Weekly Calendar Explained
Before we dive in to the week, we'll break down how the weekly event calendar works. First, each day is considered started at 10am Eastern on that day. It is possible that wherever you live, it might actually be the previous or next day, so we wanted to help clarify how they determine what day it is. At this time, event creatures & strike towers will be updated as applicable. This information is also noted on the calendar.
Ever wonder why some weeks we’re given 45 attempts on commons and others only 18 or 27? The reason for this is that the volume of attempts is a simple math calculation based on the rarity and number of options. Take the rarity base number and multiply by the number of options and voila, you have your total allowed attempts! Having more variety in the options yields that many more attempts. The flip side is it may be more difficult to find the creature(s) you favor. Below details the number of attempts assigned to each rarity which is used to determine how many attempts you receive (though occasionally, they stray from this math). This is the total you are allotted across all options, so it is important to select your choices wisely.
- Common = 9 per
- Rare = 6 per
- Epic = 3 per
- Legendary/Unique = 1 total
They recently started putting the number of attempts on the calendar again and sometimes stray from the above. Refer to the calendar for the confirmed counts. Each rarity has a different length of time the spawn lasts followed by a different length of time until respawn after despawn. Commons will last 1 hour with about 5 minutes between, Rares last 3 hours with about 15 minutes in between, and Epics last 6 hours with upward of 30 minutes in between.
All strikes and trials are represented on the calendar with the level of difficulty along with how long they last (1 day or 2 days). The trials are shown along the very bottom in gray boxes.
Featured Creatures: Commons
Monday - Tuesday: 36 Attempts
- Deinocheirus (Global Anytime) (Diloracheirus)
- Deinonychus (Global Anytime) (Poukaidei>Poukandactylus)
- Tanycolagreus (Global Anytime) (Quetzorion)
- Velociraptor (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex>Erlidominus/Indoraptor, Indoraptor)
This is a week where none of the commons truly stand out to us. All four are available everywhere, all the time, so you should have little problem acquiring by hunting and/or scenting. If we were to extend even the smallest of preference, it would be Deinonychus ("Nike"), as it has been available for the least amount of time. We would recommend darting whatever crosses your path, as 36 is a lot of attempts and doesn't feel worth the time to try and target anything in particular. Our Discord community agrees as an overwhelming majority of those who participated in our weekly poll plan to do just that.
Featured Creatures: Rares
Wednesday - Friday: 18 Attempts
- Arctops (Event Exclusive) (Acrocanthops)
- Gorgonops (Global Short Range) (Dakotanops)
- Haast Eagle Gen 2 (Wednesday) (Aquilamimus)
Using our rule of exclusivity, our top recommendation for the week would be Arctops followed by Eagle2 then Gorgo. It's really difficult to find reason to target anything other than Arctops. It's the most exclusive and has what seems to be the best hybrid of the bunch. All 3 hybrids do have potential for future supers, so perhaps there is a reason to maybe allocate your attempts. And just because we can't find much reason doesn't mean others can't. Here's what some of our friends in our Discord had to say:
"I'll dart a few Gorgonops in case Dakotanops gets a good superhybrid. I'm still putting the bulk of my attempts on Arctops though" -DimLug
"Gorgonops I'm doing because I don't see it often and because I need to get Dakotanops" -SonicNTGD
Featured Creatures: Epics
Saturday - Sunday: 9 Attempts
- Blue (Event Exclusive) (Indoraptor Gen 2
- Haast Eagle (Event Exclusive) (Poukaidei>Poukandactylus)
- Troodon (Local 4 Day/Dawn/Dusk)
This will make for a tough decision as 2 out of 3 options are Event Exclusive. It probably goes unsaid, but we will not be giving Troodon our top recommendation of this group. It doesn't currently have a hybrid nor will it be receiving one in the update this week.
The same can not be said for the other two. I'll repeat my spiel on Eagle from January: We also know Haast Eagle is responsible for the Poukaidei which is responsible for the Poukandactylus who ot long ago got a little positive modification. We could also be in for future modifications. Creatures like Monolorhino have gone from dud to super stud, and who's to say Poukan can't receive the same treatment one day?
But what about Blue? Not long ago, we'd have been screaming at you to choose Blue the same we did last week about choosing Rhino. Indo2 once ruled the realm, but that has not been the case for several updates. We would still give Blue a slight edge due to her potential as an individual in tournament. Like the rares, we don't feel you can go totally wrong with either Event Exclusive choice.
Interestingly enough, as of writing, our voting poll has more people saying they will choose whatever crosses their path than Blue or Troodon. Over 50% of those who voted selected Haast as their main choice. Here are a couple of reasons given in support of Troodon:
"Troodon I'm doing because I don't need to level blue's or haast's hybrids" - SonicNTGD
"Personal goals" - TroodonYT
"I've already got poukandactylus, and outside of a few apex raids it's not that good so I don't think I have much of a reason to dart haast. Troodon on the other hand has hybrid potential" -DimLug
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events will also be Fast themed. With successful completion of Strikes, you will be rewarded the same creatures found at event drops this week.
Trials, however, will be Fleeing themed. Successful completion can reward:
- Gallimimus (Common)
- Hatzegoperyx (Common)
- Stygilmoloch Gen 2 (Common)
- Arambourgiania (Rare)
- Ornithomimus (Rare)
- Scaphognathus (Rare)
- Darwinopterus (Epic)
- Pachycephalosaurus (Epic)
- Stygimoloch (Epic)
We have multiple dino specific strikes this week. On Wednesday, we will have a Haast Eagle Gen2 strike. The strike on Friday will feature the brand new DODO! Sunday will feature the usual Epic Trial. Finally, we've got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Tuesday (Attack), Thursday (HP), and Saturday (Speed).
There is a basic scent strike on Monday, and the themed scent on Thursday looks to be Crocodylidae. When activated, this scent can draw the following creatures:
- Nundasuchus (Common)
- Purussaurs Gen 2 (Common)
- Sarchosuchus (Common)
- Kaprosuchus (Rare)
- Postosuchus (Rare)
- Purussaurus (Rare)
- Gryposuchus (Epic)
On Sunday, we will have the treasure chase where the chests refresh hourly for you to collect up to 25,000 coins! The boxes reset at 8pm Eastern, so you actually have a chance for up to 50,000 cons if you are able to max both time frames.
This week continues Antarctovenator pursuit, so keep your eyes out for the Epic Concavenator!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
May is upon us, and our new daily award will be the Event Exclusive, Diplodocus! Do everything you can not to miss out on collecting this super valuable DNA every day. The arena season reward will be Tuoj!
"Round two" of Tenontorex Alliance Championships continues this week with an Epic (All) Advantage tournament for Dilo2 & TRex2 DNA! Looks like they set up the tournaments properly this month where the Exclusive DNA will happen during the Exclusive DNA tournament. We will also be in the middle of a BOOST SHUFFLE for this tournament, so be prepared for a wild ride. In celebration of the upcoming 3rd anniversary, there are some bonus rewards depending on what tier your alliance finishes this 5 week Alliance Championships!
Free Cash Link
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Fast week certainly leaves us anything but furious with some more opportunity at exclusive DNA. It's also refreshing to see them reworking themes rather than never adding newer creatures to the choices. Coupled with an update on Tuesday with a boost shuffle event to follow, we look forward to a wonderful week ahead. New for 2021, we are going to reach out for more community input on these weekly event roundups. Join our Discord Server and let us know what you're darting and why! We look forward to your input and hope to see you on there!