And those examples have been criticized too. The bears have been a constant discussion since day 1 when it comes to "similar" animals. And the Arctic wolf was an unpopular one during the first DLC releaseUnnecessary because we already have the gharial? We have animals on the game that are much similar between them (brown bear and Himalayan brown bear, the two giant tortoises, two tigers, two wolves and dingo). The gharial and false gharial are not even the same genus, like some of the previous examples.
While I wouldn't ask for free animals (part of my upbringing ) I agree with DLC for completely new animals.I always thought that those similar animals should have been included on the free updates, leaving the DLC's for the completely new animals.
Literally all of these have been points of contention, as NL_Mutso says. There are 'clone' animals that I want as well (I'd still love the Sumatran tiger, despite already having two other tigers, and the black-and-white ruffed lemur), but I'd sooner see some completely new animals added.(brown bear and Himalayan brown bear, the two giant tortoises, two tigers, two wolves and dingo).
The line is blurred with animals like the Malayan tapir (or, say, the white rhinoceros). They are different enough, I think, that it wouldn't cause too much drama. The dingo is a good example of that - although the fact that it is a wolf subspecies has been cited as a reason for not wanting it, for me at least that wasn't the biggest issue; for me, the dingo was disappointing because it meant we weren't getting the Tasmanian devil. Point being, while some 'clone' animals would probably be welcome additions by much of the community (as the dingo was), there will still be instances where people will be left wondering what we didn't get instead (such as the Tasmanian devil).I'd also love to see the Sumatran tiger in the future, as they are the subspecies that are on my local zoo. I just wanted to point that a similar animal doesn't mean an unnecessary animal in all cases (for example, the Malayan tapir). I can't complain about those "clones" as in my wishlist there are some of them
And even if that slot was going to be a crocodilian, I'd prefer the mugger crocodile or Chinese alligator.Looking at the false gharial, what kind of pack would it be included in? If we assume a continent pack, then that would be Asia. If we assume we're only getting four animals, would you really want the false gharial over something that we don't already have a version of in the game? What if we missed out on, say, the small-clawed otter, or the binturong, or the fishing cat?