I’m not sure if this happened with the release of TU9 (Stage2) or if it was in one of the following patches…
Monster pounces now require a target. If a pounce is attempted while nothing is targeted you just stand there swinging like an idiot. This is nerf to monsters that no one talked about.
Pouncing prey wasn’t the only thing pounce was used for. It was also used to:
- Gain additional distance while fleeing, esp. if slowed by Abe/Crow.
- Pounce beyond the range of harpoons, breaking them.
- Behemoth could “roll” out of an orbital using a pounce since he has no quick traversal.
I suspect this is the result of the fix to prevent monsters from pouncing through geometry and falling through the world. It’s still a nerf though, and this post is just FYI. I’d rather not have monsters falling through geometry, but I miss the old pounce.