Hi All/esp. TRS,
I have a balancing issue I’d like to put forwards re: Maggie and Goliath. As of right now I have 221 hours of gameplay and 142 wins with Goliath, playing on PS4.
As the saying goes, half the fun of X is Y. Well maybe not half but a significant portion of fun for Goliath players is hopping around the place (maneuverability) and with Maggie around there ain’t much hopping, to understate it. For me when I see a Maggie pick at loadout my anticipation for the game will turn from, “this game is mostly well balanced and I’m a decent monster player so let’s see what happens” to “they have Maggie and I’m using Goliath; I should consider leaving because if they are half decent this won’t be fun”… I can often win, but it won’t be pretty.
You guys nerfed Maggie’s traps on Behemoth who just rolls through them anyway ?? Lolwut.
No other trapper is so dominant against a monster during engagements as this combo and at least Griffin requires actual skill. Maggie is a spammy character and really takes away a lot of fun for one specific monster
I know you guys have metrics; please can you assess the win loss ratio for this match up? I’ve seen you providing these numbers in the forum and it would be v. helpful.
Just quickly on mechanics: all it takes is a single active harpoon to waste a traversal or a leap smash. Couple that with a small area for movement in the dome and a max of five harp’s in the location and the result is, to put it simply, OP. There’s something about the lack of skill required that really bugs me, contrasted with say a Griffin or a Crow.
I’ll leave it to the pro’s what a nerf would look like, but perhaps one swipe to detach all harpoons? Or a much faster animation?
Finally on this topic, if any guys are going to wb with counter arguments (brace for impact) then please state in your reply whether you play with Goliath. This really needs to be experienced to be believed and I don’t want a load of Maggie players claiming she is completely balanced.
Btw the game is awesome, it’s kind of funny to think nobody quite produced this concept before. Thanks for all the work you put in pre-release and with all the patches/DLC I know that I for one really appteciate it!