This is a totally fair complaint, which has not adequately been answered on why it is this way… we’ve just been told this is the way it is live with it.
But if we can’t make suggestions on improving the gameplay then why are we here? To pat Ludia on the back?
Instead of seeing this as a stale complaint I see it as an important one due to the number of different people that have brought it up. It is obviously a sore spot with players.
Since we don’t directly interact with other players the goals of the game are up to the individual player, and as I would classify this as a collection game it doesn’t make sense for the Lydia to arbitrarily restrict the non VIP dinos for the foreseeable future.
Part of my goals were to get every non hybrid Dino at 40 and unlock each hybrid but since that is not going to happen in a reasonable amount of time I will stop playing before it happens.
Instead, if they were all unlockable I would be spending more time and DNA in the game for them… I’m not going o be stiff armed to spend money on them because they are not in the unlock rotation.
I think it’s quite cheeky as well they introduced a new aquatic hybrid with a locked component while giving you the option to buy it for a ridiculous price. That’s just so obviously a money grab.