A great new feature was added in 1.5, Alliances! Yes, it can be a bit glitchy at times; yes, we would like to see it developed further with Alliance objectives, etc. but all in all, a great addition.
I’m not going to have another Sand Dunes love fest, or go on about the balance between giving and receiving but instead want to dwell on what I call Alliance “Projects”.
After the initial excitement and glut of DNA, things quietened down a bit - yes, you can still request that DNA that everyone needs (for my Alliance that’s Dilo G1 & G2, Dimetrodon, Deinocheirus, Tuojiango, Tenonto, …) but you ask for that every request and its going to wear a bit thin; so what can you do to maximise those requests? Have a “Project”.
Request that DNA that isn’t local to your local but most people have lots of, or at the very least those in that local can dart an extra one or two for you (they’re probably sick of darting them for no good reason). For me it was Suchotator - I had 40K+ Irritator Gen 2 but Suchomimus is not in my local. My Suchotator was L21 (just before Christmas) and a stalwart of my team - so I made it my “Project” to level it and started using the majority of my requests for Suchomimus (occasionally Suchotator but as I had the Irritator Gen 2 DNA I would get 2000 mimus and fuse around 1000 on average so that was better than 500 tator). Requests are filled within minutes - under a minute in one instance - and my Suchotator is now L27 (joint highest in my team and kicking names and taking ass very nicely)
I wouldn’t have a lot of my uniques yet without my Alliance but for me, my Suchotator is the real gem. I’m still working on it but am also looking for another “Project” (while I restock on Irritator G2) - I have my eye on my L21 Monolometrodon for my next project (ok - I’ll stop using the quotes now - its even annoying me).
I think everyone should have a project to make the best use of their daily requests and keep things fresh - I know others do - whether its levelling Owen’s raptor squad or trying to predict the next hybrid.
What is your project? Or alternatively, what do you think you get out of your Alliance that others may have missed?