Three years ago, in May, Ludia introduced a world of dinos and drones that immersed us into an interactive experience within our physical world.
Like many of you, I eagerly awaited entry into the beta release. Once in, I spent countless hours hunting commons and rares, inching my way closer to the elusive Indoraptor, and taking screenshots of stalking dinosaurs upon my unsuspecting loved ones. There wasn't a dino that would escape my darts or a supply drop that would be left untapped.
Looking back at where we started to where we are today, one can't help but joyfully reminisce and be grateful to all the people at Ludia for their dedication and contributions. They brought this world that has kept us entertained while building friendships with people worldwide to life, and it continues only to get better.
Thank you, Ludia, for all you have accomplished and for the many things you have planned for us ahead.
Also deep gratitude and thank you to all of the players within our community that make this game feel like a second home. Over the last three years your friendships, passionate discussions, and strategy sessions have made challenges tolerable and created many fond memories. Happy Anniversary to the entire JWA Community. Hunt on fellow DPGs!
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A Walk Down Memory Lane
2018: The Journey Begins
Ludia released the live version on May 28, 2018.
Soon alliances were forged, and many players experienced the first aspect of social benefits via DNA donations.
Daily Missions and Daily Battle Incubators rewarded players for their efforts and hard-fought battles in Arenas.
Many experienced their first taste of tournaments and their rewards.
2019: The Year of Strategic Changes
2019 introduced Alliance missions with a 5/5 ranking system. Those were some tough days as it took strategic effort, such as coordinating the opening of incubators to gain the maximum benefit and achieve the highly sought-after Defence 5 rank.
Boosts dropped on us like a bomb. Everything we knew about arena battle strategy changed. Boosts became an essential part of battles as they added a much-needed component to give battles variety. The introduction of boosts remains a hot and controversial topic to this day.
Sanctuaries, the pursuit of a level 20 sanctuary changed the way the community engaged. Sanctuaries are a local resource that many adopted and leveraged the share features to link alliances worldwide. Together, these CoOps (collaboratory operations) build sanctuaries and create a community that brings strategy and friendship. It’s one of the most player bonding features and DNA essential resources that JWA currently has.
Campaigns created a friendly tutorial to introduce all players to battle tactics and features that otherwise would be overlooked. It gives new players a positive battle experience and valuable battle insights, which they can use once they meet their first PVP opponent.
Emotes allowed us to communicate within battles and, in some cases, used as mental battle tactics.
2020: Putting Players First
For those in the mobile entertainment industry, 2020 was a challenging year, especially those focused on AR games. However, Ludia thrived during this difficult time because they did something many others did not. They halted plans and instead adapted the game to provide their players with the much-needed distraction that would accommodate the restrictions of quarantine and keep their players safe. Ludia deserves recognition and praise for taking this decision and placing the needs of quarantined players first. Thank you for making 2020 a bit more bearable for many of us by offering.
Multiple 3 hour Giga Scents
Large Bundle of darts for just 100 coins
All features allowed us to continue to play this game at home, continue our in-game progress, and contribute towards alliance goals. Truly, thank you!
2021: What is next?!
As 2021 progresses, we have seen an invasion of flocking chickens. From a player playing this game daily since the days of beta, I sense the excitement as we transition into a new era. I am enthusiastically looking forward to what the creative minds of Ludia have in the making.