For me stage 2 is a great success! The huge increase in player base made the waiting times a lot more bearable. The teams seem more balanced. The fights are more frequent and take longer than before, which ultimately means more fun (unless you wanna be the sneaky monster, that wipes the floor with the hunters once it reached stage3. But that was only fun for 1 out of 5 players). With the new dome mechanic helped to make the game more forgiving when your trapper sucks. The new support mechanic help to avoid the ALL HANK meta, although he is still the best pick, but the other supports have become a little more viable non-the-less. Perk system has become more interesting too. Daily challenges are fun. I’ve always liked this game, but i’ve never had more fun playing it, than the last 3 days. I hope Stage 2 becomes the success this game always deserved to be. We’ve got enough generic online shooters already!
The lack of maps is indeed a bit of a letdown, but i’m confident they’ll add others over time. And i personally like it when new stuff is coming frequently. Keeps things fresh and interesting. I wonder if they ever add new hunters/monsters as well, but i don’t think they will anytime soon.