This is currently not working correctly even if you think it is nice, because that “variety” you speak of is completely paid by the monsters headstart. Yeah what nice variety, that I don’t have any food for 40 seconds. I like variety too I would love for meteorites to sometimes oneshot hunters.
Especially given your information is wrong. People are complaining here because e.g. 4 meat wildlife is missing pretty much all 4 meat wildlife close to the startpoint is missing for me everytime and lots of smaller wildlife.
On the dam I always take the southern path. The first megamouth is always missing ( and will spawn after I passed to delay the hunters ) and even the second one with a chance of roughly 50%. Instead of 6 mammoth birds around the second megamouth I have 1-2 by the time I arrive and when it is time to go there are more which I cannot use anymore.
On rendering plant all southern elites are not there by the time I reach them. Doesn’t matter which path I take the whole bridge area is empty except maybe a reaver. Didn’t go north first yet.
Orbital Drill the area directly north and nort west of the generator is actually inhabited by mammoth birds and that was my old route always quickly snitching 3-4 there BEFORE dropship and then finishing up in the cave. Now I have 0 mammoth birds until the hunters are on the ground.
Medlab I have to go east, because west all 4-meats are missing.
If you know the maps you can see the gravity of this problem