Title says it all. Every battle, over and over again, the deciding factor is evasion.
The winner is determined by whose evasion holds and whose does not.
This is not fun. This is not strategy. This is battles based on pure RNG and its insulting to the player base.
When I win, I win because my evasion holds and op’s did not. When I lose, I lose because my evasion failed and op’s did not.
High Aviary is the same mess over and over again: Erlo, Indo, IG2, Indom.
I would prefer the entire game be nothing but old Dracocera rather than this RNG-fest.
Yes, I am angry over this.
At the very least, give Maxima its definite rampage back…that would actually be balanced instead of the “balanced for evasion” approach being taken right now.
I am not seeing any realistic arguments below in favor of evasion as it currently stands. Comparing evasion to other mechanics is always falling short because evasion tends to be on dinos with high attacks themselves. Many stun dinos do not have high attack, as well any immune creature can counter that. Many immune dinos have low health so anything with high attack can somewhat counter those, as well as evasion can counter immunes in a sense. Each mechanic tends to have a whole group of decent dinos that can counter it, but evasion is lacking in counters. Being that people are starting to realize that in the Aviary, its becoming the standard.
The one argument that does make sense is not one I have specifically seen mentioned and its reliant on info I do not have. If higher arenas like Gyro or something are not seeing this issue, then its possible they have more counters. It is possible that in Aviary we are seeing so much of the evasion because that is what Ludia has given us. Due to events promoting indo, ig2, procera, etc…its possible these evasion dinos are simply the best ones we have at the moment and that as there is more progression, we get more counters. I cannot say if that is realistic as I have not been above Aviary, but it seems that is the only argument that does not consist of “learn to counter it” which I do counter it with what I have, or “its better than it used to be”. Those fall short considering that every match I have to assume the first dino my op brings out is going to be evasive, and that likely one or two more they bring out will also be evasive. Its muddling up the pool of what we can use, its making at least Aviary quite stale and boring.
As well, this is not about losing. I am confident I could go beyond Aviary, but I do not as each time I get close I get matched against much higher leveled dinos. I still win much more than I lose and typically I am losing by choice because I understand where my ceiling is.