I find it hard to say whether I agree with this or not. On one side I think that Ludia needs us to spend money or watch the videos so they can continue producing content and keep the servers running, but on the other hand there is so much negligence that leeching off them might be a way to show them that they should listen to their customers better.
If we all stop paying, then they have a problem, and maybe won’t even bother with the game anymore and abandon it. That, or they will listen and give us what we want. And then some of us will start paying again? I’m not sure. We’ll just have to wait and see what they decide
Personally I find 10 bucks a month a lot. It’s almost as much as a game like World of Warcraft, which is a massive scale 10000x larger, so I find it just too steep for the amount of fun and variety you can get in this game.
I would maybe pay 3 euros a month, and I wouldn’t even need any benefits from that. As long as the game quality keeps increasing. Preferably everyone pays the same and gets no benefits. This way it’s more equal and less pay to win.
TBH, when you have VIP, you just get a bit more coins and a bit more DNA. That’s it. It just means you get to create and level your dinos a bit quicker and might end up at the leader board a tad higher.
Without VIP, you have shorter darting sessions, so more different dinos to dart in the same time, you get to spend more time (=fun) on collecting and creating dinos, and all that’s different in the end is that you are probably lower on the leader board. Any difference? Just a number. Really.