Here’s a tip that I learned. Don’t get too caught up in your habits. I played Kraken pretty religiously when the game came out. Within a month I was around 60 or so wins without a single loss. This was part because I played the Beta a lot and got the hang of the monster and because I was a lower level so I was matched against people of lower levels.
When I actually played a good coordinated team, I got slaughtered. At first I was upset and complaining about the glitches and stuff or how broken some of the hunter were (Abe + Caira) but then I realized that I can’t win every game, and honestly shouldn’t win every game. If you win every game it doesn’t help your growth as a monster player. You don’t have to learn new strategies because yours always works. When you face adversity, you will probably lose.
As a monster, the first few things you should look at are:
The map should dictate where you should go, what buffs are there and where they are, and which hiding spots / choke points should I be aware of.
I can’t stress enough that as a monster you need to look at which hunters were selected before the match starts. If the trapper is Abe or Crow, you need to sneak at the start of the match and choose a path that you think is appropriate but at the same time not predictable. If the trapper is Griffin or Maggie, you should run away as far as possible, eat what you can, and sneak away (very far away) so that you can throw them off your trail.
When you engage in your first fight with the hunters, you should already have in mind which hunter you should fight as the dome is coming down on you. Sunny is always high priority, so Is Caira and Hank, while other hunters like Lazarus or the Assault should be lower priority, but it is all situation based.
Kraken should have cooldown reduction as the pre game perk and Wraith should have traversal if you are playing the offensive build known as Sky Wraith. You can find strategies for each on Youtube or in the discussions around here.
Just play more, study the maps, learn the matchups, and learn from your mistakes and I’m sure you will do much better at this game.