I have been playing this game since June 2018, just a few months after it appeared.
I loved the idea of hunting and evolving my teams. The first teams were the kingdom of the commons and the rare. Then came the epics that brought a brutal level change. Then little by little the legendary ones appeared and little by little the epic ones disappeared from my team. The last to resist were two of my “children”, the stegoceratops and the gorgosuchus (what great memories of both). It was the kingdom of my stegodeus, my tragodistis, my spinotasuchus etc until I managed to start merging the first uniques and they were replacing the legendary ones. Law of life !! The last legendary who endured in the team was the tragodistis. I had to evolve the uniques to level 27 in order for them to be able to expel him from the team. Later some uniques replaced weaker uniques. It was the natural evolution waiting for the superuniques. Once epic entrances in the team no longer entered rare, when the legendary ones entered, new epics never entered and when the unique ones entered, they never again entered legendary. Those were the rules of the game. That was the game that the veterans explained to the newbies: the final objective of the game is to have uniques and the rest of the categories are intermediate until reaching the final objective.
But Ludia decided to change the rules of the game first with the rat, then with Yoshi, Indo2 and ENtelemoth … epic and legendary much better than most unique …
And now with the weekend tournaments, he’s completely turned the game around.
Now the advice that I should give as a veteran to a novice is never, never, never, under no circumstances and however tempted you may be you create a unique. You must create, evolve and boost epic or legendary with great power. In the general classification you will be a little behind who has 8 uniques but, on the contrary, you will be able to fight in the weekend tournaments and they will not.
On a personal level my last two decisions regarding which creature to evolve made me decide for Quetzorion and Ardentis Máxima ahead of Yoshi, Indo2, Monostegotops and some other unique. They were very calculated decisions and, a priori, well taken … but now it is evident that they were a “mistake”. If I had created and boosted Monostegotops and Indo2 I would be in roughly the same position in the general arena, this weekend I would be sweeping the tournament (possibly Top50 by joining these two boosted to tragodistis 30, stegodeus 30, spinotasuchis 29 etc) and now neither I’m not even playing (I made the minimum points for the alliance and I didn’t enter again). If I had chosen Yoshi and Indo2 I would have been very high in 3 of the last 4 open weekend championships in which I could not participate either.
Now I am in the same situation again. After many months with the same team, I have several candidates to join my team: Mammolania, 28, smilonemis, 28, Grypolith, 29, Pterovexus, 30. All of them would improve my team a little but they would still be of no use to me on weekends. I suppose I should create Indo2, or Yoshi or Phurusaura … but I have a hard time doing it, I think it betrays the spirit of the game.
The most competitive members of my alliance have already told me that they will not create uniques again. Your mammoth is not going to be useful for Mammolania or for a unique Entelomouth future, but rather they are going to evolve to Entelomouth itself. Soon in addition to Indo2 30 boosted in tournaments we will have a legion of Entelomouth 30 boosted. In epic tournaments, the filthy 30-boosted Yoshi will be joined by new 30-booted epics.
This is the game now, but is this really the game we want?