@HanSoloWannaBe - Oh I’m definitely not taking it quite as seriously as it might seem. And I already DO have a big backlog of stuff to hatch out… right now I am earning new ones much faster than it takes to hatch them out. I don’t win or earn DBs enough to use speedups for them… and in some cases the dinos I have card pending for are so much better than what I currently have I don’t want to hatch them yet regardless (such as my Mosasaurus).
But I have figured out that I have a much better chance of finishing higher in these tournaments using non-land dinos as so many more other players don’t have huge high level line-ups, so just would like to take advantage of that before we go back to the regular ones. But I know there’s only so much I can do in a short time and having limited funds. Aquatics are tough since there are no commons or rares, so even the ones I have unlocked are very expensive to purchase if you are still new and not netting a ton of DNA every day to spend. My cheapest one is 1500 DNA, which is a lot when your DNA stash rarely has been more than 5 or 6 K. Even still, when I’ve felt I had some funds to spare, and aquatics go on sale, I have tried to put some funds into trying to fill up these holes. My level 30 Protostega, my highest reef, is the one that I’ve spent DNA to get up that high. Everything else is only what I’ve been able to find in the game. Just not sure it’s going to be worth my spending close to 8K to get it up to level 40, even if I do collect that much. That’s a lot of time hacking away at the next boss!
Mostly it’s just that all-too-human frustration when you want and really work hard for something and it seems like the world is conspiring against you in getting it! Since last posting this, I won ANOTHER surface, and then I decided to roll the dice at the trading post and try offering up loyalty points in trade for an aquatic, and would you believe I got THREE straight trade offers for surfaces!! Aggh! And then the lottery yesterday too, which had a nice reef for the top prize… yes, odds are low of winning, but I’ve won twice before, but of course, not this time. I stopped counting how many times the prize wheel has looked like it was going to land on a reef (or pack) and then just slowwwwlllly kept going to hit the gold or food next to it. Since we know the winning item is determined before you even spin I can’t help but feel the designers do this JUST to torture me.
But finally, finally, finally today I DID get a prize wheel spin that netted me a reef super rare… just not one of the better ones so is not going to help me out in the tournament at all even if I could afford to level it up and it was unlocked to do so. But it will help in the other area that this issue has been frustrating me which is being able to do PvPs with my aquatics and having enough to be able to use one from each class that are reasonably closely matched. I’m sure this is a big part of why I’ve had a lot more issue winning out of this area (although I seem to be doing MUCH better during this marathon of PvP’ing, probably because I’m really trying hard to win and paying really close attention to what I’m doing). Not sure if it’s just me either, but the aquatics seem to have a lot where the health and attack are not real well balanced, so a lot of time my highest attack gets taken out with one or two attack points. Makes it really easy to lose if you get a bad lineup. So while yes, the incentive for this was originally to try and improve my lineup choices for the tournament, it is also just a desire to be able to regularly play PvPs with my aquatics and feel confident that I can win them. I’m definitely getting there but having 2/3 of your choices from one class is not very conducive to this.
@NatoPMT - yes, I could definitely stand to have more caves as well but my very first Legendary to find was Ammonite, and that one seems to come up a lot as I have found FIVE of them in total, right now I have a pair at level 20, debating whether to level them up to a 30, as their ferocity is still well below my level 1 Tylos, but right now I think I get more benefit from having two of them vs one that is higher level, since I have the pair of Tylos that gives me two matches instead of just one. I just wish I had a pair of reefs to go along with them, I have gotten my best one, the Protostega up to level 30 but it’s stills something like 1000 ferocity vs. 1700 for the Tylo. But the health on the Tylo’s is very low compared to its attack while the Ammonite is the exact opposite, so doubling up on either of those I have not found to be a very successful strategy no matter what I get paired up with. I do also have a level 20 Baculites as well so do definitely have a few decent caves…once I get into my lower levels though, the preponderance of surfaces becomes even more obvious.