Yes, I cheat - I spoof my location.
But hear me out and then curse me for the cheater that I am.
I started out like everyone here, excited about this new game for which I had registered for a release notification. I did it all - hunted dinos while going on walks, staying on the bus longer than needed to see what else was there, purchased VIP membership and started buying cash during the “sales”. I had now become a paid player, a committed player - point of no return.
I’d look at all the other players atop the ivory hill with their mega hybrids - hoping to get some of my own. This was definitely not possible for me as I stayed and worked in a camp for 11 months in a year which wasn’t big enough to generate new dinos. I started buying the VIP incubators for cash and DNA. This was super expensive and just useless.
Then I found out about location spoofing, ironically from Ludia’s fair play & cheaters policy. This changed everything. I would now roam the streets around the world hunting dinos and opening supply drops. I quickly started unlocking hybrids and with the help of ongoing in-app purchases and started upgrading them. Now after 21 months, I have five level 30 beasts, maxed out with boosts; followed by an army of level 26+ hybrids. At the peak of my resources, I had more than 10 million coins and about 500,000 cash, all courtesy in-app purchases and location spoofed incubators and supply drops.
Then last week I was caught spoofing and my account was suspended for 72 hrs. Now I’m back online but I can’t play tournaments against other players. I am stuck on 6200 trophies, with no way of going up or down. This is what I deserved for spending close to 2000 USD on VIP membership and in-app purchase (yes, I spend hard earned money on mobile games). I still have half a million coins and about 170,000 cash in my account. But now I realised it’s all useless if I can’t play tournaments. I can still hunt, collect DNA, open incubators, battle AI - but no tournaments.
I knew I was cheating the moment I started spoofing, but it seemed okay considering the situation I was in - living and working in a camp which you can cross by foot in 30 mins. I thought that I was “giving back” to Ludia by in-app purchases and to my alliance by contributing majorly to the weekly targets.
But alas, cheating is cheating. Location spoofing is cheating and I did it. I don’t have any regrets in doing so - I didn’t hurt anyone - all I did was take an escalator instead of climbing the ladder. I don’t have any complaints against other players who used mods to generate coin & cash or who use backdoor hacking the code to get level 30 commons. Ludia banned me in spite of me spending a ton of money on the game - that’s unbiased commitment to their terms of service.
Anyways, I’ll keep logging in to the game and trying my luck with tournaments, but I’m not too hopeful about it. Eventually I’ll have to quit the game all together, but today’s not the day. Let’s keep trying!!!
Good luck everyone.