I’m curious to people’s thoughts.
Do you balance it for ESL skill levels? That would probably not be a good idea, since random pugs would probably feel every single monster was overpowered. Similar to what we saw the first few weeks after launch. Right?
I’m still not convinced that Wraith was ever overpowered, just designed to be good at disengaging - which doesn’t result in very interesting games.
That leaves us with: Game being balanced in favour of pugs. Something that would attract more people and result in a healthier player count. But that makes high-level play suffer, which in turn makes for uninteresting tournaments, because matches end up being one sided.
Is there a third option? How DO you balance a game like Evolve?