Gone are the days of a small skirmishes over the course of a match. Gone are the days where you actually had to track the monster.
Gone are the days where monsters would win without resorting to abusing buffs.
It’s unfortunate but the “competitive” aspect of this game has ruined it personally. Now it’s all or nothing stomps. Either the monster makes it to stage 2 with a buff and wins or he doesn’t and loses. There are two monsters everyone picks, there are one or two hunter teamcomps that everyone picks.
This game is ruled by formula now and FotM. And it’s not interesting after that happens.