First off, I have to say that evolve is one of my favorite games of all time. However that is slowly dying…
Evolve is a 1 v 4 gametype, this means that 4 members have to work together and coordinate as a team at a high level to take down a monster. This is why the game fails.
It relies on teamwork, and dedicated teams.
Pubbing: this is a nightmare for a game like evolve, a majority of the people going in alone, from my experience are just experiencing the game, they have no sense of a team and dont feel motivated to do their job. When people get frustrated with their ditsiness these individuals succumb to insulting rather than actually working together.
Why pubbing is horrible for this game? TRS has implemented countless nerfs/buffs to allow 4 sporadic uncoordinated angry individuals with no understanding of how to do their assigned jobs to be relevantly competitive against a completely competent monster, this is exactly what happened to games like halo as well, the gameplay and level of competition was and has been nerfed so far that a monster can become completely harmles to a fully competent hunter team, and as a monster that is infuriating. The hunters have a severe advantage in the new meta and it should not be so…
Furthermore there has to be a better more organized way for fixing gameplay imbalances rather than with random patches with very few details of how something may be affected.
I haven’t agreed with every patch and I think a lot of lower skilled players have much more say than they should, the evolve forums bring me to a horrid image of a Bernie Sanders rally and as someone who sees things differently than the ones that cry for a nerf everytime they lose it is very frustrating and I am losing interest in staying around for the death of this game.
Somehow team play needs to be encouraged because right now random pubbing is killing this game. Or it won’t grow out of its faulty past.