I think there should be more information on the UI. Add numbers everywhere. Timers, a clock telling me the real time and the in-game fictional time, a constant match timer of how long is left, and numbers to represent HP so I can tell EXACTLY how many HP I have left… the difference between 54 and 52HP is VITAL, in alpha the number of times I died after telling someone I THINK I have 30% left and they chose to heal someone who thought they had 26% left… Man, something needs to be done. Also, numbers should pop up when I shoot things (Borderlands style). There should be icons telling me exactly where the monster is, which direction, and when I start moving towards it, there should be a timer telling me how long I will get to the monster at my current speed.
Also, some hunters have abilities that affect other hunters. I propose we remove all abilities and just leave them with guns, to be on the safe side. Actually, I also think that losing is unfair on me, as it unbalances my stats. But winning is unfair for other players, as it gives them a feeling of superiority over me. Therefore I suggest we MUST remove winning and losing. Keep the game the same but, no matter who wins, just declare each game a draw.
Whilst we’re discussing game modes, I feel some don’t scream ‘competitive’ in the way they should. Add loading screen tips that read “This mode IS competitive” to every mode. Perhaps a watermark across the screen that reads the same, too? Maybe when a hunter dies, instead of viewing what his teammates are doing, they view a blank screen with those words in the middle as a reminder.
Most people don’t care about XP, so just start everyone on max XP and give an achievement for starting the game (some people care about those, after all). Remove all of the perks, and let people play all ranks of hunter from the start. If the mechanics take time to learn, people will just teach themselves whilst being confused and will in no way stop playing. Oh, and Battlefield can handle like 64 players, so Evolve is probably okay for that too, and balanced for it too I guess, no reason to think it’s not. Therefore we should have a 48 vs 12 mode at the very least.
Having to pay for DLC is kind of annoying, so I propose that TRS just give us everything for free for the foreseeable future. They should continue supporting the game, making new monsters, hunters and maps, and it should all be free. We pay for the game, after all, so why shouldn’t we be rewarded with endless free content?
All in the name of fun… but really, some people’s suggestions aren’t too far off
We just need something to keep up busy until release! Oh, for a PC beta…