Slim's spore cloud broken, or nah?

#1

Is it broken? For me I find it rather easy to see hunters in the cloud, others say it’s straight up broken and impossible. I can see cloaked Hunters and I think that helps. I’d like to see if people with or without the ability to see cloaked Hunters have this problem with the spore cloud. Is it broken, or nah?

#2

I can see people easy since they are shooting at me, but either way its already getting fixed so you can see the healthbar of whoever you hit for a second, kind of like how it is with the cloak.

#3

I know of that, I’m just wanting peoples opinion on this. I honestly think that the change isn’t necessary and that it should stay how it is.

#4

Im perfectly fine with the change, but eiter way it doesnt bother me much.

#5

Same. Now it’s just gonna make it easier.

#6

broken? nah,

but it is disadvantageous to some more than others. without the gamma bs, one person who has a 50 inch hidef should not have an advantage over a 30 inch tv for example.

or PC screens and its resolution vs tvs for consoles. I for one do not want to adjust game settings to max brightness just to see through a characters abilities in game.

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#7

I play on a 55in HD 120hz TV. Pretty sure that helps me out a lot. I don’t do the whole gamma shit because that’s cheating in my eyes.

#8

im on a 40. and i think with hydes toxic nades or sunnys nuke is when i have the hardest time. my eyes catch the small floating particles so I start to not see where my target went lol.

but in a game where it only takes 2-3 slim heals to revive I dont like that i cannot see if i got a down. if i have full evolve meter i dont think it shows you down someone. or im just too focused on looking for my target to not see it lol.

#9

You get a roar from whatever monster you’re playing that will notify you when you get a down.

#10

huh never noticed XD

#11

It’s really small.

#12

I can usually track cloaked hunters, but spore cloud can totally fuck me. It is infinitely more powerful than cloak. So yeah, I think it needs some work. Cloak is predictable, the cloud is not.

  • It has no end time, it can be continuously spammed the entire game.
  • It is effective for ALL hunters, even more effective than cloak since it’s particles can obscure footsteps and creates a ton of noise on screen.
  • It’s source constantly changes position. You cannot keep track of “spored” hunters the way you can when they get near support.
  • It generally creates a “strobing” problem, where hunters are visible one moment, then appear in another location, only to turn invisible again the next moment, and be revealed elsewhere. I am not a machine, tracking all four hunters through this is very taxing.

I hope the upcoming talked about changes help, but it’s just a terribly designed ability that is very anti-fun and frustrating to play against.

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#13

The person who claims this the most is colorblind so it might very well be impossible for him

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#14

The cloud isn’t supposed to make hunters invisible, but just make them less easy to spot

#15

Try playing on a smaller monitor with low graphics settings. In the middle of a fight it’s essentially impossible. Or if you’re colourblind, etc. Spores are a bad concept because their effectiveness is entirely dependent on other things as opposed to actual skill.

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#16

Why it was ever added I’ll never know. @MacMan even said in the development thread “Turns out players don’t find being blinded or visually disoriented fun.

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#17

yeah somehow as a hunter being disoriented is unfun. but its perfectly justified that a monster can be blinded…

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#18

Yep, because don’t worry, it’s not fun for 4 people to be disoriented trying to shoot at something the size of a small house however it’s completely fine for something the size of a small house to be disoriented trying to destroy 4 people. Because logic.

#19

i hate how i dont want to stage up either. stage 3 they become small dogs as goliath. bob is even worse.

#20

You’re just as powerful S1 as you are S3. Only difference is more health, more armor, and a 4th ability.