Me: hey man, check out Jurassic World Alive!
Friend: what’s that?
Me: it’s an ar game where you catch dinosaurs, then fuse their dna together and make new ones, and fight them against other players.
Friend: sounds cool, show me
Friend: there’s only like 4 dinosaurs around here
Me: oh there’s more but some of them are hidden
Friend: dinosaurs can hide? You know they’re usually huge?
Me: well indominus rex hid in the movies…
Friend: so you can catch indominus rex? Cool
Me: well… No…
Friend: so there could be a Trex like 20 feet away and we wouldn’t see it?
Friend: because he’s hiding…
Me: well hidden, hiding… what ever…
Friend: okay so you walk around for those four dinosaurs and hope you find the hiding dinosaurs
Me: well, I wouldn’t go walking for those ones. They’re all the same and kinda suck
Friend: well then how do you find the hiding ones?
Me: generally when I’m driving around or a passanger, I’ll get a couple good ones in an hour - besides, since the last patch, going out isn’t really a great way to get good dinosaurs anyway
Friend: well then how do you get good ones
Me: you incubate them!
Friend: like Pogo eggs, cool
Me: yeah you get them for winning dino fights… and strike towers give them out
Friend: okay, what do you get from these incubators? You get a dino?
Me: no, a bit of dna towards a dinosaur, but it’s mostly junk.
Friend: so you fight for junk incubators?
Me: well the rare and epic ones sometimes give dna
Friend: how do you get those
Me: fighting. And strike towers… you don’t get them very often from fighting but there strike towers you can get two or three epics and a couple rares a week.
Friend: but that’s for only bits of dinosaurs?
Me: yeah, and usually not what you need. The higher you get the less likely you are to get certain things.
Friend: but you want to get higher?
Me: yeah cause there’s tournaments
Friend: cool, and what do you win
Me: well after you’ve been playing for a bit, you’ll get a rare incubator… and after a while, you’ll get an epic incubator. Top 3 get a premium incubator
Friend: what’s a premium incubator?
Me: like 3 epics in one
Friend: of mostly useless dinosaur parts…
Me: right… now you’re getting it - you can also buy incubators
Friend: why would I buy an incubator of mostly useless dinosaur parts?
Me: so you can do well in the tournament
Friend: so you can win another incubator of mostly useless dino bits?
Me: yes sir! You also get coins and hard cash, and you can buy more coins or incubators with the hard cash!
Friend:The incubators that give you useless dino parts… how much are the incubators?
Me: like 50 bucks when you start getting up there…
Friend: 50 bucks?!?! I can buy a game for that!
Me: but you won’t want to play other games once you play this!
Friend: oh… I think I will…
Me: you can also buy scents that bring in random dinosaurs, and you can get good ones that way
Friend: those 50 bucks too?
Me: no… more like the equivalent of 10 bucks
Friend: do they last all day
Me: no, twenty minutes
Friend: 10 bucks for 20 minutes?!?!
Me: yeah but how else are you going to get the good dinos?
Friend: apparently not from incubators
Me: yeah definitely not…
Friend: and not from going out hunting them
Me: yeah those days are gone…
Friend: so scents will get you a dinosaur
Me: well, it’ll get you some dinosaurs. You don’t know what you’re going to get. And you might get unlucky and not get anything good
Friend: you can’t pick what you’re going to get
Me: kind of… If you go to the right area, you can help change the odds of getting what you want
Friend: so how often do you junk with scents
Me: most of the time lately…
Friend: so you pay 10 bucks for junk from scents… 50 bucks for junk from incubators, all to win an incubator that’s going to probably have junk in it?
Me: well you also have to buy coins…
Ex-friend: we’re not friends anymore…
Me: but it’s a great game!