First of all, I should say that I like this game. I like dinosaurs even since my childhood, I like the idea of this game, it has something that I missed in Pokemon Go. But devs here are so awful that I wish that Niantic would have made JWA.
So here are the reasons why I hate Ludia
No fixing bugs
It seems that they just don’t care about any bug they produce. Some of them are known for two months (damage calculation, wrong speed indicator, stucked dinos in event strike etc). Forum category “Bug reports” is full of topics that ask to fix the same old bugs but they are still ignored. And with every new update we get new dinosaurs and new bugs that will stay with us forever.
Remember, Ludia, shuffling every single dino up and down with every update is not a balance. Unless it’s your goal to make players invest into dinos that will be nerfed next update for sure. Dracorex G2 is another gross miscalculation that needs to be nerfed. And you know it, it was discussed even before 1.5 came alive, so now everybody has to donate to evolve it just to throw it away in a couple of months when you make another trash dino way too OP.
Never listen to suggestions
Another forum category that is absolutely ignored is “Suggestions”. There are so many great ideas and so many petitions that could make this game way so much better. Many of them won’t change even the game balance but make this game more comfortable to play. Show dino’s despawn time or just mark it when it’s gonna despawn. You know how it makes me mad when it disappears right in front of me? I could dart it from afar and get at least some DNA instead of getting closer just to see it goes away. And there are many and many other suggestions and petitions that are still ignored for months
No communication with players
You never answer our questions about updates, bugs, tournaments, nothing. You throw away new patch note and never give any additional information that we need. Moderators only merge the topics about the same bugs and that’s all. No reactions, no comments, no answers.
Well, it’s not a real reason, but a thing that disappointed me. Halloween event was awful. To be honest, it wasn’t an event at all, those were just two regular weeks of themed dinos, nothing more. Scent capsules? Well, that could be an event without any reason, but not a Halloween one. For Halloween, I expected something really exciting, scaring or just extraordinary. And the Thanksgiving was just skipped away. I noticed only an Instagram post.
This is why Ludia makes me go mad. I like this game and I want to see it becoming very successful and world-known like Pokemon Go, but the devs make everything not to do it. Many of my friends have quit this game: some because of bugs, some because of matchmaking, some because of Russian localization. I had to set my entire phone language to English just not to see this awful localization.
Remember, Ludia, disappointed and mad players don’t buy one time offers, don’t pay VIP and don’t suggest their friends playing this game. I hope this topic will help you realize what you’re doing wrong.