As a monster this has to be one of the most frustrating game modes in the history of online gaming and pvp. I don’t see any reliable strategy that really works against a Hunter team that has a clue. If you launch a minion right at the beginning, they can kill it in like 5 seconds unless you are there helping it. Problem is you’ll be stage 1 and maybe not even have full armor.
If Bucket ran off in time, all they have to do is dome you and you’re still left fighting as just a Stage 1 monster.
Meanwhile he goes off and starts cheesing the eggs with his sentries. If you take the time to eat and get to Stage 2 there is already at least 3 eggs gone and you have no idea where Bucket is. Sooo frustrating.