my feedback on The Plague and recent changes (1500+hr DBD enthusiast)
I've never posted my feedback on new killers, especially since the epic fail of Legion, but I am not a fan of the new killer, The Plague. She is gorgeously designed (aesthetically) but her mechanics are poor. Who thought it was a great idea for VOMITING to be in a game? I feel physically ill playing her and against her. As I have struggled with an eating disorder for most of my life, the sound of vomiting was never a good idea in a game and as for most people, it triggers nausea. Even watching it through my favorite streamers on twitch, it was never a good idea. And the constant vomiting noises after you've been sickened by her power is abhorrent. Her mori... also disgusting.
As for her perks, especially the Infectious Fright, is extremely awful. It will make flashlight saves even rarer than they are. Imagine that with a distressing nurse. You can hear them scream AND see their aura for 6 seconds. SLUG META? Who doesn't love being left on the floor. The decisive strike, DS, changes are useless and probably the most upsetting as now there is no hard counter to a mori. And about 80% of my games, there is a mori. This was probably only to appease the constant whining from reddit killers. It is now a dead perk and no one will use it. The only change DS needed was wiggle DS. Maybe a notification or a sound to alert the killer of wiggle DS instead of the surprise factor.
Jane's perks are all useless. The locker one is fun in theory, but will never be used. As none of her perks actually counter her killer counterpart, especially the Solidarity perk. It may be nice in theory, paired with aftercare or we'll make it, against a fair, non-tunneling non-Plague killer. The time it takes to heal is not worth the self heal bonus at 50%. Poised just inspires more immersive gen rushing.
I don't mean to offend anyone. I love this game dearly and there is no other game like it. But after Legion, I almost quit. There is little fun left in this game and this recent PTB patch did not help whatsoever and I am greatly disappointed.