So, what was the best match you had?
In my best game, we had a Goliath in a desert ravine between two cliff sides. There was just enough room for hunters to jet-pack between them but not for the monster to leap from one to the other easily. This was an ideal situation for me, as I was playing Val. I perched up top healing everyone below…and in this ravine they were always in my LOS, so I didn’t need to maneuver. When they were getting pummeled too badly they fell back a bit so as not to continue to be targeted, so nobody got group incapped and I kept everyone going non-stop. My beam flitted between whoever was hurt the most, and whoever was currently in Goliath’s sights. The support player also eventually got atop one of the cliffs too, shielding the hunters facing Goliath alongside me. When his shield ran out he was still in range to fire off his lazer gun or call down an orbital.
Even when the dome was gone this particular monster went all-in. He constantly picked a target and tried to focus down. However, with Val’s heal beams he was wasting valuable time, soaking up bullets as he cornered one hunter after another, but couldn’t do continuous, lasting damage since his hits were quickly being replaced with more health from the omnipresent green beam. He’d pick another target in the ravine and the same would happen. When he finally got an incap, he left the body proudly to tackle someone else…but I continued to heal away behind his back, Hank shielding the new targeted player. Eventually I got the rez from the beam. Easy-peazy. All of the hits Goliath kept giving hunters I beamed away, each in turn.
At long last, and I wondered when this would finally happen…the monster raged at me. You could feel the fury in those eyes as he followed the green thread of life upwards to spot me. You could almost feel the audible “YOU!” in that look. He tried to climb up to get me…and that’s when I flew off to the other side of the ravine. I did this about 3 or 4 times. His aggravation was palpable. Every time he’d go for me I’d do the same. Hank jumped along with me or back down in the ravine, helping divert attention. When my jet-pack finally failed I found myself on the ground, but I still went for the “slow climb” up, as Goliath raged in, and also as Hank shielded. I knew that a grounded medic was a dead medic (at least for Val). He tossed me a bit like a cat toy but I heal-bursted myself when Hank’s shield quit, and finally made it back up the cliff face to continue my work. Life from above. If Goliath would have focused on me long enough I’d have been a goner but by now he was too badly wounded to keep up the fight.
He made a final break to escape down the ravine but it was too little too late. His armor was gone and he was down to only a bar or so of health. The metallic snap-clang of harpoons rang out and he was held back a couple crucial moments from Maggie’s trap-dancing the ravine. He managed to break free but he took the final fatal hits from assault and melted to the ground before he could leap away.
Overall I thought the fight was perfectly smooth and the teamwork was commendable all around…and we didn’t even have mics. Epic.