Hello all. first off i would like to thank all of you who like, questioned, or commented on my last post, means alot. counting down the last few days until lauch has had me going back and looking over some of my beta gameplay and doing so realized one big problem i had while playing as bucket that i thought i should bring up to the community and get there opinions on it.
i have to start off by saying i very much enjoy playing as Bucket, definitely in my top 3 favorite hunters. And because of this i have tried to master all of his abilities. But i have run into a problem the UAV ability. for those of you that dont know Bucket can detach his head from his body(hes a robot so dont freak out) and use it as a reconnaissance drone of sorts that can be used to track the monster for a short amount of time. a very useful ability you would think considering most of Evolves gameplay is locating and trapping the monster. however i couldnt help noticing some things that should have been done differently. As of in the Beta, Buckets UAV cannot track monsters in stealth. this winds up being so annoying since most good monters stalk around crouched. Nothing is more stressful when you’re flying around for 3 minutes trying to locate the monster and when you finally do, it wont allow you to apply the track. Even though you can clearly physically see the monster right in front of you.
Things i would change/tweek
- Make the UAV able to track crouched monsters, at a reduced rate.
instead of the 10 seconds that you need to hold the reticle over the
monster, make it like 16.
- Make it so the player can “spot” (tagging with r3) while in UAV mode. This would be helpful when the player isnt immediately hunting for the monster. Such as locating wildlife with perks or marking monster tracks or any other thing to give the rest of your squad a heads up.
- This is not as important as the previous 2 but i think it would be neat if the UAV made a small buzzing noise that the monster could pick up on while in smell mode. This would alert the monster player that the UAV is relatively close by and should either run or attempt to hide from it; instead of just crouching.
Please let me know what you think, all types of criticism are excepted just keep it productive and clean, thanks.