Make keys only work during EGC
Hello people of the fog,
Yes, this is another thread about changing keys, I bet we all have seen multiple threads about this now. But I came up with an idea I didn't see in the other threads, so I thought to share it with you and see what you think about that.
But first, what is my (and possibly many others) issue with keys? It is highly unfair towards the killer when two or even three survivors escape through the hatch by using one single key. Especially when three survs escape with one gen left, I can't think of a more "unjust", lame and unrewarded "victory" for one party. Yes moris are bad too, but keys will totally swing the outcome. The one second the killer has all the pressure, the next he just looses, with nothing he can do (not even mori, the key will remain in the trial). There should never be such an easy oppotunity to totally rob the killer of everthing he built up during the round. There is nothing similar with reversed roles. Even if you all die to Noed after the killer didn't even managed to down one before all gens weredone, you had a chance to work against the noed. He does not win instantly with it.
Imo, It is perfectly fine if just one survivor escapes with the use of a key, even after the killer closed it. It's also fair if all 4 escape though the hatch, since this can only happen after all 5 gens were finished, and then the survs earned it (also bc of the achievement).
So my proposal for allowing one or four survivors the escape with a key, but not two or three. Its actually quite easy:
A key can only be used during EGC!
EGC will trigger either when the killer closes the hatch (which means only one surv is left in the trail) or when on exit gate was opened (killer or survivor). If the killer closes the hatch, the last remaining surv can still reopen it with a key and escape. Fair game. If a gate was opened, the remaining survs can gather around the hatch and escape together (best with 4, of course). It wouldn't change much about the achievements difficulty, opening an exit gates with all four survs still living is no issue at all. You can even search for the hatch before opening the gate, since it will already have spawned, so you won't have to mind the EGC timer.
I think this would really be a nice and easy "fix" for the really unfair instances of key plays. What do you think?
TLDR: Escaping through hatch by using a key should only work during EGC to avoid unfair, unrewarded hatch escapes of multiple survivors when the killer is at it's strongest.