So like it says, I’ve been rolling some thoughts around in my head that could give the monsters a bit more to there arsenal of threats. Most of these thoughts have sprung up due to the T4 Hunters and the lore of the game. Ideally the monsters only reason to evolve is because of the Hunters showing up, it’s even mentioned in the in-game dialogue. So way is it then that the only evolution for the monsters is just bigger and stronger? Why don’t the monsters evolve in other ways?
So those and a few other questions in mind I started working on some possible answers, aka Passive evolutions.
Lets start with Slim or more specifically his Spore Launcher. Any monster player knows that it is annonying and can be avoid…if you out in the open and have room to move. But what if your stuck in a cave or there isn’t a lot of room to easily move around. Or you get those supports that use there cloaks the right way to run away, yes you can follow footprints but if the support knows what they are doing you wont be following them for long. Well I thought of a answer “Secondary Sight”, basically it is what it sounds like. Each of the Monsters would have a passive sight that extends out to a set range from the monster. Anything within line of sight of the monster that is in this range will be visible to the monster. NOW BEFORE ANYONE GOES OFF AND SAYS THAT IS A STUPID IDEA AND BLAH BLAH. In order for the monster to get this passive they would have to spend one of there three evolution points to get it, leaving them with just two points for skills. As for what it would look like, each monster would be different. Goliath would be thermal vision, not fully but only enough for him to see body heat from hunters and animals. Kraken would be bioelectric fields, kind of like a aura around the body, typically from the Hunters this would be from there gear. Wraith would be a sonar pulse. And Behemoth could be either thermal as well or more like picking up vibrations along the ground.
Now granted this is just one of many thoughts I’m working through and I’ll post others as I finish working them out but I’d like to hear what others think on this.