Ok so something I have been seeing a lot on the forums is a lot of complaints that new actual dinosaurs rarely get added to the game, and instead mammals and snakes and stuff, well why not have a kind of set plan with public input?
Such as, each update adds X amount of ACTUAL dinosaurs, a set amount of non dinosaur creatures and then have a poll in game with a list of dinosaurs and creatures to be added, and the most popular vote for each category gets added in the next update.
Say for instance its like this -
Patch 1.13 -
2 New Dinosaurs (real dinosaurs)
2 New creatures (Mammals, Aquatics so forth)
X amount of hybrids made from said dinosaurs and creatures.
And have a poll in game with a list of dinosaurs to vote for, you would then vote for the 2 dinosaurs you would like to see, vote for the 2 creatures you would like to see and then the hybrids will come from those results.
Obviously the polls would include things that are close to being implemented anyway since I know it takes time to design things and have the art team do the design and such, but I think it would be a good way to get players more involved (would feel great to feel you had a say in the design of the game) and would also let players “know” that at the very least x amount of dinosaurs and x amount of creatures will be added.
For instance a vote could be like -
Category 1 (Dinosaurs)
(Just throwing names randomly out there)
Category 2 (Aquatics)
And yeah so you get the idea, and the ones that get the most votes from each category get implemented for the following patch. The poll would best be in game though so everyone see’s it, many players don’t use the forums.