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Barbeque & Chili Change!

JaydixJaydix Member Posts: 5
edited April 2021 in Polls

This perk is plainly too strong. I see so many killers defend it by downplaying its effectiveness. Not only does it provide an astounding amount of extra bloodpoints, but it provides vision of the enemy team. I've heard the rebuttals... "It's so easily countered" "Hide in a locker" "Run one way and then after 4 seconds, run the opposite way". This is absolutely ridiculous. No survivor perk forces a killer to essentially WASTE TIME to counter a perk.

Now, before killers jump on me and scream "Borrowed Time! -- Decisive Strike! -- Unbreakable!!!"-- let's get this out of the way:

These perks do not change the killer gameplay, they counter the killer EXPLOITS. Camping a hook can only be countered by BT. If you decide to still proceed with this type of tactic, BT will punish this. If you further STILL decide to beat through the BT and tunnel this player, it is punished by DS. If you decide to slug because you aware that you have tunneled and are rightly concerned about DS, this tactic is countered by UB. Notice that these gameplay decisions are baseline for killer and NOT empowered by perk slots. However, Survivors must use these perks on the off-chance (most likely chance) that they will happen.

So, rounding back to BBQ, having this power is too strong. It effectively trivializes an entire component of the killer gameplay... Hunting. This is exacerbated further by select killers... namely Spirit, Nurse, Blight, Hillbilly... extreme mobility can counter even the fickle proposed 'counters' to this perk.

I've asked the opinion of BBQ to a vast selection of players. Each of them parrot similar responses. "I use it for more bloodpoints. The grind is too much. I don't use it for the information". Then I'll watch them play; without fail, after each hook they do a 360, surveying the field and remarking (sometimes even verbally) on the locations of survivors. Hmmm, thought you didn't use it for information?

There is only 1 perk that directly counters this-- Distortion. Which is lackluster at best. 3 tokens (3 hooks out of a possible 9 - yes, the Death Hook counts). To avoid detection. Weak and unworthy of being a "counter". This is also assuming that the killer is not running add-ons or another perk that reveals auras ( E.g. I'm All Ears) which will eat your tokens and leave you vulnerable to BBQ.

I've heard the argument that, it rewards the killer objective of hooking and that survivors have a perk that does the same in that of Dark Sense (reveals the killers aura when a generator is complete). I rebuttal with, how about the bloodpoint increase? Where is the token system that rewards survivors further for doing the objective? If they wanted this similar function they would need to equip We're Gonna Live Forever, which rewards Altruistic actions and NOT Objectives. So not only would survivors need to use 2 perk slots for a similar potency of Barbeque & Chili, but they would also need to split their focus from just doing objectives to also being altruistic for the same value.

Starting to see the issue here?

Now, enough of the rant and onto the proposed changes:

[1] Change the aura reading to ONLY work against survivors who have NOT been hooked.

  • This change enforces the perks purpose of locating survivors and getting your stacks for the extra BP. Once you have hooked someone, they will not be revealed to you by this perk.

[2] Split the perks function into 2 separate perks.

  • Vision for every time you hook (this could be buffed to several extra seconds to compensate for the BP loss), and a perk that gives you tokens for hooking (this could also be increased to compensate.

[3] Buff We're Gonna Live Forever to reveal the killer's aura to all survivors when unhooking in the fashion of a reverse BBQ.

So now to the poll. HEALTHY and RESPECTFUL discussion is encourage. I am curious to know your thoughts on the matter.

Barbeque & Chili Change! 105 votes

Aura reading only works on survivors who have not been hooked
WardenQueenGuest1567432SiMpSoUpJaydixincognito408missjay 6 votes
Split the perk function into 2 separate perks and buff them slightly
Sup3rCatTreecancercrossplayBS 2 votes
Buff WGLF with aura reading
nimesulideAxemikatrippPixieFartssimpforfelix 5 votes
BBQ feels oppressive but I don't like these proposed changes
Nos37BlackLegend629 2 votes
BBQ is fine as is
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  • DwightFairfieldDwightFairfield Member Posts: 1,247
    BBQ is fine as is

    it's a fine perk, it discourages camping and tunneling and rewards killers for hooking survivors.

  • JimboMasonJimboMason Member Posts: 758
    BBQ is fine as is

    its fairly balanced, why change it

  • GeneralVGeneralV Member Posts: 7,753
    BBQ is fine as is

    BBQ is a very balanced perk, it does not need changes.

  • EvanSnowWolfEvanSnowWolf Member Posts: 1,583
    BBQ is fine as is

    "No survivor perk forces a killer to essentially WASTE TIME to counter a perk."

    This person has never heard of Borrowed Time.

  • ShenshenShenshen Member Posts: 238
    BBQ is fine as is

    If a killer tunnels, camps, slugs it is considered an exploit? that is new to me. Also BBQ is probably the most well designed perk in the game. There is no need for a change at all.

  • GibberishGibberish Member Posts: 891
    BBQ is fine as is

    BBQ is actually pretty weak dude. If it didnt double your BP it would rarely ever be used.

