I was really looking forward to boosts 2.0. On paper it looks so good - in practice? Nuh-uh. Nope. No way.
Boosts are at such a premium now (unless you can just buy them all) that the best thing to do is apply them to a select few dinos, and just hope you get one or two on your team for each battle. Protect them at all costs - they are the key to winning. I just fought a battle where I faced L30 unboosted dilo, then L30 unboosted utarinex and defeated them both - then super boosted L30 procera struts out and wrecks my team. It’s not the first time.
What are your crutches? I’ll admit, I have mine. Last “season” I experimented and super boosted 3 creatures - Maxima, Quetz, and DC. I finished 35th (right now I’m about 800 - pay to win is indeed the case). I pulled them all out and now I have super boosted indom and indom2. I get both? I can be pretty confident. I get one? I still have a good shot. I get neither? Forget it, I’m likely toast (though this could also be because I now refuse to play with uniques, and usually just have in my epic team + indom).
Oddly though, it seems a bit like crutches have allowed for some variety, as people can play around with other creatures while keeping their 3 or so powerhouses on the team.
Still, it’s pretty lame that boosts 2.0 only shifted the problems, and didn’t really fix anything.