How many times have Ludia tried to balance the arena since they introduced boosts?
How many times have Ludia tried to make boosts work properly?
And here we are again after at least 3 attempts at each in exactly the same place as ever.
Ludia must have known this would be the case. Anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded. It’s impossible to have balance when you take the only thing that creates balance away.
Up until boosts Ludia changed the meta with Dino balancing features based on speed, attack and health. Then they gave it to us, and we undid all the good work by creating ultra fast chompers, tanks with even more health, speedsters with high health and worst of all rats that could keep swapping in and out with grotesque health and attack stats.
But I’m not blaming us, it’s human nature to abuse privilege, and where there’s a will there’s a way. If Ludia seriously thought it through they would have known this was going to happen. Within weeks of the introduction they had to recall them as speed boosts were out of control and people had been finding ways to buy too many. So they gave us back the cash we had spent on them and gave us the chance to buy them all back. Speed boosts were devalued a bit, but it made little or no difference if the truth be known.
Then 1.10 came along and all boosts were devalued to the point where any player with a modicum of common sense wouldn’t dream of using real money to buy them ever again. Any player who can remember them when they came out that still uses real money to buy them now has to have more money than sense. All they have is a team of pixels on a screen that may beat another team of pixels on a phone screen as they’ve spent more money than the opponent. And it’s this that Ludia prey on. People are gullible and the feel good factor associated with winning an imaginary battle keep them spending money on the desire to keep that winning feeling.
The fact is that more and more battles are now fought against ai, not even real people, so how can anyone feel that spending money on boosts to beat ai is worthwhile?
And why are we battling more ai?
Because as the heading says only too well…
Boosts are unfair.
And real people who don’t want to be sucked into such misery as the arena offers in this game simply don’t bother with the arena.