Devs please show us you care about our feedback!
I've been playing dbd since beta and I'll be honest. Not since Ghost Face's PTB and the flashlight save at any point in the pickup change that got reverted have I seen such a universally negative response from the entire community, both survivors and killers, on how bad the Hillbilly changes are. Which is so polarizing considering the perk changes and Leatherface changes are SO good. Its like Hillbilly and Leatherface switched places in tier lists honestly.
I'm just putting it out there. I'm 100% sure they're going to go through with the Overheat mechanic and the Add-on changes regardless of our feedback like they did with the nurse and ruin changes no offense. They've worked too hard in their eyes to throw away all those new assets.
HOWEVER, this can still be salvaged. it boils down to decreasing how quickly the Chainsaw overheats, and increasing how quickly the chainsaw cools down. The cooldown is WAY too long and the Chainsaw overheating as quickly as 9.5 seconds without add-ons is just downright sad, as it removes all of his mindgame potential at pallets. Basically leaving the only time you wanna use your chainsaw is out in the open when you got a survivor dead to rights. We want to aim for a charge rate where the chainsaw overheats around 15-20 seconds of revving. Increase the speed of the passive cooldown. Replace useless add-ons like Mother's helper with more add-ons that decrease charge time. Cause its sad that we only have one add-on to decrease charge time. I get what you're going for with lighborn inspired add-ons but you can do better.
I'd like to suggest we actually reward proper use of the chainsaw by resetting the overhead\t with a successful chainsaw down or removing a large chunk of the overheating when you successfully down someone with your chainsaw. Just spit balling here.
I don't think the devs are dumb, its a PTB for a reason. But I KNOW you can do better cause you have in the past. You made Ghostface great after he was horrible in his PTB. You made spirit great after hers, you made Oni better after his. The list goes add-on and on and on. You've shown you can come back from stuff like this so show me that you can. :3
This comes from a place of love for you guys and I hope you take this constructive criticism to heart from one of the few who's been with you since the start.