First of all, VIP membership is not mandatory to play JWA, unlike some of you may think. In addition to offering players the option of purchasing in-game items with real money, Ludia is providing players the option to subscribe to a monthly VIP membership. This membership provides exclusive in-game items and bonuses to facilitate your progression through the game.

The VIP subscription is currently offered at a monthly rate of US $9.99/CAD $12.99. The membership will auto-renew itself unless you cancel it prior to the renewal date which is provided to you by Ludia via email.

In this article, we will go through the perks of the VIP subscription and provide you with our insight to determine whether or not it’s worth the money.

What is included? In-game bonuses

Bonus Comment Sprite
1 Epic Incubator Without the membership, it has an approximate value of US $25.00/CAD $32.00 (for a level 9 player’s Epic Incubator, the price increases as you level up)  
Improved Drone Battery Drone’s battery life increased by .33  
Increased Drone Launch Range Maximum range distance to launch the drone is increased from 150 meters to 200 meters.
Enhanced Supply Drops Bonuses Increased chances of receiving hard cash through Supply Drops + Increased of daily coins’ cap  

Is it worth it?

In short, yes it is definitely worth it if you can spare it on a monthly basis. The Epic Incubator alone is more than 50% off with the VIP membership. Plus, considering that the price for Incubators increases as you level-up, VIP is certainly worth it if you wish to purchase one Epic Incubator alone. At least for 1 month in order to obtain the Epic Incubator.

Furthermore, the increase of distance and battery life combined together certainly make the collecting of DNA easier. On average, we were able to gather around 100 DNA per collection sequence (before VIP), but we are now able to gather around 150 DNA and sometimes up to 200 DNA with the VIP bonuses. Considering how some Dinosaurs are rare, it certainly facilitates the fusion of some Dinosaurs that you will encounter once a week!

As for hard-cash, the odds of receiving hard-cash through Supply Drops is increased. Although it doesn’t make up for the amount of money that you have invested into the game for the VIP membership, it certainly helps to make some small purchases or open an incubator early!

In terms of Coins, the VIP membership increases your daily cap of coins as per below. Basically, the membership doubles your daily coins’ cap.

Level Coins’ Cap without VIP Coins’ Cap with VIP
1 1,500 3,000
2 1,700 3,400
3 2,100 4,200
4 2,400 4,800
5 2,700 5,400
6 3,000 6,000
7 3,300 6,600
8 3,700 7,400
9 4,000 8,000
10 4,300 8,600
11 4,600 9,200
12 4,900 9,800
13 5,200 10,400
14 5,600 11,200
15 5,900 11,800
16 6,200 12,400
17 6,500 13,000
18 6,800 13,600
19 7,100 14,200
20 7,500 15,000

Finally, below are the details as provided by Ludia. We strongly recommend going through it before going forward and subscribing.

Parting Words

As we previously, mentioned, we do believe that the VIP membership is worth it, provided that you are willing and financially capable of sparing the money.

If you believe that this makes the game “Pay2Win”, all we can say is: “What makes you win the game?” Just like Pokémon GO, JWA has a very wide range of areas where a player can decide to perform, and without a ranking system in place, no one is really winning. The membership will merely facilitate your progression in the game.

What do you think? Let us know below and make sure to join the discussion on the MetaHub Discord server here!

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