With the upcoming changes to cloak, it got me thinking. Ludia seems to be confused as to why
as @Jorge put it.
Is it not obvious?
People have spend too much time and resources developing their teams to just switch them up like that. Take a quick look at the end game dinos (the Tyrants and High Apexs) and how many hit against cloak? 4? And two of those only on the counter-attack.
The reason people aren’t suddenly jumbling their teams around is because of resources. Same as it has always been. How long would it take me to get an Erlikospyx-type creature up to team level? Something with an arena-only component is going to take MONTHS of dedicated battle. And no, alliances don’t help because everyone (rightfully) wants their own Erlikospyx.
And what now compounds the issue but BOOSTS
I can’t transfer boosts so let’s say I stop spending them on anything else, and put all that I can into my project dino. So now my competition is getting stronger (putting their boosts towards their active squad) while mine stagnates. Means more lost matches means less incubators means less DNA. So now I’m losing trophies, losing ranking, losing incubators all IN THE HOPES that in 6 months or so, it’s all worth it.
Sorry, but I’m going to stick with the 8 dinos I’ve put my boosts into because I’m a competitive guy and I want to do well. I’d LOVE to put a new shiny on the team but until I can bridge the gap (by transferring boosts) it makes zero sense to do so. I’ll take my Monostego and Diorajasaur and be just fine losing a couple per day to RNG over a few lucky dodges. And who knows, maybe a few of the new ones WOULD be better on my team in the long run but I’m not going to take those odds.
If Ludia truly wants a higher adoption rate on cloak-defeating dinos, they need to either:
Give them to more of the end game creatures, let us transfer boosts between creatures, or make them more abundant/easier to obtain. (I’d throw in get rid of them altogether, but let’s not kid ourselves)
I realize there are quite a few things that would need to change to accommodate either of these options but don’t expect people to over-level and waste boosts on a Spinonyx or a Smilodon to make them playable on their team. Most people just aren’t going to do it, they’ll wait and wait until they finally unlock a proven Tyrant and then boost 'em like there’s no tomorrow.
At least that’s what I’d do.