Holy crap do I wish I were recording and this just happened too. So I join a random game and it had given me the option to take over the Goliath bot. So I did. It was just as the game was beginning but the bot left a big trail of nothing but paw prints for the hunters to follow so I use this to my advantage. I lead the tracks further and go on a ‘detour’. After a while of sneaking and eating slowly.
The hunters caught me in a dome and I didn’t realize these were experienced players at the time. So I thought, "Alright, I got full armor and there’s a lot of space to move around, let’s try to get a few easy down penalities. So as I fought and leaped, I was able to damage them but not down any of them because they were a well coordinated team so I waited out the dome and leaped for my life while only having 2 1/2 bars of health left (remember I’m only stage 1). So I was running for the life of me but of course one of the players was an Abe so I had trouble getting out of line of sight especially with those stasis grenades and while I’m slowed, he’d dart me but once a leap would recharge, I’d book it. I got domed again but I was able to take out the Hank player and the Maggie player resulting in a down penalty each with about 4 bars of armor to spare (remember, still stage 1). I leap and leap and leap and climb over anything to complicate their precision. Finally after a clever outwitting, I lost the hunters for a brief moment while I made sure to get enough energy for stage 2 and so I evolved while I had the opportunity.
As soon as I was finished evolving, the hunters were right on my trail and closing in. I waited for the Assault to pass and right after he did I leaped for my life again, while taking a few rounds from the support which was funny enough that he was far from the group and right where I was heading. I knew not to engage so I climbed the cliff and kept running. I ran and ate every little creature I could get knowing I’d have enough time before they were right on me, but soon after I got full armor, they domed me again. I had to make sure to take down the Hank so he couldn’t cover Val so I made sure to get right on him. As soon as I got him down he called in an orbital on me but I knew better than to stay so I leaped away and leap smashed the already wounded trapper thus, giving me to opportunity to kill the last two. As the hunters were reviving the trapper, I focused on trying to get the last two hunters, so I got the assault after his final attempt to get me after I lost my armor but he was downed. I looked for the last hunter but they escaped. So I ran to go evolve.
So I find some striders and killed them then immediately evolved to stage 3. Since I had snacks left over I was able to get armor as quickly as possible after evolving in case they felt gutsy enough to dome me again in case they caught up again. But they didn’t. So I killed a couple more striders to get more armor, once I had more than 3/4 armor, I saw the timer for the reinforcements was about up so I decided to make my way to the power relay. But as soon as I was almost there, the screen froze and the pop-up appeared saying DXGI_DEVICE_HUNG_ERROR.
You have no idea how pissed I was. I almost punched something because this error happens all the time and I haven’t seen the devs recognize it in any manner and neither have the other players that commented in the thread about the same error. That is what ruins it for me. When I go against overwhelming odds and get punished for it because of a bad PC port. I mean you’ve seen the controls tab right? It’s an xbox controller display instead of a mouse and keyboard display. I really hope they fix this in the next patch. It would be greatly appreciated like they have no idea how happy they’d make me let alone the others having this issue. Thanks for reading this. Man I wished I filmed it because it would’ve had you on your toes and would’ve given you the same, “WTF” reaction I got. Peace.