Lately (and by that I mean over the last couple of updates), we’ve been getting loads of exclusive creatures, and some of their annoying broken hybrids have already started to plague the arena, especially in skill tournaments.
Now, the rule that “creatures that are harder to get deserve to be more powerful” seems to have prevailed, although some of the exclusives are pretty bad, so I don’t know what Ludia’s excuse is there.
But while this may make sense, look at the cost it’s come at: in the arena as well as skill tournaments, there’s always only a handful of viable creatures, something which is especially noticeable in the Legendary Skill tournaments.
Creatures like Tragodistis, Spinotasuchus, Stegodeus, Pyrritator that were all once pretty good are all pretty useless now thanks to the power creep.
So while having hard-to-get creatures be more powerful makes sense, it kills variety, because you just can’t succeed without those creatures (unless, I suppose, you boost the bad ones like crazy, but that doesn’t count).
But at the same time, having exclusive creatures gives you long-term goals to work towards, and gives you something to get excited about when the right special event rolls around.
So how about this: Ludia could rotate which creatures are in which zones, which creatures are daily migration spawns, which creatures spawn at what times, which creatures spawn in parks, which creatures are arena exclusives, etcetera, every now and then.
That would allow you to have a huge pool of creatures be viable at any given time, because all of a sudden, there’s no High Tyrants or creatures that are 2 tiers above or below the rest. The exclusivity=strength rule would have to go.
People could go back to using creatures because they like them, or because they want to try them out for fun. People would be motivated to unlock creatures not to remain competitive, but for more personal reasons, like completing the Dex, or unlocking that theme team they want to try, or whatever you can think of.
Sure, some creatures would probably be better than others, but the margin would be smaller.
The way I see it, you have to choose between exclusivity and variety. Which do you prefer?
- No preference
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