I am NOT a good Evolve player by any stretch of the imagination even though I’m no slouch and I can wreck in other shooters. I absolutely love(d) playing the monster before the patch at lower levels as I won some, and lost some as it should be. However, after level 25 the game stank for me as i couldn’t win at all against the more serious players.
I was praying that as a bad monster, in the new patch I would be against equally bad Evolve hunters so that I could at least win 50% of games to help make the experience enjoyable. It hasn’t worked out that way for me. I often have to play against players of higher rank than me (which is understandable as I am so low), or still in the selection stage where they could be any level? Been such a rubbish monster, I don’t last long against them.
I’m not a sneaker, I’m a in your face brawler and with the state of the game as it is now, especially with Goliath i can’t even get 1 strike by the time I’m dead. The weak armor in the new patch isn’t working for me at all, and they say you have almost level 2 stomping now, I don’t see it. I don’t want to be one of the many player monsters staying out of fights until level 3 as there are far too many of those, it’s just so boring and I don’t want to win that way. I’m more about having fun…
I wish the ranking system had worked as i know there are many hunters and monsters that aren’t that great at the game, that would have loved to be against equal players instead of been stomped on all the time. However the matchmaking has turned out a failure for people like us and it doesn’t work as it is now. Perhaps it just needs more time to settle, but there were lots of pre level 25 games before the patch that were great fun and I can’t see those people playing each other again anytime soon.
I have over 200 hours in the game, most of that as monster and now I get so frustrated and disillusioned that for the state of my health I have decided to stop playing monster until they FIX it. As a monster as big as a house you should be able to get strikes? I may still play as a hunter as i have a lot more success at this, but even then we still get put against inappropriate monsters. We were against “Wednesday” the other day! Guess how long that game lasted as soon as he got stage 2?
Now if your lucky enough to be a player that wins most of the time, or at least about 50% of the time (as it should be), you may love the messages telling your rank position and level etc. For players like me, its a kick in the gut seeing “DEFEATED” on the screen almost every game. Or “You have been Demoted!” How worthless do you feel when its negative results hitting you all the time. These should be able to be turned off! I don’t want to be reminded I have only won 20% of my matches with details of how bad I’m doing thank you very much! Rank isn’t important when your unable to climb them. There’s way too much pressure! Leave messages like that to those players that want to see them and can actually improve themselves…!
You might be thinking, he’s rubbish so if he leave, who cares? But I think there could be a place for ALL players that can’t achieve what others can, as long as they play each other and don’t affect the more serious players? I love this game so much, played the beta and alpha and followed it for the year or more before release, it’s just so frustrating that i can only watch it now as monster (twitch) and not have fun playing it, it’s so heartbreaking.