My careful PTB feedback. (Please read)
I play on PS4. I'm a big fan of the game that has taken a break overall. I no longer play everyday, but play occasionally. I've put in some serious hours of fun (easily over 1,000 hours I'd say), and have financially supported the game as most of us have through DLCs and cosmetics etc..
So I've not played the PTB... but I've watched LOTS of video and from that, I have drew my OWN objective opinions. Which are below.
I hope my post gets read and is taken serious. I believe in honesty and transparency, so that is why I'm stating I've not actually played it myself. I play 2/3 killer, but play survivor as well.
Just some quick notes.
-DS is perfect now. Well done.
-Mettle of Man is fine the way it is. Don't change it.
-The look of the EGC is fantastic. The visuals are great
-The 720p or reduced graphics on console are fine now that I've gotten used to them, the game has never ran better than now. I would like the old crisper graphics if possible of course.
Now onto my thick, yet short objective opinions please.
The wall change for coldwind farms is great. Thanks for that. It was needed. The timer for the EGC is a bit long. This isn't a game changing mechanic, but a cool one that kinda pushes survivors out the door so to speak. It is needed, but when the dying state and/or hooked state, it's basically a 4 minute timer on average I'd say, unless they all just leave soon. The average time that actually happens must be close to 4 minutes.
This needs changed. It should be a 2 minutes timer, not 3. It will create even more tense moments, and with the slowdown, it will end up being around 3 minutes like intended.
The changes I'm happy with mostly. The missed attack is a great counter. The pallet speed nerf is fine. It seems you guys have buffed most of his add ons. That all works. However, his Terror Radius being nerfed to 32m is a bad decision. The Legion can no longer tunnel down a survivor with Feral Frenzy. This is a healthy change. He'll be forced to injure multiple people. That is the idea right? The ability for a survivor to hide away, close by and not have their timer go down doesn't make much sense.
This also takes away his ability to "sneak" up on people. With Monitor and Abuse III, his TR is the same as it was previously. 1 perk slot to have the old terror radius at default? NO. Please consider changing this. It makes the power role, powerful, with the ability to sneak up on people and stab 2 or 3 people. I really think the terror radius should go back to 24m. Or at least a compromise of 28m. 32m is just too large for a stealthy type killer.
Other than his terror radius being reverted back, I don't see any other changes needed. He did get a overall heavy nerf. His FF time was increased by like what? 1 second to 10? He's a 4.6ms killer now, so that will help get those 2nd hits for downs, but still... with all the nerfs... it makes it tough to think he'll be a powerful killer. He's just another okay, mid tier at best killer. Sure, in the right hands he can be deadly, but out of the box, power alone... he's fairly weak as is.
The power role, should remain powerful, and intimidating. 4v1... just because this is a 4v1 game doesn't mean the outcrying survivors should be rewarded with nerfs to killers. Don't they want a challenge and an overall intimidating and intense experience? Or just easy? I really think giving back the 24m TR is the way to go. And he's fine. Right now, just killers in their powers... etc. He's in with Trapper/Pig/Freddy/Clown or so. Something of the like.
The perks of this game is what drew me in and continues the draw me in. The art on the perks is amazing. The names are very cool, and the design of them mostly is great. However, there's perks that no one uses, and perks that everyone uses.
We can only bring 4. Killers bring 4, and survivors bring 4. In the end, it's 16 against 4. Probably averages out to 10-12 unique perks against 4. Lots of survivors use Self Care, DS, Mettle, and/or Adrenaline etc. So you'll only get 10-12 or so unique ones. But 16 total.
The problem is perks like "Remember Me" getting nerfed shouldn't happen. It's a situational perk, and lots of times the obsession plays stealthy, and I might only get 2-3 hits on them. And even then, there's a 1/4 or 1/3 chance (maybe someone has died) that they are opening up at least 1 gate and negating the slowdown on gate time. So the perk isn't that powerful to begin with.
The change is horrible. 4 seconds per hit from 5. Okay, I can take that, but reducing the stacks to 4 max from 6? I don't understand that. At all.
I rarely even get 6 stacks, but why kill the chance to get it? With the GATE TIMER being reduced to 15 seconds from 20...
We've gone from a max gate time of 51 seconds (which is rare to happen) to a max of 31 seconds. Which requires 1 perk slot, and having the obsession either dead or not opening that gate to obtain. Lots of conditions to get 11 seconds extra past the default time.
THe perk is almost worthless. It has some value, but it's basically crap. I wouldn't use it. I personally want to see it changed back. Or leave it alone and reduce the EGC timer like I nicely suggested above ^^^^^. Please. Regardless of any changes to it, the stacks of 6 max should be back. I don't get this change. It's just a nerf to a perk that took conditions to meet.
The other changes I'm okay with. Buffing Left Behind makes sense. That's fine.
The audio in this game is great. I love it. It could use some new stuff or dynamic changes, to keep it fresh, but most importantly... it's very important for a killer and should be fixed... footsteps, breathing... it should all be working right. It isn't.
I'm okay with the RBT not starting until a gen is completed. I'm okay with them having to be active for it to kill people. An active bear trap should also negate a hatch escape. This has far too long been a stupid thing that survivors have gotten away with.
The pig was already a bit weak. Low mid tier or so. The terror radius change is horrible. It needs to be removed. Only the chase condition should remain. It is a blind buff to survivors that makes no logical sense. EGC or not.
Thanks for your time. I hope my objectivity and passion was seen and respected.