I like what I'm seeing...
I just wanted to drop in and say that the recent PTB really caught my eye.
It looks like a promising step in the right direction, and I hope to see health patches of similar quality in the future.
I haven't played since Jan 4th, and I moved DBD into my "Permentantly Uninstalled" category on Steam.
After wrestling with the game on-and-off thru the latter half of 2021, I really believed my time in the fog was up. Confidence in the dev team reached an all-time low by January of 2022, and I'm still skeptical about the future of DBD.
That said, patch 5.7.0 looks like a solid 10/10 (known issues aside), and I see myself dropping in for a day or two to see whats new.
The hemorrhage rework really excites me, and I hope killers find it alleviates some of the stress they experience against coordinated SWFs. "No more 99% heals" is going to be the talk of the town, but I see this change having a bigger impact on survivors who heal mid chase and within the killer's terror radius. It also opens the door for perks & add-ons that can temporarily "stop the bleeding."
With nearly 2.5k hours under my belt, I'm not looking for flashy changes. The last 7 DLC releases have been a total flop, despite what player counts at the time might've told you, so no one should have any reason to believe an 8th DLC is going to turn this game around.
Keep bringing the quality of life improvements--figure out how DBD can maximize its great player experiences--and I promise you I'll come back for another 2.5k hours.
If you've read this far, and you want to share your unfiltered thoughts on DBD atm, I'd love to hear them.