  • MoundshroudMoundshroud Member Posts: 4,460
    BBQ is fine as is

    Not quite getting the response you had expected or hoped for huh? Let me clue you in on something, Barbecue & Chili is the Survivor's best friend. Without it, you would see a whole lot more camping. The Perk gives Killers a reason to leave so you can get a safe rescue. It is win/win for both sides. More to the point, the Perk has lots of counters, and even if they do see your aura briefly way in the distance (remember it only works on Survivors far away) you have plenty of time to move if you need to do so. You should be cheering that the Perk exists, not trying to nerf it and thus shoot yourself (and all Survivors) in the foot.

  • bm33bm33 Member Posts: 6,652

    I think if you're running BBQ but you stay at hook camping you lose the BP bonus for not going for another survivor. I see more camping killers use BBQ than I do ones that actually use the aura reading to go after a new survivor.

  • pigsaagpigsaag Member Posts: 206
    BBQ is fine as is

    dude, bbq is only used for bp, not for the aura reading.

  • RyRapsYTRyRapsYT Member Posts: 299
    BBQ is fine as is

    BBQ is good how it is

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 6,080
    BBQ is fine as is

    Look I appreciate the effort you put into this thread but I'm sorry but BBQ is fine. I don't have anything much to say about it.

  • WishIcouldmainWishIcouldmain Member Posts: 3,949
    edited April 2021
    BBQ is fine as is

    Only a few killers can utilize BBQ's aura. And you can hide behind a gen no problem being the primary objective. And not really as good on Nurse and Spirit.

  • AdidiAdidi Member Posts: 44
    BBQ is fine as is

    How is BBQ opressive? I don't think you realise that most trashy killer would simply camp you on the first hook if not it's aura reading. Better think your requests through. Also as one dude mentioned you can work around it very easily (hide behind gen, in locker, run one direction for 5 seconds then turn around...).

  • mintchapstickmintchapstick Member Posts: 891
    BBQ is fine as is

    By the time you catch up to someone that you just saw on BBQ & chili, they're usually gone anyway--or you're playing a low level game where survivors don't know to assume you have it.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815
    BBQ is fine as is

    I stopped reading when you started calling things you don't like exploits.

    Suffice it to say, plenty of survivor perks actively force killers to waste a lot of time, significantly more than anything the killer can bring. They fit into the catagory known as "second chance perks".

  • Nos37Nos37 Member Posts: 2,713
    BBQ feels oppressive but I don't like these proposed changes

    BBQ should reveal survivors' locations with bubbles instead of auras. This stops the killer from seeing injured survivors and tunneling them (you know, that thing that everyone says this perk does/encourages...)

    If BBQ is "fine as is," then Rancor needs to be changed and only show the location of the Obsession.

  • SebaOutbreakSebaOutbreak Member Posts: 395
    BBQ is fine as is

    The more you play, the less powerful and more balanced you realize this perk is.

    Not saying it's weak, it's actually very decent. It's just that there are other strong, nearly broken perks available for both sides that could use a change or two... and BBQ isn't one of them.

  • KirkyladKirkylad Member Posts: 1,927
    BBQ is fine as is

    I genuinely can't take anyone seriously who thinks BBQ is OP lmao.

  • RoboMojoRoboMojo Member Posts: 1,322
    BBQ is fine as is

    This post is laughably absurd. To be fair that doesn't really need to be said, does it? All it takes is a look at the results to see you're wrong, my friend.

  • RoboMojoRoboMojo Member Posts: 1,322
    BBQ is fine as is

    How exactly does BBQ encourage tunnelling? If you've just hooked someone else and the injured person is at least 40 meters away then you are not tunnelling that person. They had ample time to get away.

  • JasmineDragonJasmineDragon Member Posts: 372
    BBQ is fine as is

    at rank 1 you dont even use bbq to know where people are, I want to know where they ARENT. I want to know how many people are near where Im hooking, If I see 2-3 people on one gen there is no point in pressuring it, the gen will be done by the time I can get there, my objective is now set up and interception half way between the hook and gen, forcing them to spread wide around me on their way to the hook, allowing me to apply pressure to the group because I know they wont be slipping past me. If I see 0-1 aura I know most people are near me, I check the local gens, then go off and patrol if none of them are close to finished. If I do see all 3 people, just hanging around in different corners of the map, Im not b lining it to anyone, by the time I get there theyd likely be long gone or hiding, it wastes far too much time. It tells me that I have plenty of time before they unhook this person and to begin my patrol rotation. No decent player is using bbq to find their next target in most situations, it happens but its rare. Honestly its primarily used for bp first, and a means of getting general knowledge if you really havent been paying attention

  • cancercrossplayBScancercrossplayBS Member Posts: 4
    Split the perk function into 2 separate perks and buff them slightly

    Because there are killers who still camp with it obviously

  • simpforfelixsimpforfelix Member Posts: 66
    Buff WGLF with aura reading

    i really REALLY think this perk is OK not SUPER OP or anything just meta, but I do have a problem with how weak the survivors version of BBQ is with WGLF, I don't think BBQ needs a nerf at all, WGLF definitely needs a buff either way

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