So I’ve been playing a ton of Evolve and have been loving it lately. There were a couple things I wanted to see what everyone would think about some possible improvements to the game, specifically the dissemination of information, before and after each game to increase game excitement/hype.
- Pre-game leaderboard score and or monster/hunter score: I think this would go a long way to increasing pre-game excitement and making everything a little more “personal.”
I understand that we do have the Evolve ranks… but let’s be honest. These ranks are essentially useless as they are the COD style score that only goes up, and never down.
I would propose that instead of displaying the Evolve rank… that the game can instead display the leadboard score for each player. So, for the Hunters, the leaderboard rank for each player would be displayed for the specific hunter they are using. In addition, the monster’s leaderboard rank would also be shown.
Imagine pregame seeing that your hunter squad is now facing a top 100 goliath? Or as the monster your facing a top 100 Cabot and Parnell? I get that this may encourage people to quit out of lobbies early but to be honest, they would probably quit anyway once a top 100 Goliath started working on their a’s. I just think it would add a lot more excitement to the game.
- Post Game Performance Board: I love the post game ranks and how the game shows your performance with each skill vs. the Global Average. However, I think this could be taken a step further.
I would love to see a Performance Board showing each hunter’s numbers so the team can see all the information, together. Maybe overlay it over a small animation of the hunters sitting around a table having some shots or beers? Something cool to give the feeling of camaraderie after a hunt.
This would allow hunter teams not only to chat about their performance and commend each other (dude, 13000 damage with Cabot, nice!) but also, would allow serious teams to see weaknesses as well (We gotta get that healing score up!) etc…
Again, I get that omissions of this information I’m sure are intentional and meant to discourage flamers from yelling at underperforming Hunters… but I feel the vast majority of players would welcome this information and it would enrich the feel of “the hunt” enormously. The enjoyment out of changes like these would outweigh the potential pratfalls.
Thank you for your time.