In light of a recent discussion with @Kitt, @Atrinoch and @Btubnfj that can be found here; it’s it’s come to my attention that Goliath now always leaves tracks as long as he isn’t sneaking meaning that even whilst mid-air using his traversals he is leaving footprints below him.
Now I understand that the game is actively being made more accessible so it is available to a wider audience but a line has to be drawn the the sand somewhere. This is too ridiculous and I’m not pulling the “Lore” or “Immersion” card here, I’m pulling the “Gameplay” card. How and more importantly why does he leave tracks behind? It wasn’t nearly impossible to keep track of a Goliath before and it certainly wasn’t a problem that he didn’t leave tracks while airborne so what reason would you have for this change.
You can literally watch a Goliath leap into the air and not touch it for 20 meters or more and then when he lands you can see that he had left footprints behind him as he flew through the air. Are Goliath’s suddenly Mr.Fantastic and their legs stretch to disproportional lengths to carry them to a higher altitude before shrinking to normal size? Why and for what reason was this?
Anyways; enough about all of that and my annoyance with it, onto what I plan on doing about it.
Give Goliath a traversal track instead of his normal tracks. Kraken flies through the air leaving behind disapperated plasma on the ground in his wake, Wraith leaves track for “Gameplay” purposes and because I guess she leaves ectoplasm or something in her wake and Gorgon has visible webbing coming from her abdomen that also attracts more grubs to her as she goes.
Give Goliath his own traversal track, have him leave a dirt particle effect falling off his hands/feet as he flies through the air and have a track made from small lines or piles of dirt as he flies. This would allow you to still have your unnecessary tracking on the Goliath when he’s airborne without having the illogical means of his feet apparently leaving the tracks.
Or you could, you know, just remove tracking him in the air altogether. Not like the Planet Scanner, Daisy, Survey Satellite, Gobi, Tracking Darts, and more can’t make up for those short 20m distances without tracks.