I'd really like to see a free roam mode


#1

First off, having played the alpha, I can say the game is awesome. Can’t wait to see full release.

While playing I found myself wishing I could explore some and really check out the map. But I think a “free roam” mode could be more beneficial than just a scenic tour through the map. You could:

  • Toggle wildlife off/on (for various reasons sort of gone through below)

  • Play as the monster so you can really get a feel for how they move/flow through the map. If there’s wildlife around you can practice evolving and trying the various perks. This would allow people to be a little more comfortable with monsters prior to jumping into MP.

  • Should you chose to explore as a hunter you can test drive all of their weapons/abilities…getting yourself more acclimated to what suits your style and seeing how the wildlife reacts to weapons.

  • And if you’re map exploring, familiarity also breeds confidence when rolling into MP.

Anyways, I think it would be fun to just stroll the the environments on my own. What are your thoughts? Any other benefits to a free roam mode?


Poll: Would you like to see FREE ROAM mode?
Roam mode for Monsters (and Hunters... if you must =])
Who else wants an exploration mode?
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#2

Free roaming shear sounds like a dangerously fun time. A sandbox-esque exploration mode would be a great way for the monster to have some no pressure kind of fun.


#3

That sounds like a good idea! Are the maps pretty big?


#4

I want to answer this, but I feel it could be a little bit out of bounds of the NDA. :frowning: I’ll just say it’s all around pretty damn awesome.


#5

Yeah that’s true. Pretty damn awesome sounds good :slight_smile:


#6

I think a free-roam mode would be great. I’m always a big fan of offline “training” type modes in games. It helps get you acclimated to how the game works without screwing up someone else’s game by not playing your role.


#7

This sounds like a great idea, even to just familarize yourself with classes and abilities, if not to just tool around and explore.


#8

I really like this idea.


#9

Seriously agreed.

In fact, I think an open-world based on this would be awesome.


#10

Great idea. This would really be good for competitive teams to be able to jump in and talk/establish strats too.


#11

Didn’t even think about it being a tool for bringing friends in to discuss strategies as well. That would be very cool for teams that want to compete at the highest levels. Good call! :smiley:


#12

I like this idea


#13

free roam it sounds like custom game mode in Call Of Duty. It would still be the same as all said. Lol just different name. :stuck_out_tongue:


#14

FREE ROAM MODE 1+

someone tag MacMan ( they may or may not be his name ) im not sure how to do it


#15

That sounds like a great idea!!! 1+


#16

I think it’s @MacMan :smiley:


#17

Yup. That’s a fair suggestion. I could see some people jumping in to mess around a bit. Maybe we can support that in the custom games mode.


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#18

Thanks for hopping in Chris! Hopefully if you guys could do it it’d be something easy to accomplish. I know I’d use the hell out of it to familiarize myself with my surroundings/characters/monsters.

My first go at the monster had me petrified of being an idiot that would get smoked relatively quickly…that’s when I thought of this for all of the noobs. Lol


#19

Free Roaming would be awesome! Though I’m not sure if that’s what the devs were originally going for.


#20

In the full game you can play against Hunter bots and you can set the difficulty level, which shouldn’t be as scary.