I think that I can agree with both sides of the argument or that I would like to try to anyways.
As with many mobile or trading games these days, to be the best, you have to pay, rather then use your brain and demonstrate your skills. (Yes, the most common sense of a way to beat a dino is to have a higher lvl) E.g. lvl 10 stegosaurus vs lvl 5 stegosaurus.
However - With the introduction of epic, legendary and unique dinos - Well that’s just a kick in the teeth, especially lets be honest for most of us, who can only manage to catch a handful of dinos every day - I am not even going to go into the amount of coins you need to start upgrading from level 16 onward.
So - yes you think to yourselves logically or after hours of game-play, pale looking eyes and aching hands, let me buy some gear to really beef up my attack! Well - Let me put it this way - who ever through a penny into a fountain and saw a million dollars come back at them?
You don’t lol and that’s what this game is all about - it’s kind of like gambling and I think that somebody should look into that, cause I don;t think that everyone can just walk away so quickly after spending a bit of money and realising that this is a business, like many other games or trading cards etc out there.
So - you have a choice here like someone has mentioned of doing what you can and just to have a bit of fun sensibly! Set goals of what you want to achieve, but don’t get to obsessed! It’s a game and yes a very cruel one, especially with the amount of glitches and cheaters - By cheaters I don’t mean anyone spending £1000’s on the game, but those that hack the system and I am sorry, but Ludia has always been to late to sort this out and doesn’t care!
So lastly, the games addictive yes and has flaws abd lots of them - You think you can become the ultimate champion by spending £10 - £100 - £1000 - infact even if you spent £10,000 on this game you would end up denting your bank balance and still get frustrated lol!
My advice would be to try the lottery… Oh and if you win, don’t forget your little friend here