Hmm… Gobi’s outline works really great with Cabbot’s Railgun. Had a match with two of them in a team, worked pretty well. It’s only for a short time but it’s easy to spam Gobi and keep up with monster the whole time.
Now, this might be just a biased opinion, but I feel like I find the monster much faster with Crow than with Abe. Yes, both of them require certain amount of luck, but Gobi can cover such a huge area in short amount of time. Finding stage 1 monster was not a problem, while with Abe… it’s usually free stage 2 for monster. Of course, Abe shines in lategame, with darted wildlife and constant tracking, monster is in trouble.
Stasis Gun versus Stasis Grenades… I like the gun more. Sure, granades are area effect and stasis bullets are painfully slow, but once you shot him he is slowed for a duration of time, he can’t just move a little and be free.
Kinetic Rifle vs Shotgun… one can’t deny the amazing ability that is charged kinetic shot. While it doesn’t do much damage it can certainly add up if you keep making hits. It’s highly situational and I don’t think it enabled me to win a losing game, but it did help me win the game faster. It’s also very precise, doesn’t have that spread when shoting rapidly like Abe’s shotgun and I have a feeling as if bullets are only slightly slower than shotgun pellets. Shotgun is probably doing more damage though.
I prefer Crow, but that’s just a personal preference based on playstyle and not actuall numbers as to which one is stronger. As for which one is a better trapper overall… not sure, they both look pretty balanced towards each other and towards other trappers as well.