Im just curious of what you think about evac campaign.
Is it too difficult for monster / hunters and how do you win the nest / rescue missions.
The first time i played it, i lost 5 campaigns straight, with 1 or to missions won out of 25 ( its when i was new to evolve ).
then i stopped playing evac for a while, and played ranked Hunt for about 400h , and got bronze elite rank and quite a bit of experience in general.
Then, i thought i should give evac another go, and see if i can win now ( as a monster ) .
Well, everything went exactly as i predicted. I lost all games except the last one. The whole evac seems so heavily hunter favoured( except the last round ) that i cant really even see how its possible to win the nest / rescue missions.
Nest and Rescue are both essentially arena games with Lv 1 monster with handicap.
In rescue, you have to run straight towards downed colonists, to kill them in time. Often, you cant even stop to get some armor because hunters would beat you to colonists then. Then, when you kill one of the colonists…the hunters arrive and you get domed, which often ends the game right there. While in dome, you cant really go after the colonists because…u are level one, and even if you down a colonist, they will revive him ( or worse if laz is in game. )
Then, if you survive the first dome, it repeats again with another 2 colonists, but that time its worse, because you have lost hp and armor in the first dome, and there is no time in between to eat. So…there second round is again, with lv 1 monster, with no armor.
( not a fair fight in any way ).
Going after the incapped colonists in first 2 rounds seems like a useless move.I think the only viable strategy is to ignore first 2 rounds and eat, try to reach Lv 2, so you could have a chance at the last round. But…even then, you are severely incapped, because you need to kill hunters and all colonists to win. When hunters keep you busy, colonists can escape. If even one gets away, you have lost. This means you are committed to the end.
The nest mode,…may seem like its monster favoured, but in reality, its the other way around. Again, if you attack right away, its an arena game with Lv 1 monster.
If you wait and try to get to Lv2, then it means you will have 1 egg left at the final encounter( hunters usually split and kill eggs 2 at a time ), and its Lv 2 game with 1 minion vs hunters with no strikes. Again, it may seem like monster has the upper hand, because he has the minion, but again, skilled hunters ignore the monster, and will kill the minion. And thats what matters. So, in the end, its again a fight with Lv 1 monster( the minion ) In my last game, the minion lasted about 5-6 seconds, which means the whole game was useless. And there is really nothing you can do to protect the minion.
So, here is my question. What should the monster do in those game modes, to have a chance to win.
I have thought about using kraken, and attacking at max distance possible.
An additional and significant bonus to hunters, is that they get to choose the map and mode for each round( its a vote between 4 hunters and 1 monster). So they can effectively counter any buffs monster might get or amplify their own. E.g if hunters get the “reveal monster” buff, then they would choose “Hunt” mode, instead of “rescue” because that buff is significant in hunt, but useless in rescue.
And finally, once you have lost the first 3-4 rounds in a row, you play the Defend round. By that time you have 4 buffs ( i still dont know what they do, or if they have any effect ), but in general, the only way for hunters to win in that round, is to come after and kill the monster. Getting timer win seems impossible atm.
Share your thoughts on Evac campaign.
Also, since i have only won a few times as a monster, im curious of what are the buffs monster can get.
So far ive seen
More food , teleport, eels in rivers, birds more hostile