A Logical Response to the Cosmetic Sets Drama
I wanted to make it clear that I am somebody who did glitch my sets. I won’t pretend that I’m completely unbiased, but I will try to be in writing this.
”Integrity of the License”- I’m sorry but honestly I had to laugh when I heard this. The fact that they made Cybil Benet look like a critter and never even went back and revised it is honestly hilarious. They are pulling the “integrity” card as if they have EVER lived up to doing the characters they create justice in certain situations. Please look up what cybil benet looked like in silent hill 1, I promise you that it is not even remotely close to what is found in the game.
Secondly, why is the integrity of the characters all of a sudden important. Laurie Strode, Detective Tapp, Quentin, etc. have been in the game for YEARS and none of them ever prevented you from mixing up their cosmetics in outfits FAR different from what they were wearing in their creations. Sets are a fairly new option in the game, it was a way for Behavior to force a player to buy an entire outfit rather than individual pieces. They have a lot of power in the negotiating room when discussing these contracts. You cannot look at me in the eyes and tell me that Capcom said to Behavior “if a player can put a bloody head cosmetic on Leon’s re4 jacket we’re throwing our deal out the window”. Granted the specifics of these contracts are hidden from public view but I can almost promise you that Capcom and these other game companies gave a rat’s you know what about being about to change the look of an outfit.
Thirdly, even if these Intellectual property holders enforced these stupid rules about the specific look of a character why in God’s name does that have anything to do with your ORIGINAL CHARACTERS. Behavior has 100% control over their original characters, multiple of which have sets at this point. The only integrity they’re upholding is the integrity of their wallet. These IP’s are big names, but I really doubt they care if there is a SMALL fraction of people slightly changing the look of a character in dead by daylight. It’s just laughable that Behavior thinks the horror world is looking at this game in regard to integrity.
They can’t even release a functioning map despite the fact that there hasn’t been a new one in over a YEAR. The integrity is severely lacking as is but it is only the integrity of their profit margins that concern them and their investors. Overall it’s not a good look for the game in general, and a lot of people have been hurt by the decision making of Behavior, I mean for god’s sake they fixed the cosmetic glitch before console players could even play the game without it crashing. Their actions speak a lot louder than whatever their rhetoric is.
TLDR; The integrity claim is weak at best, most IP’s have not cared for as long as the game has been out so why is it only now recently an issue and why has the introduction of sets come so late after many iconic IP introductions such as Laurie strode. Original characters have nothing to do with licensing and their argument doesn’t even hold up as to why you can’t mix the sets of original characters.