Alliances in their current form provide a much needed feature - the ability to collect dna you don’t normally see. It has the side benefit of helping you hit coin cap too.
However, a realization hit me - though other games also provide this kind of advantage, they are not as dependent on others for you to be competitive as this one us. Why? Because other games generally have a store to spend in game currency on the same thing that they can request for (clash royale, castle crush, others).
Not so here.
Here, what you have is largely dependent upon where and when you can hunt. But even then, you couldn’t guarantee youd see what you needed when you travel to that location.
So scents were born. But even those dont gaurantee youll see what you need. “Neither do stores!” True, but I don’t have to spend in-game currency and 20 minutes of my life to check the store daily.
So this brings us back to my quandry - if you want to stay competitive, you need an alliance that has what you need, and will fill you up twice a day.
Those lucky to have that are in great shape.
The rest of us will have a much harder time staying competitive when you arent getting 1k dna a day of dracorex/dilo/whatever.
So, this game has forced me into a choice - stay competitive and ditch my kids, or stay with my kids and go casual.
I choose to go casual.
Take note Ludia. This is no threat, or anything else. Just observe the situation folks like I are now in, that we weren’t before.