What If Trapper Had A Preperation Phase?
Title. Although I could see many pros and cons to this...
Pros: Trapper would know the map before the survivors. Allowing him to plan ahead.
He's infamous for having to set his traps before he can engage the survivors. This in most cases costs him a gen. If he was allowed to place traps before hand then he can jump straight in to the hunt like other killers.
Knowing where traps were placed in prep can help Trapper lure Survivors in to deadzone's or a trapped loop, making him abit nastier in chases
However there's some Cons
Certain areas can't be trapped in the prep phase such as survivors spawn points. However after the prep phase it's fair play. But Survivors could still abuse this information
Trapper has 60 seconds of prep time. After that he's on his own in terms of laying out traps, if the time isn't used well then it would be pointless.
When is prep time? I had 2 suggestions but both have huge negatives
Prep time 1: BEFORE THE MATCH, instead of readying up instantly the player can chose to prep traps. They load in to the map solo and can place traps, added bonus he can see any hex totems he has and can put traps out to defend it.
The problem? What if Trapper joins a session that's full of survivors? Fret not I have a plan.
When Trapper spawns a countdown similar to the EGC will begin. After that time he's teleported back to his starting position. By this time survivors will load in and the match can start.
Prep Time 2: The survivors spawn with Trapper however are blocked by the entity.
This would solve any loading time problems that come with prep time 1. However, there's afew issues with this..
1. Survivors may see where Trapper places Traps
2. They'd just be sitting there for 60 seconds but still be "Playing"
3. If Trapper wants he dosent have to place traps and instead just camp a survivors starting position.
So let me know your thoughts. Maybe you know a better way to execute a prep phase for Trapper? Honestly I'd just love to see more Trapper at Red ranks. But currently he can't compete against someone like Nurse or Spirit.
Side note this is actually my first idea type post like this. Go easy on me pwease