Hey folks, level 35 player here. This thread goes out to the people who know what they’re doing, I’m not going to reply to any ‘Wraith op’ stuff. Also notice that wildlife is not a problem to any hunter anymore. I never see games where Hunters get strikes from Wildlife.
Now that I got that out let me start. I will go over a usual hunt game from my perspective. Lets start with the teams: Maggie, Caira, Markov and Hank vs Goliath.
Vs a Maggie it doesnt matter if you sneak as Goliath, since eventually she will find you anyway. With a Caira und the team Daisy is basically always going to get you. What usually happens it that Goliath will be about halfway to stage 2 until he gets spotted. The Trapper cuts him off and domes him or Goliath jumps past the trapper into the opposite direction. If you get carrion birds as monster then, I guess you are as unlucky as I am. I could go on about why Caira and Maggie is such a deadly combo, why it is unfair that Abe can hit you with spamming tracking darts from 100 meters across the map and has a built- in Valerie by just throwing statis grenades from far away, but those threads are already plenty.
Now lets talk about the fights. In every game, hunters know the concept of ‘skirting’, a term implemented by Sacriel which describes the hunter going down an object and then simply jetpacking up again while the monster has trouble following. If you are Caira, then why not abuse this even more and heal yourself while doing so? These kind of actions are just frustating to play against as the monster and should be tweaked in my opinion.
Tl, dr. I am having a hard time seeing how I can improve as Monster in High level games vs Hunters. The Monster doesnt get to what I would call abuse game mechanics or use smart movement to evade a good hunter team. A good trapper will always hit the dome (unless its wraith with 3 teleports) and every fight just feels like the hunters are the ones to outplay the monster. I have intentionally fought next to Sloths, Tyrants and Megamouths but to no avail.