this is in response to this question from the Deinonychus tournament thread:
I have always been a proponent of some sort of incentive for a player to push past just finishing in Dominator. I mean there is no difference for a player finishing at spot 100 and spot 1.
If I had my way what would I do… hhmmm.
I think I would split Dominator in to two leagues, but combine Hatchling and Prey leagues so that way you still have the same amount of leagues as before (easier for the programmers I think) So you would end up with Hatchling, Survivor, Hunter, Predator, Dominator, and Annihilator divisions. The only rewards that change are Hatchling is now a straight common pack (instead of the mystery pack) the other divisions all stay the same, including Dominator is still the unlock of whatever the tournament is for and the difficulty level does not change for those leagues they stay as they currently are. If you make it to Annihilator you get a better spin wheel, no coins, food gets bumped up to 100k minimum up to 500k, DNA is a minimum of 300 with the max of 1,000, SDNA gets added to the wheel at 25 - 50 per card, Dino Bucks has a minimum of 50 with a max of 500, the common and rare creature pack is dropped from the wheel, Super Rare pack goes to 2%, Aquatic and Legendary Pack goes to 1%, Tournament pack goes to some new less than 1% but instead of 0.00001% it goes to 0.001% (I have no idea what the real percentage is but I am saying it gets better from what it currently is, considerably better).
Once in Annihilator you will be required to fight against a ferocity team of ~ 10,000+ or equivalent to level 4-5 Indoraptors if you are bringing the appropriate level of team which would be minimum of 9k ferocity (lvl 1 indoraptor).
This would most likely have a trophy finish requirement of 2,200 for repeat creatures up to 2,600 for new creature releases at the end of the tournament and the pack for Annihilator would contain a 1,500 DB card, a 7,500 DNA card, a new special Annihilator trophy card (decoration that is a 1x1 sized decoration with a 6 square reach with a 9% boost), and then the unlock tournament card, LP would be 1750 for Non VIP 3,500 for VIP.
I think this would drive more players to play the tournaments longer and harder which would be good for Ludia and their bottom line. It would also give players something to strive for that would stretch their teams past the typical ~level 20 VIPs that are currently required for Dominator finishes, which would again help Ludia’s bottom line due to players working on their lineup.