 2016||June 30 - July 14, 2017|
March 30 - April 13, 2018 Rerun
|The Web-Weaving Princess||FFXV||?||December 1–7, 2017|
|Destroy the Reactor||FFVII||?||December 22–29, 2017|
June 1–7, 2018 Rerun
|Nam-Yensa Sandsea - Exploration||FFII||?||January 26 - February 1, 2018|
|Festival of Love||FFBE||-||February 9–22, 2018|
|Escape from Alexandria Castle||FFIX||?||March 9–15, 2018|
|Mt. Gagazet - Exploration||FFX||?||April 13–19, 2018|
|Mt. Nibel - Exploration||FFVII||?||May 18–24, 2018|
|Latus Woods - Past||FFBE||?||July 13–19, 2018|
|Dollet - Exploration||FFVIII||?||August 10–16, 2018|
|Shrine of Ru'Avitau - Exploration||FFXI||?||September 7–13, 2018|
|Sun, Sand, and Sea||FFBE||-||September 21 - October 4, 2018|
|Fodina Caestino - Exploration||FFXV||?||October 12–18, 2018|
|Big Bridge - Exploration||FF Type-0||?||November 9–15, 2018|
|Gaea's Cliff - Exploration||FFVII||?||January 18–24, 2019|
|Dome - Exploration||FFX||?||February 8–14, 2019|
|Doga's Grotto - Exploration||FFIII||?||March 15–21, 2019|