Shouldn’t come as a shocker if I said that boosts are almost essential in arena. If it does, what version of the game are you playing?
That’s where the issue lies, I believe boosts are a good mechanic with bad implementation.
Boosts should in theory give more creativity to teams, but due to the current meta they don’t, whole other issue in itself really, the thing is, boosts punish creativity to help try and prove my point I’ll use an example of my own.
I use gorgosuchus in arena, yes the epic hybrid, I like using gorgosuchus in arena, even if it doesn’t quite have a niche in my team yet, this is because it lacks boosts, I refunded indotaurus, a creature I don’t like, with my saved boosts, combined with the ones from indot, I could’ve got my gorgo to 25/25 boosts. however I have far less then I wanted, because of the refund penalty, this shouldn’t exist, I understand why it does, but its just annoying, it stops experimentation with your team, and attempts to get the player to spend money, if you don’t, good luck getting very far in arena, if you care about the meta then good luck as well, you’ll be stuck with nerfed creatures for a while.
All my problems could’ve been answered by the introduction of boost tokens, oh wait, they essentially don’t exist, this again punishes players, now, boost shuffles exist, oh wait those got axed by refund tokens, we’ve got, I don’t know, 1/1/1 refund tokens, no point adding them if we never get them honestly, just bring boost shuffles back as well, and make the 50 boost strike events more common.
Granted, this is just the opinion of me, one single person, so I askeda few people on boosts and tokens and this is what I got:
Some of the opinions I got
“If anything they increase creativity with different boost sets for each creature”-TyphoonZach
" Although at the same time theres only really 1 or 2 sets people use and those can decrease the values of other creatures so I guess it does decrease variety"-Also TyphoonZach
“I just think we need boost tokes to be not as scarce as they are now, we should get them more often”-GMH
“Remove 100 and get 50 back will never be a good sign, Boost tokens are a joke, an insulting joke”-Zennaru
“Boost tokens would be ok if they actually existed, or just make refunds give back 100 instead of 50”_KillerT_77
“Boosts are decent, but there should be a cap in arena to how many boosts and levels a Dino can have in that arena, Boost tokens? They are awful, if they a) gave more out more often and b) didn’t have a time limit, I think they would be pretty good”-Cheeseking
I could’ve asked for more opinions but I didn’t have the time. Feel free to comment your own below.