Dear Ludia. I may have been a “bit” toxic in my description of the “Bring your own Cloudjumper” quest. Still - fair is fair, that quest was in some ways useful to that 0.1% who need 0.1% more.
But what’s up with this Timebrjack quest? When you first started with these quests and they were called “X Tryout” and “X Drill”, you had a 3-star dragon for the “tryout” part, which still required a non-tutorial assembly of dragons, and was a worthy reward, and you had a 4-star dragon for the “drill” part, which, in case of a Nadder, may not have been all too enticing, but was still a fine legit way of obtaining one.
But enough fo the past, the issue is what you have at present. And what you have is a 2-star reward for the questline that requires either semi-maxed out 2-star team, or a 3-star team. And my point is… Why would anyone do it? Like, the thing costs energy and rewards only fish. Okay, it could be sort of done “for the fish”, the “tryout” part, but a 2-star dragon? That’s a 30 minute breedery thing. A lowest basic token reward. People aren’t supposed to be WORK for that kind of stuff, because it’s… given away.
And if the tryout part could be done for the fish, then who in their right minds would waste energy on the “Drill” part for a THREE STAR dragon? Ludia, to finish this quest, you need FIVE-SIX THOUSAND POWER TEAM. Or less, but with numerous revives as a rune sink.
Okay, in LAYMAN’S TERMS… To finish this quest and get this 3-star dragon, you need AT LEAST a team of MAX OUT PERFECTLY ASSEMBLED 3-STAR DRAGONS. And even that is a long shot.
So the reward for completing this, for all intents and purposes, ENDGAME content - is a …lucky basic draw. Or something you can get every other day in breedery. A dragon that you wouldn’t even reallly use for feeding another dragon, because the XP-%upgrade ratio is too high.
Seriously, I’m done being polite. I’ve tried to defend the game, to appreciate the new content, to tolerate the bugs, to make excuses for rebalancing. But this right here is UNEXCUSABLE. I mean, I assume some white knights will ride in and say “Nobody forces you to do it, if you don’t want to do it - just don’t do it” and other . But here’s a newsflash for you, if I can’t say anything worse - such EXCUSES do NOT solve the problem. You can’t fix the game by ignoring it.
So, by all means, mods, devs, could someone for once enlighten me how is this quest supposed to make sense, let alone be worthwhile? Full disclosure, I wouldn’t sink runes even if it offered Axewing the Second, because the entire Timberjack genus is utterly useless.
How about maybe AT LEAST a Premium Draft? Though, frankly, a single premium draft is worth 400 runes in your casino store. So why would anyone, who is directly interested in it for progression - spend runes on reviving, most likely more than once - when you could save the energy and still get the draft with no effort?
TL;DR: These quests make no sense unless they give actually complete dragons.
I would spend a thousand, nay, TWO thousand runes for revivals if I had a chance to FIGHT for a copy of Tricky Two-heads, a FOUR star dragon. Because it is the dragon that will get you places, it’s worth fighting for.
People have begged for an improvement to breedery, to hatchery, to … anything GAMEPLAY-related since the release. And, honestly, your Clan Alpha fights are not exactly inspiring. A good target dummy DPS test, but the rewards are less than a Hard Duty chest you can get 1-2 of daily.
Introduce gameplay progression, give people better ways to spend their runes. It can’t be all casino.