So, three things.
The thing that bothered me the most in the alpha was the spotting. As someone who has (undiagnosed) OCD, I couldn’t stand all the little dots over the map when you were trying to spot the monster. I was wondering if this was going to be changed in the full game? I just thought it would make much more sense if the spotting was more like Gears of War where it stays over the enemies head for a couple seconds. I understand the spotting might be the way it is because you don’t want to completely follow the monster or it would make certain powers (tracker dart, uav) useless but it would only have to be for like 3 seconds instead of continuously spotting where the monster is and dots littering the map. It just doesn’t look pretty.
Second thing, I came up with a really cool game mode in my opinion. It might be completely impossible to implement because it’s kind of huge but if it has any effect on maybe the sequel or whatever, why not state it. So, I love the idea of a whole new planet like Shear and I love how all the maps are connected. Since games are 1 vs. 4, I thought how cool would it be if there was an almost small open world RPG type mode where each game/server can have 64 hunters (4 per map x 16) and each game/server can have 16 (player controlled) monsters (1 per map).
Now, before you freak out, listen. In this game mode. The hunters are on their own and can drop in and out of the world of Planet Shear whenever they want. They can fast travel between certain maps (or just walk the entire length of the planet) and they are tasked with finding supplies and ammo and guns and what not. They can interact with other hunters on the map, or help them if they’re getting attacked, or even create their own team, and it’s completely open to explore. The monsters do the same thing they always do, but have the entire planet to evolve on and there will also be ideas from the game modes implemented in this one so the monsters had more to do like the eggs and survivors and what not, and they can also help other monsters attack. Think of it as a little RPG open world on Shear where you can run into dozens of hunters and monsters doing their own thing. Is it a completely idiotic idea of kind of cool? Think of it as almost like Evacuation but with the planet completely open and multiple games going on around you. It wouldn’t be balanced but it would be very interesting and really help the game last a long while.
Thanks for reading!