Are leaks good or bad for DBD?
Note: This isn't hate towards leakers or people who keep up with leak pages (I do too), I just want to see what people think.
Leaks really for any game tend to not be the best thing personally, but for DBD it seems like leaks and leak pages are just widely accepted, often posting about future content that is way in advance. I just have to wonder if this a good thing or a bad thing? In some ways it has been positive, often giving us information and dates for things - something that BHVR is very lacking in and could definitely improve on.
But in some other ways leaks also seem really negative. They "spoil" surprises (and before someone says 'just don't look at them lol' they inevitably get spread around if you follow things relating to DBD, its almost hard NOT to see them if you're a fan of the game) for upcoming tomes, skins, changes and even chapter reveals (as we've seen with Hellraiser, indicating early on the chapter would be licensed) - potentially losing the hype / surprise of the teasers (or creating miss-directed hype). Another negative I'd like to highlight was the controversy surrounding the anniversary cakes, where DBD forums and twitter were hounded by players demanding the cakes be stackable based on some assumed left-over code from the year before. It's strange.
There are so many leaks pages and people who discuss them, my question really is do you think they positively or negatively impact the game? Yes, getting early inside knowledge on upcoming content is fun, but then it kind of ruins the surprise and excitement?