I’ve noticed that life as a monster has become really hard. In fact, I like to test out perk combos in arena mode against bots. To keep it challenging I would set my stage to 1 and set the diffculty to favor the hunters. This seemed pretty balanced, as when I lost it was because of mistakes I made or because my perks didn’t synergize well with my playstyle.
Now, after the last update, the AI is kicking my ass. I win maybe 1 out of 5 matches against AI at stage 1, even with my main monsters. I tried playing Hunt mode and even after winning the domes and getting several strikes I lost.
I don’t think its the stealth buffs, as those shouldn’t affect bots, but playing monster got a lot harder recently, and I’m not sure why. Unless I run a completely offensive perk loadout my attacks don’t seem to hurt enough, and my lifebars melt like sticks of butter in a frying pan.
So I thought I would stick to co-op until the game is balanced, but in co-op its the opposite problem. The monster is so fast that it sometimes simply teleports. 9/10 games end with the clock running out as the monster just runs/teleports away.
Multiplayer is broken. You either wait forever in queue to play as a hunter, or play as monster and get gang-*****.
In co-op you have to deal with AI that either stands around or can’t be caught without spreading out across the map (which is a terrible habit to form BTW, but seems to be the only way to lock the monstet down so the game doesn’t drag on forever).
The game is becoming less and less fun. That’s what I’m basically saying. This is sad because I really like this game.