This post is not to complain, but just a way to remember all the wonderful additions to Jurassic World Alive. As, even though they’re updates were small that doesn’t mean they didn’t add a lot of great features over the course of the year.
I’ll categorize this post into 3 parts. New creatures, new features, and meta changes.
So here is a quick breakdown of 2021 in a Jurassic World Alive perspective (-:
Exactly 50 new creatures were introduced in 2021, just down by one to the year prior. Of those 50, two were common, nine were rares, fifthteen were epic, fourteen were legendary, six were unique, and four were apex.
Near the start of the year we got some new special types of dinosaurs. They are continental exclusives. However this was highly disliked in the community and therefore they didn’t add another one again.
Following the continentals, Ludia added an array of a new special type of dinosaurs. Flocks! These little guys added many new mechanics to the game overall adding more complexity to the battling gameplay. As much as these dinos’ sound effects are annoying, they overall helped the PvP arena get less stall after it being dominated by swappers for such a long time. Maybe even a bit too much because with help from the unique flock + SC3 the meta totally shifted in just 2 months.
Closing out 2022, a new type of apex was introduced! This one available exclusivity via fusing. And with the arctodus being so rare to find it has given all end-game players or dedicated hunters a very grindy end to 2021.
In my opinion, my favorite creature out of all the creatures added in this update is Albertosaurus. It is one of my favorite dinosaurs irl so it would make sense if it was a favorite in JWA too.
What is your favorite dino released in 2021? Answer in the comments (-:
The features throughout 2021 were honestly quite dull compared to past years. Nevertheless there are still some ones to highlight!
We began this year with Achievements 2.0, a solid new feature that instructed us to do random challenges for rewards. This would have gotten old but thankfully Ludia continues to add more every update, keeping us on our toes to complete them all, and making it sure it doesn’t become as dead as the old achievements.
Soon afterwards we got a special poll. The community could vote on a future new creature and feature for Jurassic World Alive! I think this is great and I really did like that Ludia added player input. (even though my last choices for both won…)
To start of the summer Ludia added recruit-a-friend. But no one actually uses it or cares about this feature so I’m not really going to talk about it.
We closed out this year with a couple of great features too! Campaign 2.0 was implemented which basically gave us free rewards for very little effort which is welcomed (-: They also said they’re implementing new tournaments, but because they haven’t been implemented in 2021 it doesn’t count.
My favorite feature was achievements 2.0 from 2021. What is your favorite feature of 2021? Answer in the comments (-:
The meta was wild this year. Perhaps with the intent of greed by Ludia. Nonetheless, it changed several times. Here are some of its highlights:
We started with Ceramagnus and Hadros Lux dominating. These were by far the top of the meta. This remained unchanged until some new dinos came along 6 months after. Compsocaulus and Scorpius Rex Gen 3 were introduced, with their introduction they kinda told tryko, dioraja, and magna to go away making the trio tumble from the top of the meta. In 2.9 Ludia decided to buff the strongest creatures even more, but then in 2.10 they realized they made a huge mistake and so they nerfed them into the ground. Additionally in 2.10 they added Indotaurus and Phorurex which sadly pushed the new unique flock out of the meta ;-; 2.11 added parasaurathops and then 2.12 added valias which expanded the meta even more.
The meta wasn’t just based on new creatures however. Skoonasaurus dominated after its changes in 2.7 making it one of the top 3 best creatures currently. And the formidable unique deer joins the kings of the meta after a humongous buff in 2.9. Honorable mentions: Antarticovenator and Spinoconstrictor have also been buffed big time and help create the current meta after the 2.9 changes.
Start of the year tier list:
End of the year tier list:
My favorite creature to enter the meta is spinocon, I love snakes! What is your favorite new meta creature of 2021? Answer in the comments (-:
And that wraps up 2021 in a Jurassic World Alive perspective! As much as this year has added generally less content than the pass years it is still great to see that the employees of Ludia are still working strong to try to continue to make this game interesting and fun. With all that being said I am excited and hopeful on the exciting things to come in 2022 for Jurassic World Alive especially with the new Jurassic World movie just around the corner in a few months!
Thank you for reading and if you have anything I missed be sure to tell me. Happy 2022 everyone!