With the new season upon us, I have been in the arena a lot, not necessarily more than usual I suppose, but fighting a lot of different players, since everyone gets squished together because of the reset. I find myself seeing the same dinos battle after battle after battle and yeah, the boredom sets in quick. I began to wonder why these dinos? I mean, I have fought some tough stuff that is not thor, utarinex, erlidom, tryko, dio, dilo, magna, and tenonto - yet these are really all I see. I myself only play 2, sometimes 3 of these.
My conclusion (and my opinion) is that the endgame is too narrow - by availability. Geminititan is pretty awesome, and only attainable or evolvable at Ludia’s discretion. Grypo is pretty formidable - good luck finding gryposuchus. Pterovexus can be every bit the pest is was designed to be, but darwin was split between two uniques, locked in parks, and now a daily spawn - not to mention monolopho being split between two legendaries and gallimimus being incubator only. Stygidaryx? Well, the aforementioned darwin issues play a role, as well as the common ingredient being an incubator only reward that nets a pittance of dna every once and a while, (not to mention the whole unique itself needs a rework). Erlikospyx? Again, incubator locked ingredients. Quetzorion? Park only ingredient, and not everyone is lucky enough to have a great park less than a mile down the road like I am. IndoG2 looks pretty great, but Blue? Hah. Tuoramoloch is still just kind of the red-headed stepchild of uniques, but again - incubator locked ingredient.
So, obviously I am going to be battling what people can make - thor, utarinex, erlidom, tryko, dio, dilo, magna, and tenonto. And as far as I can tell the vast majority of players are in a rush to make these creatures, since they are (perceived as) the best that’s available.
But it sure leads to a damn boring arena.
We need variety and an open field endgame. I wish Ludia would unlock some of these exclusives so we could get some variety. I’m not talking about flooding the map with stuff, but just some spawns would be nice. I mean, even in the notes for 1.9 they said -
“New creatures and small rebalancing
As with every big update, we added new creatures to encounter in the wilds, as well as taking this opportunity to rebalance each area of the world slightly.”
I haven’t really noticed anything different. I was hoping “new creatures to encounter” would mean something like BaryG2 would show up… or diplo or something (like when irritatorG2 was released to the wild). Nope. Just the pig and the turtle.
Sanctuaries seem to help a bit, but that’s a long game there. Boosts? I’d rather not go down that rabbit hole here…
I would like to challenge Ludia to open up the gates and broaden the playing field a lot more. I would love most every battle to be a challenge, not simply trying to guess which of the usual 5 or 6 dinos the opponent is going to switch to next, but what dinos is this opponent even going to have?
Can you imagine how fun that would be?