Just coming in to give some detailed criticism on the Kraken after 7 matches with a premade group.
Fought the monster 7 times with 4 people with voice.
I played Val - Healer 6 of the 7 attempts.
The monster killed us without losing its armor in stage 1 once and every time in stage 2 or 3 without a problem.
With a mildly competent group of players, that are in no way top tier players, we stood ZERO and I mean ZERO chance of ever defeating the Kraken no matter how we changed our strategy. I cannot recall the changes to the other classes/Players however we did swap and change our tactics over voice on the fly.
The ability for the Kraken to simply one shot a player at full life is actually quite disheartening and in my opinion very harmful to the long term enjoyment of the game. I love the idea and model of the Kraken but if playing against it requires absolute perfection and precision then I see this games population depleting rapidly. No one wants to be farmed with no chance of winning. No one wants to join a game and EXPECT a loss. Why would they waste their time?
The amount of damage the Kraken does to the 4 player group at a time is the key problem in my opinion. The auto-piloting orbs that follow and detonate AOE damage require no skill and are easily spammed by the monster player. None of the Goliath abilities auto target and home in.
I do not consider myself a skilled hunter, nor do I think our monster player was incredible. I simply believe that unless changes are made the amount of players will to pit themselves against impossible odds will dwindle. I do not know the metrics nor do I know my own, however I have won against Goliath and Wraith. I have yet to even come CLOSE to kill a Kraken player.