Seriously. Guys and girls. Dudes . I am sick of reading the same, blatantly wrong and just overall ridiculous statement of:
“I paid for this and this dinosaur so I am obliged for them to stay overpowered, because if they get nerfed I am going to sue Ludia, cause false advertising. And besides it is unethical, because if I bought a car and it got made worse… blablabla”
Let’s break it down, point to point.
You are playing Ludia’s game. The product, unlike a car you have bought from Chevrolet, is NOT YOUR PROPERTY. You are merely using a service, and as stated in the EULA, which every single one of you agreed to, mind you, can and will be changed as how Ludia wishes.
You are accepting a contract by the EULA, agreeing the terms of service. This includes, but is not limited to change of product, change of price, etc. Ludia can even permaban your account if they have a reason to (aka violating the EULA, like spoofing, for a blatantly obvious example) , and you can not ask for refund. It is once again stated in the EULA you are not eligible for refunds, just because changes happen inside the game…
Which brings us to the other point. Which online game that is free to play but allows microtransactions refund if your OP character gets nerfed?! None. Not even League of Legends.
And finally… YOU PHYSICALLY CAN’T buy a dinosaur. You buy incubators, VIP, coins, etc. What you spend it on and what you invest into is none of Ludia’s business and should not determine the balance of the game. Nor should “but I worked so hard to get x or y”. Again it was your choice. Now whether or not your investment was a good choice in the long run, or incredibly good short term, but fall of late (investing in OP dinosaurs you all knew would get a nerf eventually)… That is the same thing how real world money brokering and investment works. Do brokering companies refund your failed valute gambling unless stated otherwise? No? Then why a game, built on the same principles should?
Also, let’s not forget the fact, the dinosaurs you leveled up were actually used and gained you further resources… But it is easy to forget about that, isn’t it? It is not like you level a dinosaur up to just look at it, you intend to use it. So no, not “all my progress” was lost.
Seriously. Whether or not you like a balancing change, be it a buff or nerf, you have more than your fair share of rights to voice your opinion.
But if you do, for the love of Blue, don’t use these objectively bad arguments that hold no water in a balance or state of game point of view. Because these I mentioned are just wrong and have no place in a fact based argument.