Back with the 2nd patch that had the first monster nerfs and how they were made, I predicted that this game would become Hunter favored.
The evidence that gave me the initiative to predict such an outcome was the fact that the devs are using telemetry data to balance the game. The devs are smart people but it’s common sense not to use such data since most of it comes from public matches and a lot of those contain ransoms that don’t cooperate very well and that’s the flaw in using such data.
The devs should NOT use telemetry data to balance the game because then they are wiping out the need to do better or the possibility to do better for one side or the other and in this case it’s the monster side.
Devs, I love the concept and the way you made this game, but you’re beginning to screw up immensely due to using such data. Using such data is a flaw of a concept to balance a competitive type game. I haven’t been able to play for a while but as I see more and more threads stating how monsters are becoming slaughter for the hunters and the patches that support that is making me want to play the game less and less once I get my PC back later today.
With the patches that I’ve seen and how I’ve read from actual descriptive threads how they affect the monsters, I can barely even call them monsters anymore. Before and after your first couple patches I’ve dealt with the feeling that stage 2 is beginning to be no longer a fair fight and as I’ve seen time pass by, more and more monster players have been saying that and now even hunter players are beginning to step up and admit how it doesn’t really feel like a win anymore.
I would’ve been more descriptive and supported my statements with more evidence but it’s difficult to do so on mobile and I’m getting ready for work. But TRS, @MacMan @SlabOMeat, don’t let you’re monsters of destruction become nothing but punching bags for the hunters the way they’ve been anymore. This type of game is supposed to be the kind of game where you get better based on practice, not by updates. It’s basically becoming a game where everyone gets a trophy; or a game based on bad welfare where the skilled people are being deprived from having a chance to give crappy people an unfair advantage that makes the most skilled monsters have to dish out almost completely flawless play to beat them. Please try a different route. I believe in you guys and I’m speaking up because I do. I know you guys will make things right in the end and that’s what’s keeping me on Evolve.