I’m probably going to get a lot of heat for this. Whether you guys choose to read it ir not is on you. But I would like to take a moment or two to explain why Jurassic World Alive is not “pay2win”.
I’ve been seeing a bunch of posts here, all complaining that this game is “pay2win” when in actuality it isn’t. This game is not any kind of rpg, has no real progression like beating a boss, and no dlc (downloadable content). It’s not like other mobile games out there where real world cash would be required to progress. But why not this one? Why not JWA?
Because this game is not meant to be played like those who empty their bank accounts perceive.
This game is meant to be played how players are supposed to be playing the game: getting outside, stretching their legs, getting fresh air in their lungs, and actually looking for dinosaurs. Why do you think the prices are so high for incubators? Because those who’d rather sit around spending their cash on a free mobile game instead of something of greater significance fail to see that Ludia is telling us to play the game as it’s meant to be played.
Sure, we have hackers and spoofers that can ruin the game. Though some players may spoof for reasons other than cheating. For example, if the weather’s not favorable (if it’s too hot, humid, or too cold, raw out), if they’re injured, if they can’t otherwise move around as freely (having jobs included), they may spoof. Nothing wrong with innocent spoofing. As long as they aren’t going crazy with it, it’s not fully cheating in my eyes. Now using a third-party source to give yourself more gold and cash, hacking for insta-wins/loses, taking away attack buttons, you crossed a line, several, actually. Why bother playing the game if that’s all you’re gonna do?
Let’s also talk about Event Dinos real quick, and why it’s a good idea to only have one try for Legendaries and Uniques. This is another one I see quite a bit. Imagine if you will an Indoraptor in the first Arena, and you’re the new player with a Lv1 Sarchosuchas. Does that sound fair to you? Sure, the arena is messed up, yes, but they are not matching for levels; they’re matching the amount of trophies you have. That’s why you’re facing a T-Rex in Mt. Sibo. Do you see what I’m getting at? The reason why the dna totals per dart, as well as the one shot is so no one is super overpowered from the getgo. Ludia is very smart making that the way it is.
Is JWA “pay2win”? Only if you make it so. You have no one to blame but yourself if you decide to drain your bank accounts into a free mobile game. Get outside, play it how it’s meant to be played. Want ViP? Go for it, it’s beneficial. Other than that, don’t waste your money on a play2win free game; save it for that car payment.
P.S. I’d like to add something extra. Guys, this game is still new. It’s going to take time to update things to a point it’s “easier” for all players. I’ve made posts about what Ludia could do, like turning in coins for cash, the dna trading, etc. It’s only been a couple months, everyone. Give the game a chance. There’s a lot that goes into making any kind of game, and turning a fun experience into a bad one because you ended up ruining it for yourself and/or others, isn’t helping in the slightest. Also as I’ve said numerous times, I don’t care for rank. Being the “best of the best” isn’t worth it to me. I play for the fun. I love dinosaurs, always have. Aside from Dinosaur Battles, this is probably the best dino game I’ve seen in a long time. You’re collecting dinosaurs. There’s a “simplistic” battle system where things don’t get out of control, and no type dis/advantages either. While it could use some sprucing up, I think it’s fine as it is.