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What can we learn from Evolve’s Alpha stats?

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Evolve’s Big Alpha was a big deal. Tons of people finally got their hands on the game, although locally is was a big mess – it wasn’t meant to be available to us in South Africa, and those who got on were kicked out constantly, suffering from major connectivity issues. However, plenty of people got to play a whole bunch of times, and this info graphic sheds some light on what we can learn.

Evolve big alpha infographic

Despite fears that the monster would be over-powered, it seems that it’s the hunters who were the most successful during the Alpha, grabbing 753 414 wins compared to the monster’s 574 079. That didn’t dampen people’s desire to play as the monster, though, with 22.4% of players choosing to play as the Goliath or Kraken. The support only nabbed 16.4%. This ties into some fears we have for the game – it only works well if your team is balanced, cooperative and communicative. Evolve needs people to play as excellent trappers, medics and support – it’s not just about assault or being the monster. The stats from the Alpha show that some classes are more popular than others. While this may even out over time as people get used to playing a wide range of roles, it could certainly make the initial launch more bumpy as everyone queues to play their favorite role.

Finally, there’s the difference between rounds played and twitch views. With more than five times the viewership as the number of rounds played, it’s clear that there is a ton of interest in the game. People want to know what’s going on, implying that there will be a huge install base from the start. While there may be plenty of logistical issues at launch, and I really am worried about how the game will be balanced before the game ships, I think the 4v1 gameplay has a ton to offer.

Did you manage to get in on the Alpha? Was it everything you’d hoped it would be, or will you wait for the final released product?

Last Updated: November 17, 2014

31 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    November 17, 2014 at 10:07

    Nice to see so many people playing as the Monster! Very keen on it.

    Reply

    • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

      November 17, 2014 at 10:09

      It just means that thanks to all the DATA mining the future game will just have monsters. No more player choice like Mass Effect 1 had. Got to make it casual baby, the stats say so.

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        November 17, 2014 at 10:19

        Oh you, get more coffee you poo brain downer DRM πŸ˜›

        Reply

        • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

          November 17, 2014 at 10:20

          I already pre-ordered it but the milk requires a patch πŸ™
          Day 1 work week.

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          • RinceThis

            November 17, 2014 at 10:23

            BWAHAH I Want to play this game bro, you can be the monster πŸ˜‰

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 17, 2014 at 10:24

            Because it takes a monster to fight a monster? O_o

          • HairyEwok

            November 17, 2014 at 10:25

            Monsterception….

          • RinceThis

            November 17, 2014 at 10:43

            Indeed!

          • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

            November 17, 2014 at 10:25

            I will sell you the SUGAR TM as DLC. I now own the word SUGAR.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 17, 2014 at 10:27

            And sugar is only compatible with a Mug 4000, with handle sold separately?

          • HairyEwok

            November 17, 2014 at 10:28

            Oh lord and so the micro transactions begin to just smell the coffee.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 17, 2014 at 10:29

            Just imagine all the scent dlcs! KA-ching!

          • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

            November 17, 2014 at 10:33

            Somebody mentioned that Hospital game on the PC the other day. EA need to rape that one, SIMS is so yesterday.

          • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

            November 17, 2014 at 10:30

            FCUK!!! Why did my marketing department not think of that?
            We got to rape these gamers some other way then.
            Gets on the phone to Battlefield devs… FREE SUGAR to anybody who buys the season PASS.
            On the grounds that I can advertise SUGAR TM on the in-game billboards.

            P.S. The season pass gets pre-downlaodable PATCH. Before the other heathens are required to download it on day 1 2 3 4 5

          • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

            November 17, 2014 at 10:41

            Probably won’t installed without that Spoon V0.0456 patch.

          • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

            November 17, 2014 at 10:48

            Do not worry, I have instructed my dev team to include an interactive loading screen with the MANDATORY patch.

            I should win the POTY award.

  2. OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

    November 17, 2014 at 10:08

    Patch required to fix mess.

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  3. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 17, 2014 at 10:10

    I got in. Played as support, medic and goliath.

    Support is a damn fine class! I actually prefer it to the medic.

    Playing as the monster was an exhilarating feeling! Lvl1 you are VERY squishy…come LVL2 and you can start doing something. (did not reach Lvl3 since I got the drop on the team and killed them off by killing the medic first)

    Teamwork is VERY important. First match we did well, second match each one went sortof their own way, and the monster won.

    Playing as the monster, you try to single out the guys, if you catch a loner, he is tickets!

    All in all, I really dug the experience! I just hope we get proper SA servers!

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    • HairyEwok

      November 17, 2014 at 10:20

      Mostly played as assault and let me tell you, those mines and lightning gun are monster killers the rifle ehhhh not so much plus god mode shield makes you laugh at the monster as he hits you… literally, the guy laughs at the monster.

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  4. Actresschillz

    November 17, 2014 at 10:12

  5. Jonah Cash

    November 17, 2014 at 10:20

    I am still skeptical about us being snubbed for the Alpha and then the guys who got in got booted quite a lot… Even though I was told there are news for this in SA I am still not holding my breath!! I can see this going the Titanfall route here by us!! And that would be a shame, because I really want to play this game!!

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    • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

      November 17, 2014 at 10:21

      Titan Fall baby πŸ˜› too soon
      Thank goodness Mega Rom did not bundle it with the XBONE lol

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      November 17, 2014 at 10:22

      SA servers aren’t given because our “Internet” is not at par with the world. Will never forget those words from Titanfall. A$$holes.

      Reply

  6. Tarisma

    November 17, 2014 at 12:46

    Can’t wait to play this with a ping of 400.

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  7. Knowles2

    November 17, 2014 at 18:20

    From the above data it seem to me the monster a tad underpowered.

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  8. John

    December 14, 2014 at 01:27

    I just got my Evolve Alpha Key! I am so excited! Get yours now at evolvealphapc.blogspot.com/

    Reply

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