The reason behind my suggestion is something I am sure has bothered everyone since the release of this game which is simply - why do the monsters not poop?
I mean it’s quite absurd isn’t it , these guys eat alot. like alot alot.
So my suggestion is to add a ‘‘poop meter’’
The amount of meat consumed is obviously gonna match up with how fast the poop-meter fills up, wandering around eating small wildlife will allow you to keep going longer while eating large animals like Tyrants and Armadons will force you to discharge the waste sooner.
The idea here is that the poop-meter could possibly give you a debuff like making you slightly slower the more it fills up.
Or it could simply stop you from eating any more once it’s full.
I’m thinking the discharge process itself would be a quick one, like say the time it takes to cancel an arena or possibly faster.
Now for the fun part - the poop left behind stays there for a long time and it is harmful to hunters.
Walking into a pile of poo will cause the burn effect just like Behemoth’s lava bomb or Goliath’s fire breath.
The piles themselves will be quite visible, think like the burn marks monsters leave behind when they evolve.
Kraken poop could have dark colors and lightning surrounding it, Goliath crap would be on fire etc - the idea is that when you see that pile of shit you are supposed to stay away from it.
The strategical use comes in when a hunters gets downed you can just poop on him/her and proceed to the next, any hunter coming to the rescue will have to suffer the burn effect as well.
Or you could poop in locations you see that the hunters like to hang around, like those high cliffs.
Or use it to block off an entrance, it would be very similar to how lava bomb is used - but with a smaller area and not inflicting as much damage.
Keep in mind that you would probably not be able to do this more than once in the arena, you need to eat in order for the poop-meter to fill up.
Or it could possibly be filling up very slowly on it’s own, food would just make it go faster.
As for how often you would need to poop I am not sure, but I am thinking maybe 3-4 times between staging up from 1 to 2.
This could of course be an additional way to track a particulary sneaky monster, but just seeing devoured wildlife is the same thing - simply poop right next to where you just had your meal, the hunters will not be given any additional information that they didn’t already have.
The sound effect could be something like 50 meters, I think you can hear a Goliath walking around from about 100 meters or more, so 50 sounds about right.
It could be a loud fart or just a ‘‘blaammfgh’’ sound - you would not want to poop without knowing you have some distance between yourself and the hunters, should you be focusing on sneaking.
Lastly, the Wraith would be an exception to this mechanic. Girls don’t poop.
Also, think of all the new fun hunter conversations and monster animations this could generate if you really put your back into it