NOED and new Killers
Hey, I saw Otz's video on NOED and I've stated something similar before so I just wanted to throw this out for discussion.
I also agree and think NOED is harmful to new killers in the long term and puts them in an MMR hellscape. We also see that, from the MMR data, it's not even that effective of a perk as its use drops off the higher you go up in MMR.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not slamming NOED as a perk. In fact, I sometimes run it with Blood Warden, Remember Me and/or No Way Out as an end game build where I play most of the match perkless (but, to be honest, if I don't get at least six hooks before end game I just open the gates and let the survivors leave to keep my MMR from inflating).
However, I do think the effectiveness of NOED at low to mid MMR is exactly why it needs to redesigned. It's not that effective as you go up in MMR and it's easily countered with experience; not by people new to the game. It's effective until it's not and then new killers are stuck in an MMR ranking that they can't handle and frustrated.
Anyway, I hope it gets a huge rework as part of the health update.