Trigger warning - personal opinion.
Roughly at 5000 in aviary and I personally think the unique event was a huge mistake. While it gave everyone a chance to get some unique dinos on their squad, it also helped to artificially inflate the levels of the uniques that people already have. I myself had just created tryko, and was able to level it right up to 25 with the event. I feel uniques should be (have been?) the dinos you strive for. You grind (or spend a pile of money) to get them. You learn how to use them and develop your abilities in the arena.
Now I am facing nothing but 26+ trykos and 28/30 thors. It has created monsters in the arena that are akin to the old fashioned OP stegod. Over leveled with ease and able to bash on everything. Distract? Doesn’t do a whole lot when these things crit, especially when they are leveled so high that they can pretty much one shot (with a crit) most anything. Shields are useless, armor is useless. Now, I don’t think these are OP dinos, but it sucks that they’re all over the place.
It also has accelerated the boring repetitive nature of the arena. Oh boy… now everyone has the same dinos. Even I’m guilty of it (to a degree). There is an extreme lack of variety in teams.
What do others think? Does the arena need a MAJOR shake up?