My Current Top 3
-The Lack of Strategy & Conuterplay in Generators as Objective
-DBD Meta Perk
-The Realm Beyond
-Freddy's current state
-Billy's current state
If these things were looked into more seriously I would have a much more fun time playing the game. That's not to say that I'm not having fun right now, but I can't help but realize that these things weigh down my enjoyment a lot. These should be genuinely top priorities. It's 2021. Your game has been out now for 5 years, it's time to put in an actual settings menu. Seriously.
Most if not all of the people that created the game and had a vision for it are gone, and that's not an insult to the people that are continuing the game, it's just that it's very unlikely the ship will set sail in a different direction. They tried with Deathgarden, didn't work out. This ship will always be Super Smash Slashers now. The formula works, but I'd say the soul really left when they stopped decorating generators for holidays. The team is a lot bigger now, but that means you have a producer telling everyone what to do, and everyone is executing what is told to them. That will never not be robotic, even in video game studios.
Everything is much more fast paced now. Animations sped up, things are more spur of the moment instead of deliberate and methodical. Atmosphere has given way to 'pretty' (which again isn't bad) and because the game has to be respectful of other countries laws and what they find offensive the game has put itself into a box. We're never going to see body horror, decapitations, bones in general outside of totems etc. It's very safe. Kinda weird for horror.
The focus on kills and escapes. When the Killer Cube came out you needed 2 kills and a hook to pip and everyone back then thought that was meh. There shouldn't be a defined win condition. The trial itself should be its own experience...but nah. Exit gates and kills. Do gens and rush out the door or end up on a hook. It is what it is. In my view 10k points pip, like how it was back in 'the day'.
Just my two cents.
Cheaters, Maps, Survivor balance.
Fix these and the game will be worth playing.
Map size/balance/RNG: Maps are too big and often have too many strong tiles that chain together. RNG affects maps way, way, way too much
Perk balance/synergy: Many perks are too strong on their own or too strong when combined with each other. There are perks like this on both sides. Slowdowns and second chances are too prevalent/impactful/necessary IMO.
Cheaters: Do something
I think iridescent addons should be power fun with no draw backs and alot rarer to get it's a little silly I can okay every game with highest rarity thing every game if I want easily
The power gap in perks being either useless or meta ei preditor v corrupt and flip flop v DS
The effectiveness of face camping the first survivor which is made even better with noed
Large volume of bad perks in comparison to good ones
3) Cheaters / Hackers
1. Hackers 2. Iron Will/Dead Hard 3. Map design/pallet density
Killer being unwinnable a majority of the time.
Looping being almost completley abolished with the absurd amount of anti loop killers in the game.
The abysmal map design.
Survivor objectives other than just gens and counter play towards gens
Issues with particular maps.
Although to be fair the game has it's fair share of other problems as well, like the balance disparity between killers, or between swf and solo survivors. I still think it's a good game, I'm enjoying it a lot again, but it's just really rough around the edges and has some annoying issues. And sadly the improvements to the game don't come as fast as I wish they would.
-Failing to seperate the casual and competitive players
My subjective list:
Many of the things I felt were issues are supposed to be addressed on 10/19/2021 (Pig addons, Wraith's All Seeing, Trapper base kit, Ghost Face charge time addon requirement, and even Hillbilly's addon buffs). This game has consistently progressed in what I feel has been a great direction. I hope it continues to.
3) The grind
Maps in general
Perks in general
Items and addons in general