I’ve been thinking about the issues with the game as it exists today and I’ve indentified four major problems.
- Lack of Diversity: same dinos every day in hunting and in pvp.
- Lack of Motivation: why should I grind my dinos to simply tread water?
- Lack of Choice: if I choose to quit the arena, for example, I lose DBI. I also might not complete my dailies. This is demotivating.
- Lack of Story-telling: really? What are we doing here? Are we saving the dinosaurs or battling them? It’s not very cohesive.
I’ve expanded on that last point, and come-up with a possible proposal that would change the game fairly drastically. Many on this Forum have been asking for such a thing with very varied suggestions, but one problem plagues this: how to change the game that is
- not a server-drain
- reduces the opportunity for new bugs
I think I have come-up with such an idea.
One word: Allegiances
Okay, so in the movies, there are four primary groups: DPG, InGEN, Biosyn and ExtinctionNow. Each group has different motives and goals, and all of these could play into the gameplay.
Now, here’s how to make it simple: at the beginning of every season (month) you are approached by Claire Dearing, Henry Wu, Lewis Dodgson and Ian Malcolm to appeal to you to join their allegiance. Once you choose one, this will change what your daily rewards will be. DPG might be collection acheivements. InGen might be fusion. Biosyn would be battles. EN would be takedowns? (This one needs some development.) And your daily achievements would reflect those goals.
But how would this shake-up the meta? If Biosyn had an achievement such as “Win A PvP Battle With Only Fierce Creatures,” people would have to rethink their teams. (We would also need more Fierce creatures in upper arenas… hint, hint) And since I’m trying to get Ludia’s attention: think of how many boosts this would sell…
Obviously, this plan needs some fleshing-out, and I welcome a discussion on unintended consequences. (Arena dropping to satisfy daily acheivements.) I think there may be some merit to this though. What do you guys think?