Ok, I really, really want an aquatic update. However I’d like to look at it in a way that could actually, reasonably happen without Ludia having to redesign the whole battle arena and stuff.
GETTING THE DNA of the creatures would probably be done mainly by darting (of course also by strike towers, tourneys, incubators, etc.). I assume aquatics would spawn in puddles generated on the map, since if they were to spawn in actual bodies of water it would be unfair and possibly dangerous for players.
BATTLEING is the thing I have the most trouble with. Yes, aquatics could be used in specific strike towers or tournaments, but not being able to use them in actual pvp arena would make them not as useful as all other creatures. There are two options I can think of for aquatics in pvp (together with land creatures in the team) but none completly satisfy me. I’d love to hear some suggestions!
Possibilities I can think of:
- Aquatics spawn in a puddle in battle (that would look weird)
- There is a specific arena for when you or your opponent draw at least one aquatic so that a terrestial creatures can stand on a shore and the aquatic in water, or both terrestial on shore, or both aquatics in water (That would take away from the arena progression. I REALLY can’t imagine Ludia redesigning EVERY SINGLE battle arena jut for aquatics)
RAIDS could be perhaps suit aquatics more, since there’s the lagoon right next to it? I imagine it would take some computer programming stuff magic but I think it’s possible.
Now here are just a few examples of aquatics. I wouldn’t expect more than 7 non-hybrids in one update and I wouldn’t expect more than three new animations in one update.