Yes they did, and now we have “good” monsters complaining that their game has been ruined because their “never fight until the conditions are perfect” tactics have been obliterated. I’m not shedding a tear over it, personally
Again, I don’t feel this is an issue with anything other than monster tactics. You said yourself, good monsters will be almost evolve ready at the first engagement, if not ready, so I don’t know how they’re then getting domed on the evolve too, especially with the extra duration of in-combat stamina recharge?
I’m being coarse, but my point made stands. People are acting like as a monster you can allow yourself to be close to hunters and yet wonder why you get domed. I’m not saying “sit around sniffing”, that’s got to be the most stupid thing anyone would do right now if the hunters were anything other than on the edge of your range. If the hunters are looking like they’e getting close, then keep moving, and don’t let them get close. If you’re having issues with that, especially with the jetpack nerfs, then I highly recommend the smell range perk so that you can keep ahead of the curve.
You literally can decide not to be nearby. Don’t get yourself in a corner, use your wallhacks, take the perk that helps you guarantee wallhacks at the range necessary, and keep evading and juking.
But as I said to the other guy, clearly we’re not going to agree on what consittuted skill vs technique + luck, so I’ll leave it here for now