This is one thing that bugs me§ about this game: when I had to play it on a crappy old Android, that wave of new critters broke the graphics and often made the game crash. Just the mere existence of Smiledon on the map, even if I couldn’t see it because it was behind me, would make the game freeze for a full minute. When the game “thawed” it was still very choppy until I tried to dart it (and the best I could do was like 3, because there was such a lag between what was showing on the screen and what was actually happening in the game. I saw TONS of Smiledon back then.
Then I got a new phone, which could easily handle the graphics. Smiledon made his usual appearance that next Monday, and didn’t break the game! Hallelujah!
Except I never saw another one after that. Seriously. Almost like someone noticed that my phone could handle the graphics so they had to remove it from my field of vision.
That is a perfect metaphor for Lewdia, no?
§ That is such a watered down, weak version of my actual feelings, but even bleeping myself has gotten my comment edited. Because THE EXISTENCE of bleeped language will traumatize THE CHILDREN, or some such nonsense. But if you’re a grownup, or at least reading at a grownup level, I bet if you put on your Thinking Cap, you can imagine something along the lines of what I’m actually thinking… Violence (shooting darts at animals, so we can clone them and make them fight to the death in an arena) is just fine to show those same chillens! but the use of certain four letter words will scar them for life! okay, even if they are too young to read yet, we can’t be too careful. Now go chase those dinos with your drone, so you can shoot darts at them and they can rip each other to shreds! (but don’t forget the sanctuaries; remember to feed a live goat to an Allosaurus. That’s some good clean fun!)