Is the downside of Technician too much?
Technician could be a good perk for new players who aren't very good at skillchecks, however the downside of the increased penalty for failing a skillcheck is quite harsh when you crunch the numbers, even more so with the new gen time changes. An additional 3% penalty plus the gen not progressing for a few seconds after the explosion means a failed skill check adds a significant amount of time to a completing a gen.
In fact I tested it, and failing 1 skill check with technician currently adds a whopping ~13 seconds to the time needed to complete a gen. 13 seconds in exchange for the killer not being notified and working on the gen quieter is quite dramatic imo, espcially as new players will be missing a lot more than 1 skillcheck in most cases. This penalty will be even more when gen times are increased as 3% will equal 2.7 seconds instead of 2.4. Should the penalty be decreased to fit with new gen times? Or is it fine as it is as the killer not being notified is quite strong?
Personally I think the penalty should be toned down per missed skillcheck, otherwise the perk seems almost counter productive and potentially a bigger detriment to new players and the team rather than helpful.
Open for discussion, just wondered what the community thought about this as technician is a perk I don't see being used regularly.