Almost three weeks into the update and Primal Cleansing Strike is still there… and people have run into more and more problems with the missions.
Tragicomedy level: Rating some of the tasks I’ve gotten. These will not be the busted ones; just venting and sharing my perspective as someone on a break from competitive playing, alliances, raiding, all that. That was always an option too…
”Donate/Request x DNA” - I’d been playing on my own for some time. It was nice actually. Just enjoying the game however made it a good time, without social obligations. Soon after the update I had to join an alliance, as I was running out of rerolls and didn’t want to waste any more HC. About time, but it sucks that it wasn’t exactly my free decision. (I wonder if there is there a gaming/psychology term for such?)
The mission: relies on others, impedes everyone’s own progress, a nuisance to the whole group. 0/5.
”Win x Raids” - Again a reliant mission. Also the productivity is subjective. As a part of my decided hiatus I’m not doing the big boy raids for the time being, but this one is actually not too bad, as I’m fortunate to have a friend who is always down for dueting a Rare raid with me. It’s fun! 1/5 for that. On weekends I’m screwed.
Those weirdly specific missions: Battling - I feel like I mostly get these. Total waste of time. Searching for certain moves on Field Guide, repeating boring campaign missions, changing my friendly team back and forth… This really can’t go on. -10,000/5.
Those missions: Hunting - I think people have had excellent arguments for these ones; the idea does make sense to me. I’m already bored to death though. I wish they would come up with a more productive, motivating, and preferably voluntary way to promote going out and exploring. Although everything is exclusive anyway! 2/5.
”Send/Receive x emotes” - THE dumbest missions. Last time I got the send emotes one I entered whatever Unique raid it was on that day that I had in my circle and challenged myself to spam as many emotes as I could before my Velociraptor died. So dumb it’s actually kinda funny. ””/5.
And then we have the Streak Level. The game is notorious for burning people out, I dare say these days more so than ever, and now players will be punished for taking some time off (to keep us playing). This is just predatory.
I never hated on Ludia. What they do to the game rarely makes me happy, yet I didn’t use to rant much other than about my PvP struggles. I hadn’t even posted on the forum since 2019. Now, the current state of the game is unbearable. I know it’s naive of me, but I desperately hope they will hear us out.