To be honest here, not being able to have shitty Monster players sneak the entire match is exciting me! I’m all for the new Doming system, and although I’m not crazy about the Support changes, that’s a whole other story entirely.
Needless to say, when I was against players in Quick Play, or sometimes even Ranked, they would start to sneak the moment we dropped from the ship, and do so the entire Match. There was nothing more frustrating than having a Monster think they’re extremely cute and clever by sneaking around the whole Match! This would happen the entire time, often disbanding my team and having people quit. Monsters depending on sneak was getting old.
The new domes will be nice, too, because bad Trappers often strayed away from the group or camped at the Relay, ending up in rage messages and, again, groups disbanding. And when there are no domes to trap the Monster with, it is extremely hard to encourage the Monster to fight, even if you are one member short.
Also, bad Trappers fling domes about the map, not even considering if the Monster had used its traversals to get a good distance away, especially if they were on the corners of the dome to begin with. And afterwards, they didn’t even take the domes down, leaving the Monster a 30-second window to get across the map and get down to sneak again and leave us clueless. Again, step 1, and then Hunters leave again.
So if the sneaking part of Evolve is cut down, I can say that I’ll be exceptionally pleased, as new players depended upon it in order to succeed. And even with good Hunter teams, losing this won’t be very different as they would likely always know where the Monster is on the map. So, sneaking isn’t getting any tears from me.
Monsters will also have better movement speed and strength, as well as 4 starting ability points, so they can cope better with the new changes as well. This is very nice, considering that Monsters like Behemoth or Kraken were rather slow and cumbersome, unable to avoid even the shittiest Trapper’s dome-throws.
Also, this would stop that back-and-forth, running free feel to Evolve that has withdrawn some players. I hated the comments on YouTube videos or other places that stated Evolve was a “running simulator…” Well, my only counter to that is “git gud.”
It’s almost as if people these days expect games to hold their hand the whole way through.
Regardless, this is helping the sneaking Monster thing that has been going around, and with everyone being able to dome, will hopefully prevent Monsters from just creeping about and making the game boring for everyone. Although dome-fights weren’t what made the game fun, it sure will satisfy me that sneaky Monsters aren’t getting what they want anymore!