So in “The Development of Evolve” thread lead by @MacMan, he posted new video footage of old concept ideas for Evolve, a couple of which being the original cocoons for the Monsters. As we all know now, the Monsters Evolve in this black goopy stuff and bubble, each leaving their own effects.
Goliath - Flames
Kraken - Electricity
Wraith - Void stuff
Behemoth - (Don’t play Behemoth enough to notice what he leaves)
However originally they weren’t given this black goopy stuff and instead, proper cocoons for the Monsters that existed at the time, that being Kraken, The Host, and Wraith.
So I pose the question, what if TRS went back to this idea and made the cocoons a real thing? I feel the way they could work is this:
- The cocoons could reduce damage during an evolve by say 10% or so due to being inside an armored cocoon
- Exiting from the cocoon as Monster would leave the Monster with a few bars of armor if left un-touched allowing for an escape from the dome OR a fight that doesn’t end in slaughter.
- If the cocoon takes damage then the Monster will receive less armor.
And finally here are what the cocoons actually looked like for Kraken, The Host, and Wraith.
It’s a stretch but they were already designed and all but the cocoon was cut for a few reasons that @MacMan said, one of which being that they were cut because
I like being an optimist okay?