I am in the minority, but I am different than the rest of you here. You all play the meta. I play what I want to invest in long-term. Basically look at it this way. There are some dinosaurs that will always be great no matter what. I don’t want to play what everyone else is playing simply because that’s what’s perceived as best. And I blame gaming companies for making it that way. Guns are guns. There are a wide variety and many people will buy many different types of guns. Then within those types there may be talks of what’s the best, but the point is everyone isn’t all out buying three of the same guns.
I just want to point out something that everyone isn’t going to say because as per usual this person like all people will get the normal answer of just follow the meta, but that’s boring. Someone was even saying just make a Strike Team with meta counters. Look, if the game tells me how to play based on an update I don’t want to play, but I’m not forced to play the meta to do well. This is a misconception. Long-term investment is better to me. Because you have some dinosaurs that will be nerfed for good like Dracoceratops, but then you have others that will go through a rollercoaster of peaks and valleys, but Indoraptor is safe for the long-term. Screw what’s happening now and even now it’s not horrible like some say. It helps me with certain annoyances. I do well enough doing things my way. And if it’s on a movie poster (for the most part) it’s safe. Even in the case of Tyrannosaurus Rex it’s still safe because it’s got a great Hybrid.
I almost said nothing because I knew I’d get backlash, but that’s exactly why I posted. There’s already enough of this as it is and mob mentality isn’t fun and there’s a few real life examples of that at the moment. I just prefer to not be caught off guard every update. Playing for an update is just not fun for me. Neither is boosting everything for Raids as well as Arena. It’s another money grab. I’ll be happier knowing I have my select 8 dinosaurs I grind for with about 3-4 benched and once I max them all in level and in boosts I’m done unless anything else comes out I like better.
That’s just me. You don’t have to do that, but what’s the fun in a game where everyone plays the same? I have recently stopped playing Magic The Gathering as much because I can’t stand how much netdeckers there are. Creativity to me is more fun. To see what you yourself can do with your cards based on your likes. I am more impressed by seeing someone create something new than running against the 8th meta deck in a row. It is no different than if an artist walked into an art class and saw all the kids painting with only orange and blue. Well what about the other colors? Why are you limiting yourself to only painting one way?
Will I keep the same 8 or have I? No. But I don’t change based on the update. I do what I like and I invest long-term. It saves resources and it saves me a lot of trouble while keeping me decent and still able to compete. A person who is thinking long-term can save themselves a lot of money potentially if they spend, trouble and resources because investing in a well rounded Strike Team for not only Arena like some people, but also Raids as well as Campaign is smart. And you never know where expansions may take any of these features.