It is no secret that groups of random hunters have it hardest in Evolve.
The reasons are most of the time lack of experience and lack of communication.
While the first one is tackled by implementing tutorials, which get ignored, and youtube videos, which also get ignored, there is really not much you can do here… except hope for the best.
The later one, however, get´s compensated by buffing solo queue hunters. Shady, shady but it kind of works on a larger scale. But improving the UI to make it easier for solo hunters is completely neglected. The reason most of the time is that you want to promote teamwork, but that does not work… so i come again with the same stuff one year later and hope that we are now more open minded for the need of the bulk of players and do not shot down ideas on the base of elitism.
What Solo hunters would really benefit from:
- seeing who is in a party with whom
Self explanatory, it´s just good to know who play´s with whom.
- seeing who picked which perk
can you pick poison? Does someone already have it? I ask in chat and do not get an answer… so why not just show it?
Does hank have capacity or damage reduction? This would be all useful information just to know and play a little bit differently.
Is the chat in lobby team-chat or all chat?
Show cooldowns of other hunters
It should be shown if class cooldowns are ready. This would help a lot in going to your medic at the right time etc. without relying on communication
- Show deployables of teammates
Sunny´s shield drone get´s an Icon. Almost useless because you have to just stick in the general direction of it. Mines, however, get nothing and you really need to go there. This should be changed to make it easier for randoms to spot out where they should go
- Chatwheel with quickcommunication
I´d like to let Q pressed and get some options as to what i am doing. “Cutting here, falling back, monster runs here” something like that. Again, it helps a lot.
- Record and replay games
I can´t stress enough how important this is. You can not analyze what you did wrong without this. Did the monster outjuke you? Where has he gone after that corner? What happened in a chaotic fight. Was your teammate really out of position or got he ambushed? I can´t believe that this function is not in the game after so long and that there are no plans to add it either.
I bet there is more you could do to improve the overall life of pub players, but this would be a good start and in my opinion the right direction because it does not screw with the balance on the top end. Again, these are all no new requests, but they are much needed.