We all feel it, after you played a few rounds of the monster. Maybe (like me) you lost your first round because you had no tactic and were learning how to play the monster, or thanks to a very well coordinated team, or… the timer ran out and you suddenly lost, which happend to me…
And after that… you decided to step up your game and start wrecking teams as if the game was actually size related. So, first, my playstyle, to scetch out how bad I am:
Perk: 15% Cooldown reduction
Initial skills pre-game: 2 in fire breath, 1 in rock trow (here the 15% CDR will be usefull, since you only have 2 strong skills to work with)
First evolve: Finish off fire breath, 1 in leap smash and 1 in charge
Second evolve: 2 more in rock trow and the last one in whichever you prefer ( I tend to use it on leap smash)
Now, my playstyle is focused on not being domed… well, lets say touched untill you are stage 3. I achieve this by using stealth the whole time when I’m not getting shot at. So I tend to just farm, if I get found, I jump with 3 huuuge leaps away. Then (as in almost every map presented) I find the river, and travel it all the way back up with leaps since there is no tracking in water. Then, in stage 3 you go in, use 2 skills, you use your maxed out fire, spray everyone with it, then trow your rock at the lowest health/non shielded target. And then hit some basic attacks, spit some fire (since the cooldown is really low) and continue from the start. I don’t even have any idea what buttons the other abilities are bound to, all I know is 1= Trow huge boulder, 2= Spray them in the face with fire.
Do you even… win?
Now, you might say, damn PSV you must be failing so hard. You only use 2 abilities actively. Ha…ha
No… Thats not the case, I wreck teams with it. I troll teams with it. The end game cam with birds-eye view just shows how strong stealth is. And how fast the goliath actually is. Because you see the hunters looking at the opposite side of the map looking for me…
And what about Mr. Kraken?
Well then PSV, whats your opinion on the kraken? I don’t even have him unlocked, why? Because the 2 things I need is damage with leap smash, and charge. 2 abilities I never use. So the kraken won’t be unlocked by me this alpha. (No, I’m not a level 6 scrub who feels he just conquered the world with 2 wins as goliath, I am nearing level 21 and played about 16 goliath games. of which 14 were wins using the stealth tactic.
Do you have a fix?
Well, not a direct one, I have thought about it, and when you start thinking, the only real fix I have is putting a cooldown period on sniffing (right click) since you can spam that as much as you want. There is no reason for not spamming your right mouse button when playing evolve. I suggest putting it at 10 seconds or more.
Furthermore it might be handy to not make it 3 upgrades in each skill. But, say 6 ( 10% per upgrade instead of 20%), and limit the amount of points you can put in each skill. Like for example you wont be able to put all 6 points in fire breath, but a cap of, 3 per evolve to spread the damage more between the abilities. Because only using 2 abilities is just rediculous. You would still be able to focus one ability more then another, but not in the insane way it’s possible now.
If you want I can make a video of this process, and show the amount of bullshit I go trough every game. You nearly laugh the balance of the screen.