Your friendly JW:A player coming to you again with another feedback thread. This one is a little more serious than the others, as this is a feature that is fueled by real world money.
The problem I am noticing is that the VIP feature +33% range and +33% time on your drone is essentially “undone” by the Dinosaur Escape feature. In many cases when attempting to get Rare, and more commonly with Epic rarity, I find I am loosing out on anywhere between 3 to 5 seconds of time left as the creature escapes, leaving me wondering what the point of investing in VIP is, when I lose that 33% bonus to time.
The most noticeable of the trends is; “the larger the dinosaur, the more occurrence you meet the creature escaped mechanic.” After a certain amount of DNA is collected, the larger dinosaurs dart for the barrier without changing direction and a much greater speed than smaller dinos, even of the same rarity. I can collect Ankylosaurus or Pyroraptor DNA all day without running into the Creature Escape, but a T-Rex will hit it every time.
While I thoroughly understand the need for such a feature, to prevent those who hack with infinite drone battery life from gaining infinite DNA in a single run, it is mitigating the usefulness of VIP. My suggestion would be this, slow down larger dinosaur speed by 33%. This will allow VIP users to collect DNA from their paid benefit and will still allow the anti-cheat mechanic to fire on those who go way above and beyond the intended battery life.
The range aspect does not appear to be affected by this and is a very welcome feature when it’s gross outside and/or in the winter!
Thanks! Looking forward to more content!