I played JWA for about 2 years from the start. Then this game was killed but every-changing rebalance with every update and boosts. Now I decided to return to see what changed.
1. Boosts are a game-killing feature
I wonder why don’t you still see it, Ludia. Before I uninstalled JWA I had gathered a strong team almost all of 30 lvl. Now the meta is almost the same, I can use all my dinos, but obviously, they are boosted not enough and I get killed by a team with weaker dinos but with more boosts. What can I do to climb higher in the ladder? Collect more DNA? Ride my bike for hours to get new dinos? Level up my team? No, I can’t do anything. Top-100 is permanently closed for me cause only boosts matter. I can get about 100 boosts per week, but that doesn’t change anything cause everyone does.
Moreover, there’s no more need in a VIP account. I’m ready to pay 10$ per month, but what’s the point? Will it make me stronger? No. No additional DNA or coins won’t make any difference. So for the past 1,5 years you haven’t done anything for players who might return to the game. Your core gameplay is worthless now. All I have to do in this game is get my daily incubator, spin green SD and do the boost strikes.
So what do you have? A player that was in top-100. Now I want to return and there’s nothing that could get me higher than I am now.
That’s a little bit fun, but all you have to do is check any available strategy, pick a dino, and tap skills in the right order. And that design for raid features. Taunt circle? I believe that you can sketch this “powerpoint-style” indicator while working on that feature, but keep it in the game? Really? And freeze for few seconds after every round. Have you played any raid yourself? Do you really like how it goes?
Something that never changes is that you can’t still fix in-game chat and donation bugs. I haven’t played for long time, but I’m sure that the game is still full of bugs that nobody fixes.
That illustrates my point. 2,5 years of that “failure” that every Russian player sees almost every day but no one cares.
That’s very sad that so cool setting and so cool idea was released by such a lazy and not professional developer. Very sad.