Ok I know what you’re thinking, oh here we go another one.
Hold your horses one sec. This isn’t such a thing is OP or OMG please nerf this.
Let’s just rise above the usual talking about what a horrible game you had, or who you can’t beat.
I just wanted to share what I experienced when I played last night from around 9.00ish to 2 am. I had small breaks in between of a few minutes ( a guy gotta go tinkle).
This is what I seen when playing with “no pref”. This is an honest account. I’m playing on UK/Europe servers.
Hunters : Most in game had win streaks. Minimum was 4. Maximum was 29 (maggie player).
Monster : IF a monster had a win streak it’s maximum was 3.
Playing as a Hunter:
One monster reached stage 3 and died. Out of all the Monsters I fought 4 won. less than half the Monsters I played against, reached stage 2. Over half of the Monsters died in, or very shortly after the 1st dome. They didn’t make it to the second.
Most Monsters who won had very little health left and no armour. They were close matches. There were no quick whitewashes of our team, despite one where 2 left due to the Monster being an elder Kraken and bots well… yeah bots x(
On mic a good few Hunters said they rarely lose, but this was great fun. When they have lost most games were down to spawn rape. I asked was that the case they said yes.
Playing as a Monster:
I decided not to spawn camp, due to changes incoming, and seeing how the games went when I didn’t start with an early ambush giving me an upper hand. I’ve often not gone far and come to find them stage 1 to start a suprise fight early. I wanted to try and get to stage 2 on these matches, as the game intended.
Most my matches were against Hunters who all had win streaks. Very few had none showing. Most of the hunters I played against did not stick together as a team at the start of the match, and spread out across the map individually. One would dome me (if they found me) and kite waiting for friends. All had high mobility and jetpak perks I presume as most were constantly jumping high in battle etc and staying up for a considerable time.
I reached stage 2 a handful of times after juking, but found that seldom due to the spread of searches. The maps only have a few escape roots, and let’s keep in mind you’re avoiding a popup radius for the dome, not the Hunter’s vision.
If the team had support with a shield, or a Sunny, most of those matches I couldn’t out damage the heals of the team stage 1 or 2. Most of these matches I had to survive each dome and hope to make it to stage three.
A high number of my matches, all the Hunters had the same win streak and really good team comps. They were premade. I’d say very few were pub games now. (i’m nearing level 30).
So those are my experiences of playing both sides.
Now my experiences put aside:
if we look at the leader board. In the UK now in gold Division.
For Monsters there are 4 players.
For Hunters: there are 50.
Make of this what you will.