Le sigh… Yes, I’m sorry I didn’t bog down my post with disclaimers like I’m level 20 and that I was using round numbers just to make the math easier to do in my head, but that’s not really the point.
Take whatever dart total you’re used to getting and add another 33% and that’s your expected gain. Disclaimer here but usually those last 4-5 seconds most dinos end up running in a straight line, so in my experience I get more than a 33% increase in DNA on average. That being said, I agree it is also not the case when you’re darting epics and other key dinos.
Based on your level, you’ll have to do the math to figure out how many dinos that saves you from darting but I guarantee it’s less than w/out VIP. Not a huge deal when you’re level 10 but @20 and you only get 1-9 cracks at a Sino/Anky/Para/Toura/etc, I’d say it’s worth it.
I totally agree w/you tho that the dinos “magically” migrate to just beyond the boundary, so couch darting isn’t a thing and I think the one time incubator deal was/is crap as well. For me, it’s just the efficiency of maxing out my time while darting so that I can get on with my life instead of having to go out and waste more time finding add’l dinos. That was all I was trying to say, and much more concisely than I could have by going into all the disclaimers. Most people usually just want the TL;DR so that’s what I went with. Do I wish we got more perks w/VIP? Of course, who wouldn’t??
But not wanting to disappoint, and as a challenge to myself, I grabbed a Stego at lunch (darted nothing else beforehand). I chocked twice towards the end and didn’t get the last dart off so forgive me for not quite getting there: