Finally got my copy from eBay in the mail last night! So I booted it up, ran through the tutorials, and jumped online.
First match, I’m dropped in as Slim in the middle of a game. Fuck. I hate joining at the 12 minute mark. We died within 5 minutes of me joining. Okay, next game.
I get my preferred choice as Monster and proceeded to land a stage 1 team wipe by camping at the top of a spire with level 3 rock throw.
My next 6 games are all Monster, and… I feel bad. The folks I kept getting matched up with were getting butchered. I had to deliberately force myself to engage at Stage 2, even if I could easily grab Stage 3. And usually, the match ended with the first fight.
I’m assuming when I rank up I’ll start seeing some coordinated teams and start getting my ass kicked, but as a first impression since Beta… I suppose I enjoyed playing Monster, but I also feel really bad for those folks who’s time was wasted on a ridiculously bad matchup. Poor guys wasted 10-15 minutes a piece chasing nothing and dying on first contact. That’s got to be boring as shit for them.
(That said, that’s why I prefer being the monster)