As soon as 1.7 notes were dropped and stat boosting came to light, I knew this game was in trouble. Thor with speed boosted up to 145, Erlidom with speed and attack boosted, etc. There is no counter to anything anymore. The strategy aspect that made battling fun and interesting is gone. Now it’s down to whoever paid more for stat boosts. Pay to win defined. Dinos that I grinded DNA for A YEAR (I’ve been playing since launch) are now useless. All the time put into this game, all for naught. How is it fair that a speed boosted level 22 Indoraptor now has an advantage over a regular level 28 Indoraptor? A huge slap in the face to all of us who have been playing and grinding for months now. I was totally fine with the way Ludia buffed and nerfed dinos when necessary to create balance in the arena. Now, the floodgates have been opened. There’s no going back.
I’m not saying anything a hundred other people haven’t shared on this forum already, but as a long time player of this game, I just had to voice my concern. I’ve put way too much time (and unfortunately real money) into this game to uninstall, otherwise I would have already. For now I’ve made a “Jurassic World” team, comprised of non-hybrid dinos featured in the new movies with the exception of Indominous and Indoraptor, since they are actually in the movies. I’ve sat at ~5k trophies for a while now, and my trophies are plummeting attempting to battle with this team, but I really don’t care anymore. I no longer feel the need to compete and grind for DNA because there is no longer a point. I will be playing this game very, very sparingly now. RIP JWA, you had a good run.