I got to try out Stage 2 today, and sketched out my thoughts as I did in the case it would be helpful to the devs. In no particular order:
Why does it say “Stage 2 Beta” still in the bottom right, watermarked like that? Thought this was finalized.
The perks system is interesting and will take some getting used to - however I do not see a single page listing all the hunter/monster perks that have been unlocked/upgraded, which would be useful for doing so outside of game. I also have not seen a good single reference thread on all of said perks yet.
Release notes talked about a counter “hold the dome” such that when a hunter is downed while dome is ready some sort of penalty applies. I did not see/hear any notification for when that occurred.
Matches move fast, and there is no real post match talk time - even during the ending animation. Would be nice for a little post-match banter/discussion/GGs, or to take down names of who you just played with. Just whisks you away to the next match real fast.
Could have sworn I read that if you would ‘unlock’ something you already had, you’d get keys instead. I did not get any keys when I unlocked markov/goliath - should I have?
At ~7 seconds left you get the “Reinforcements inbound” message - I won a match in those 7 seconds, and was left thinking that maybe “Imminent” would be more accurate; ‘inbound’ makes it sound like dropship doors had opened.
Saw blue meteor goliath fire on an invisible something during the post-match screen after the Monster died. I was playing as hank.
Played a game with Bob - his ground fires from traversal seemed to delay appearing and then appear all at once.
One time after I had selected Voodoo normal Goliath, in the splash and then game I found myself as Meteor goliath instead… no idea why.
When selecting skins the sorting is HORRENDOUS - I would much rather either it only show me the skins I already have, or just the ones I have consecutively and then the ones I don’t.
Overall it feels a lot more fast paced, though even with the satellite ping I have seen teams who really don’t know how to chase… spread out all over the place. I’ve enjoyed my brief test, and will continue over the weekend most likely. Here’s hoping we see a good surge in people coming back to the game!