There’s a lot of shaming in this thread from players that clearly play more than average. It’s not productive for a number of reasons:
- Not everyone can devote the time each day to max out coins (same goes for hunting) because we have bigger priorities like families, jobs, and life outside of JWA
- Not everyone has played since launch, but it’s not their fault for not knowing about the game earlier or for playing less
- Raid reward tiers are according to player level, so it will be faster for an L20 player to unlock Mrex than an L1 player. Even if an L1 somehow gets Apex DNA, the max unlock time is 30 weeks (almost 8 months), by which time they can acquire multiple uniques for a balanced team.
Remember unlocking your first Rare, Epic, Legendary, or Unique and how much of an improvement it likely was over your whole team? You probably didn’t have a full team of L20 Legendaries before your first Unique (most of my team was 17 or less with my first Unique).
It’s not a stretch to think Mrex should be any harder to unlock if you’re a diligent player with most Uniques under L25.
And the endgame argument is tired too, because the non-boss version of an L26 M-rex isn’t going to be a huge game changer compared to the max level+boost dinos used to unlock it, it wouldn’t even be “team level” for a while for the majority of top players unless they saved (or bought) boosts just for it.
Sure, it has the highest damage in the game and a high Crit rate, but it’s not immune to cunning moves that basically negate those advantages. The best thing it’s got is full immunity to speed decreases so a speed boost build might be a must-have.
The endgame argument also doesn’t work in a constantly updating mobile game because the goalposts always need to move.
What’s going to happen in a few months to a year when few players still have M-rex and Ludia introduces more Apex that cuts the acquisition rate in half? A third? A quarter?
Us L28 average players are still going to be far behind. Uniques are obtainable, Apex is not, (at least on a timeframe that would matter in a larger team).
M-rex might be cool, but it’s hardly going to destroy the arena/meta.
Edit: I’ve been playing rather diligently (at least 2-3 hours daily) since launch for those that are wondering.