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Totem counter, yay or nay?

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Totem counter, yay or nay? 84 votes

Good idea
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Bad idea
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Other thoughts
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Comments

  • Spectre13Spectre13 Member Posts: 179
    Bad idea

    One key to totems is they are hidden and some survivors are too concerned with gens or killer baiting to go cleanse them. Adding a counter will virtually ruin (no pun intended) all Hex perks for killers since its a constant reminder that all these totems "should" be broken before leaving the match.

  • jayrujayru Member Posts: 64
    Bad idea

    Maybe if totems are troubling you, cleanse them. If you have trouble finding them, use small game. Pretty simple

  • cheetocultleadercheetocultleader Member Posts: 1,029
    Other thoughts

    Agreed.

    Also, the old map's have fine spots for finding totems. The newer ones like Midwich make it so time consuming it's pointless to look for totems outside SWF. Perhaps redoing those, at least ones tucked away in nooks and crannies like lockers that are only visible from one angle while visiting that one room, would be a good idea.

  • LSerpentineLSerpentine Member Posts: 130
    Other thoughts

    Oh my gosh, yesss! That would be great, especially challenging when you've got Huntress (or other killers) with perks like Territorial Imperative! 10/10 I support this idea.

  • TotemsCleanserTotemsCleanser Member Posts: 422
    Good idea

    Literally this. I agree that having them displayed on the HUD would be too much, like a constant reminder if that makes sense. But THIS is perfect.

  • ZerLukasZerLukas Member Posts: 290
    Other thoughts

    I'd love it to be a part of small game or another perk but not as a base feature.

    Because NOED is a perk and having to equip a perk to counter it seems reasonable.

  • PainaPaina Member Posts: 95
    Other thoughts

    like some people already said, it would be great as a part of small game

  • OwlzeyOwlzey Member Posts: 438
    Good idea

    Support to the basement candle idea. I think it would be a neat addition and it has some risk involved.

  • DeadeyeDeadeye Member Posts: 3,068
    edited August 2020
    Good idea

    Just thought about that and every "totem counter" suggestion is only targeting NOED. There is no other need for a totem counter. At least so far. If a general core mechanic added to the game feels necessary just so people can see if they potentially get hit by a single perk, I would say there, at least, have to be more endgame perks that need to be affected by totems or that there needs to be another core mechanic making use of totems.

  • CheersCheers Member Posts: 3,426
    Other thoughts

    Buff Small Game to have a totem counter. The perk is in need of a buff and this would be a handy way to do so.

  • zoozoom6zoozoom6 Member Posts: 811
    Other thoughts

    maybe a new perk should do this.

    the idea to have a counter in the basement seemed balanced though.

  • MrPenguinMrPenguin Member Posts: 793
    Other thoughts

    I think it would be fine on small game the same way Thrill of The Hunt has one. I don't know about base line.

  • bm33bm33 Member Posts: 1,999
    Other thoughts

    Attach counter to perk like small game.

  • PrettyFaceKatePrettyFaceKate Member Posts: 1,704
    Good idea

    A totem counter would actually encourage cleansing as a secondary objective and would slow down gens. Currently, solos just cleanse what they run into if they even get a chance during gameplay, because they have no time to go around the whole map without knowing if anyone is actually doing anything productive. A counter would give them a notion of where they stand and a sense of urgency to force them off gens if they're falling behind on totems.

    Those saying "bad idea", or that it should be a perk, are probably too worried they'd get their noed pre-cleansed. They'd rather have solos duplicate efforts inefficiently or just being unable to do all the dulls, all the while keeping their totems up.

    Just do bones is a nice line until the survivors actually do them, amirite? A bunch of nice words that you throw around without meaning them, because the reality that transpires from these replies is that you want slow gens but you want to keep your totems as well. You can't have cake and eat it too. I guess you guys prefer 4-man death squads who don't need any totem counter at all. Remember when you get on the forums complaining about seal teams, that's you reaping what you sowed, because swf is where solos head off to when they're fed up.

  • yobudddyobuddd Member Posts: 1,636
    Good idea

    Ha! Thank you, I appreciate the sentiment, but I can’t take credit. Saw the idea elsewhere, experienced a 🤯, and knew I had to spread the message. Every post I’ve seen on it (2 others I think), the idea has been very positively embraced. Hoping the devs catch wind of this soon.

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 3,585
    Other thoughts

    only if the totem counter ONLY when using small game or maybe candle in the basement but don't have them where hooked survivor can see them easy when hooked.

  • Seiko300Seiko300 Member Posts: 1,392
    Other thoughts

    If totems were mechanically and fundamentally changed as I've suggested numerous times then maybe it's possible.

    A suggestion I really like is one that prevents the nightmare scenario of every killer running any Hex: Perk (that isn't Haunted Grounds or something) which is the idea of "deployable hex's". Basically whenever you start the trial with a Hex: Perk in your loadout the auras of all totems are revealed and at the beginning of the match you can scout out the best totem spawns and spots and choose which totem your Hex is attached to (of course this comes with the trade-off of potentially wasting time at the beginning not defending gens or chasing survivors, as well if you act predictable survivors can catch you in the act and know exactly where that Hex is).

    When approaching a totem depending on what slot it's in (1,2,3, or 4) you press that number key and the Hex: Perk is attached potentially after a short animation and the flame underneath it is suddenly lit. After which point it acts like normal and can be cleansed / destroyed at any time.


    This would also be interesting to potentially create a new dynamic of introducing Hex: Perks towards the middle / late parts of the match.

  • lazerlightlazerlight Member Posts: 356
    Good idea

    Killer main logic:

    Survivors: *complain about NOED*

    Killer mains: dO BOn3s!!!

    ---

    Survivors: What if there was a totem counter?

    Killer mains: wait not like that

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 7,510
    edited August 2020
    Bad idea

    I could be okay with it, IF totems actually got substantial improvements to functionality and placement. Just adding a counter without doing anything else would be further nerfs to hex perks that are already overall weak to begin with.

    To be clear though, I think NOED needs a rework as well.

  • benkibenki Member Posts: 8
    Bad idea

    Totems offer a way to counter play and negate otherwise too powerful perks. They spawn in relatively easy to find areas and require the killers to spend time away from gens if they want to protect them. In short there is no great need to offer more ways to counter these totems, inner strength provides a bonus for survs who choose to cleanse them and i'm sure more perks will come as they are a core mechanic.

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 3,585
    Other thoughts

    I think it way totems spawn is more why they don't want a totem counter you know they spawn in dumb place like right next to gen or in a plce where nothing covering it.

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