Ludia, I am extremely dissatisfied. I have been for over a year now. Through the thick and thin, I have stayed. I have been patient. I have been an advocate. And I have also been critical. I did what I could to support this game because at it’s core it’s a phenomenal game. I love JP and JW, and this is the most extensive JP/JW game that I’ve played. And so it breaks my heart to have this game to turn into such muck. I simply want to communicate to them how poorly this game has changed and how I perceive their decisions.
It was a novelty at first with Omega, then I became fed up with Juggy upon unlocking her but tolerated it, and now I’m flat out not amused with the addition of Valk.
@Sionsith said it best here:
- There is no integration with the core game.
With every boss added it’s just the same lame initial update with a new coat of paint. There is very poor diversity among the battles, and they are useless if you don’t invest ludicrous amounts of BDNA to reach higher rewards. Now with several bosses added, what’s the point of leveling any of them up to Level 40??? We’ll just get a new boss in the coming updates, and there’s still no real reason to participate in the Boss Events.
Thus they are just glorified Gyrospheres events, or even Boosters for those vets who remember what they were. You have to go out of your way to make use of the playable bosses, put immense blood, sweat, tears, and time into these events, only to get worthless rewards…
- Worthless Rewards
It’s actually just a lovechild between the Gyrosphere Rewards and Wave events. Most players who’ve I’ve met, dislike Gyrospheres NOT because of their gameplay, but because the rewards are so very poor. The gameplay is so different and requires depth in strategy, but it’s all worthless when the best possible rewards are Common Hybrids… Aka the equivalent of Base-Game Super Rare dinos…
And now with bosses, it’s utilizing the LAME prize wheel mechanics with the highest combined probability being Food and Coins. THEN, those resources come in worthless amounts.
What actually makes it worth doing is the SDNA you get from completing the events. That’s it for me
- Valk introduces dangerous mechanics.
Valk is locked away, and is only obtainable AFTER you obtain both Omega and Juggy. It takes 22,000 to just unlock both of them, and then tack on another 9000 BDNA for Valk.
Every other dino in this game is unlocked when unlock events come up. THE ONLY dinos who need prerequisite dinos are Hybrids, and S-Hybrids. HOWEVER they do NOT need those dinos unlocked. You can obtain 8 Pyroraptors and evolve them to Level 40 without unlocking her, and then fuse her with a Level 40 Carnotaurus which also may or may not be unlocked to obtain the Hybrid, Carnoraptor.
Meanwhile Valk introduces the notion that you have to unlock the dinos, or in this case bosses, before obtaining her.
This is a DANGEROUS test that Ludia is doing, and I will not stand for it. I recall Ludia implementing Prize Wheels into daily events over card packs, and now look how Playable Boss Battles ONLY have Prize Wheels for rewards. Valk might just be a test to see if they can get away with locking dinos behind other dinos with the only unlocks being unlocking prerequisite dinos.
I believe this update will go down infamously as the worst update to this game. It broke SO MUCH of the core game for so many. All we got added was 1 more playable boss and a QoL update to the beacon. (also new dinos I guess but they are released over time). So why does this game crash for a lotta players? Especially after random occurrences AFTER this update was released?
It shows that there is very poor QA testing, which has shown itself as a problem because now CORE MECANICS are breaking. @Jurassic_Fury has voiced the brunt of the issues. I, myself not being able to play ANY EVENT without crashing or reverting.
These core game mechanics breaking now only demonstrate that adding “fluff” like playable bosses just added a nightmare for bug fixing. But Ludia is trying to trudge these murky waters and insist on making these updates and features relevant. And now this game is basically going through a blackout over that weekend where players cannot physically play aspects of this game. Including me, who could not play ANY aspect of this game without crashing and reverting progress. It’s upsetting. Absolutely upsetting. This should have never made it through QA. I understand mistakes happen, but I have seen such poor PR from Ludia, and so this blackout spans Ludia’s communications as well.
The issues keep growing:
And to be totally honest, this update is just the last straw that I have been able to put up with.
- I rate it 10/250 compensation
Obviously 250 DB for compensation makes up for the entire week I spent NOT playing. I guess I’m an actual fool for thinking the compensation would be the bare minimum… This is actually the rotten slag of the bottom of the barrel as far as compensation goes. Funny how Ludia has given out more compensation for previous bugs than the 250 DB for an unstable build of the game.
Then players like @Jurassic_Fury and I just get swept to the side, and nevermind the support we have poured into this game. There is obviously no respect here.
On one hand, I’m thankful that this game is receiving a plethora of friendly faces to this game. On the other hand, it’s a cop out of actual development of this game.
It’s like I’m paying for the experiences of JW;TG, but getting hand-me-down content from Alive. Dare I say, it’s not even that good of content???
Nothing but Gen 2 ports. Pretty much all have extremely similar stats and are ALL tournament legendary, aside from Ankly Gen 2 who pushed Wuerho to SG status:
Image courtesy of @Cagkan_Coskun
Dilophoba was a breath of fresh air, and I wish that Ludia would bring more Hybrids and S-Hybrids from the game instead of basic dinos of whom all become Tournament Dinos with lame and similar stats.
Then with Ankly Gen 2 it shows that Ludia is willing to have Gen 2s in different rarities, which hasn’t happened since the release of Gen 2s with Trex and Velociraptor.
Thus the tournament scene has become cumbersome and oversaturated with these new dinos, of which are useless to new players and late-game players such as myself, where I only care about collectability factor.
These dinos can easily be added in different rarities, allowing for easier ports of Hybrids and S-Hybrids of whom don’t have to be Tournament-Hybrid status.
All in all, I am done supporting Ludia and patting them on the back when they do something. I am done sugar coating my dissatisfactions for this game. Ludia has absolutely been disrespectful and if they don’t want to care about player input then I don’t want to care about Ludia’s bottom line.
This game is only a shell of what it used to be.