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Why does No Mither not have 100% noise reduction?
This is something that has baffled me for a long, long time now. I understand it's a "hardmode" Perk, but it's very clear that the "hardmode" comes from constantly being on a 1-hit down, not from being nearly unable to be stealthy unless you run Iron Will.
I've been mad at this for a long time. You already have to waste a quarter of your Perk slots JUST to make the game harder for yourself; by wasting that Perk slot, you by default have to waste half of your Perk slots on equipping No Mither and Iron Will just so that you can retain your ability to hide from the Killer.
I think No Mither is a fun Perk to run. But that's just it: I like running Perks that make the game feel more fun. And though I do think Iron Will is a fun Perk, if I already have No Mither, Iron Will isn't a fun Perk. It's a forced Perk. Having no choice but to kill my Perk variety just to turn on hardmode isn't fun. What if I want to use that Perk slot for a build? What if I want to combine No Mither, Resilience, This Is Not Happening, and Stake Out to do a gen Mither build, or combine it with Urban Evasion, Quick and Quiet, and Dance With Me to do a stealth Mither build? But no, I have to waste an entire Perk slot on Iron Will just so the idea of hiding from the Killer with No Mither on is even a possibility.
This is exaggerated by the fact that unless you're a high-tier player in a chase, you're going to want to be hiding from the Killer more often because, well, you're constantly on a 1-hit down. But by not giving No Mither a 100% noise reduction, you're strong-armed into using up that extra Perk slot on Iron Will, just so you can be able to do at all what a Perk like No Mither heavily relies on you doing. By making stealth a more valuable mechanic to the player, No Mither should enhance your ability to be stealthy, not damn near erase it.
In short: No Mither should have a 100% noise reduction, because it needs it. The Perk encourages you to play stealthy yet makes stealth nearly impossible without wasting half your Perk slots and killing the variety of fun, useful, or interesting builds you can run.