Having played a (large) number of matches in the tournament this weekend, I have come to a few conclusions about how this game frustrates me.
#1: Speed Ties
I’m from Australia. Basically, I can’t win a speed tie. I would say ~80% of my losses in the tournament came down to an unfavourable speed tie (I think I could cope with 40% or so). For reference, I think I won somewhere ~3% of any speed tie I was in. This has been mentioned before but basically the current speed tie system is just bad and arbitrary.
#2: Epic Meta (Tyrant Dinos)
Is clearly broken and needs some shifts. Basically, there are two problem dinos. Indominus II and Procerat. Even without boosts these two dinos are just too dominant in this field. Both dinos can be defeated, but there were too many matches which came down to whether these dinos were present and how defeating them happened.
#3: Epic Meta (Beta Dinos)
I don’t think there is a well-rounded upper meta in this division. There are a few solid dinos including:
Megalogaia, Entelochops, Purutaurus, Sarcorixis etc which do pretty well in a variety of matchups. However, because of dinos like Indominus II and particularly Procerat there isn’t a sense of a well-rounded team, rather everything becomes rather derivative of dealing with Procerat & Indominus. In other tournaments I have had the freedom to mix and match a bit and come up with a non-generic team. Here it seemed like 2 alphas, a few betas and some dinos I kind hope I didn’t draw…
Nope. Doesn’t do what it is ostensibly meant to do. It will counter Procerat (only to die with 300 hp and 110 speed). Procerat can win lots of matchup only to mess around with the new dino. If Majundaboa is meant to be a Procerat counter it needs to do that job far more effectively than it does OR be a much more well-rounded dino.
I think Entelochops is a solid, interesting dino, whose matchups aren’t 100% clear-cut.