well i’ve played a bit bucket (only at solo in arena atm) and right now i’m very very disappointed…
i mean in the whole match i was placing sentrys because the AI kept destroying them…and when they were up they were not to strong…ive played 2 matches in arena (3-3 round) once 4k with turrets,4k with rockets, and in the other 6 k with turrets and 1.5k with rockets against AI goliath. before these numbers were a lot higher.
i’ve played a lot with him online i think i’ve over 60 hours and over 250 wins with him(he is my most played character as well) mostly in hunt and i think this is his weakest version ever.
buckets strength has to be the damage output because he has nothing else except cloak to help the team, mostly at body camping, and its not a problem from my pov if he is able to do more damage then the assault sometimes because a lot of times the assault dies in laz comps and you have to deliver the damage, to make body camping dangerous.
the thing is with sentrys, traps and mines is that they were easy to spam but much more easy to destroy. now you have less of them so you just have to keep replace all the time.and they maybe have buffed range but there are so many objects that can break line of sight so in many cases it wont help.
It is what it is now, we have to live with it, but i hope trs will do something about this, give the sentrys more health, or more damage, or more accuracy, or faster arm time (the range is amazing though) or the combination of these i don’t know.
his previous version maybe was a bit too strong against new monster players( but for them every hunter seems op, till they learn how to do it), but he was barely enough against decent monsters who know how to play monster properly, but that version was a strong OK!
it was only my first impression though, maybe today i can play online with some friends, and see how it goes. but its not a good start…