Making killers more “consistent” to each other makes the game less fun:
Yeah, this is mostly about Michael Myers losing his full immunity to detection thanks to the “undetectable buff” making him being able to be detected by Spine Chill and Premonition, but is also about the philosophy for these changes that worries me a little: They were made to make EW1 Myers more consistent with other stealth killers, but it doesn’t make sense, because EW1 Myers relies all in stealth way more than the other stealth killers: His movement is slower, did not gain bloodlust and lunge is smaller, but that weaker chase potential was justified because the only way to find him was by using your eyes and ear, it had 100% stealth, no matter the perk that you used. That was made the Mirror Myers build so effective, but no more.
Oh,yeah, now he doesn’t have a terror radius, but besides the fact that you could take out his terror radius with Monitor, 6 meters is still way better than having the 36 meters of Premonition and Spine Chill, so his stealth has been nerfed with this “buff”, and with that, Myers as a whole, even if just a little, is still a nerf.
And yes ,not everybody is going to use those perks, but before, you didn’t need to concern yourself with that at all, now you do and if you are using a Mirror Build, well, you are screwed, because EW1 does not have the necessary tools to counter a Premonition or Spine Child user, contrary to other stealth killers, that can just chase them, this not a good option for Myers. I mean, if they want to be truly consistent, Myers should have the same chase potential in EW1 as other stealth killers, right?
This line of thought also appear in justifying the small nerf for Ghostface of making him lose his cloak after being hit by a pallet just to be consistent with other similar characters, which is my problem. Is not a big problem at all, not a big nerf, just pointless and annoying, and that is the point, it just makes things a little harder for Ghostface just to be “consistent”.
And Plague, that has the same condition, suffers way more than Ghostface, and she shouldn’t, as her Corrupt Purge is already something that has a lot of counterplay, with being temporary, not accessible unless someone cleanses or you use an add-on, so her losing this precious resource for a pallet is stupid in my opinion. Yeah, it doesn’t happen often, but is still feels too punishing for a power that is already so restrictive.
And the thing, is there are still killers with temporary powers that do not lose their powers with a pallet, so shouldn’t EW3 Myers go back to EW2 or Ghostface, instead of just losing his stealth, losing his full charge like Plague and Legion if we are being “consistent”?But of course they don’t, because that is not how they work. Killers should work differently to each other, that it its what makes them fun to play and face, consistency for consistency sake and not taking into account the unique aspects of each killers, just makes them feel the same and more boring.