Are the Devs underestimating Object of obsession?
From what I see, the main reason they are not planning to change object is because of the stats and escape rates of survivors who use them. But there's more to it than that.
1. Obvious one. It is incredibly powerful with SWF. 100% information on one team at the cost of 25% of the other. Definitely not fair. But I'll leave it at that. It's clear at this point.
2. I used to run object of obsession as a solo player at red ranks and I can tell you that the information I get for just looking at the killer's direction is really impressive. I feel safe with object of obsession because if the killers are good, THEY WONT CHASE YOU. They ignore you until they have to chase which is good for me because I can sit on a gen and track killer movement at the same time. The killer will be in a chase and he doesn't have time to look at me but I know exactly where he is and what pallets he's breaking, again giving you a sense of safety.
3. It destroys low TR and trap killers. Again, obvious.
4. If killer is coming towards me, I can always run left, look away to cut aura connection and then double back and run right. Works all the time unless the killer has LOS. And the headstart I get is massive even if the killer has LOS. I start running when he is more than 32m away from the killer. Remember that the killer catches up to you almost 8x faster when you are stationary when compared to how fast be catches up while running (considering the relative velocity is 4.6 when you are stationary. 4.4 is even worse).
5. Stealth killers/undetectable perks are NOT a counter to object. If I run object and spine chill and if spine chill is active, the only thing I need to know is which direction he is coming from. I can look around and if object of obsession icon glows, the run the other direction after looking away. Or we have sprint burst to just run away the other direction.
Im not attacking the Devs here. I respect them and I have to agree they did a pretty good job so far (no pun intended). I'm just stating the obvious and lesser known things you can do with object and why it's stronger than people realise.