There is often a lot of negativity on here (to which I have contributed). So I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to Ludia for this update. You did it. You got it right. I know not all agree, and some are upset by their dinos being changed pretty drastically. And there are some bugs to work out. But I also feel this update has completely rejuvenated the game.
First off, the “rubberbanding” map issue is gone. I can’t say what a relief it is not to have dinos or supply drops constantly snatched away after clicking on them! Secondly, raids are amazing. I watched my alliance band together to take on Morty over and over and over to help each other (and others) through. We had teams of 2-3 “raid trained” players supporting others, chats going in multiple raid channels; I think we probably ended up with 30 or so alliance members clearing Morty by serious teamwork and communication. I have never seen so many people on our Discord server at once planning and strategizing and helping each other. Alliance members who usually don’t talk or interact came on and strategized and got help, and then helped others. The same thing happened in our sanctuary server, which hosts multiple alliances. It was a beautiful thing.
I have always hated PVP, and I think I still do. But the raids are something completely different and my goal now is to level and boost as many raid support dinos as possible. I never thought I’d see the day when battling for hours straight would be fun for me rather than upsetting and infuriating.
My only complaint right now is we still don’t have the weekly missions working for anyone in our alliance (and never did receive incs from last week’s missions). That is one thing that needs to be resolved ASAP. But overall I’m thoroughly impressed. I was scared we’d have a totally new game on our hands. And we do - but it’s a great one.