For once, I disagree with the rumored NOED nerf.
I usually don’t agree with the Killers on here due to some of them being so bias and becoming disrespectful when you disagree with them but one thing that I have to agree with them on is that NOED doesn’t really need a nerf.
I have to admit, I play Survivor most of the time with friends and it is VERY annoying to be hit by NOED then having the killer message you end game to gloat saying “GG EZ 4K” when really they just used a perk that requires no skill. (Same goes for adrenaline, call me hypocritical ;))
Basically, The typical basic counter to NOED is if you just do totems, then bam. The perk will be useless and you don’t have to worry about being one shotted. It is true that NOED rewards bad players, that is one thing that is not arguable.
I also saw someone post a survey about whenever or not devs should place a totem count in the game for survivors to see how many totems are left in the match awhile back, which I don’t remember who posted this survey but I’m pretty sure I voted on it.
I’d like to give my opinion on it if the devs decide to go through with this idea and you should also.
My opinion: I’m very unsure as of whether or not this is a good idea.
From a survivors perspective, it is good because you’ll have a good count of the totems that are left, if you’re playing in a incomplete SWF group.. randoms will also know how many totems are left.
From a new players perspective, who don’t have that many hours in the game, it’ll be good and they’ll get into the habit of looking at it as a 2nd objective and will start cleansing totems as they should be.
From a killer’s perspective, it is bad because the perk is meta and could become completely useless now if people start cleansing totems regularly due to the totem count.
Remember when the devs buffed NOED to one shot on all tiers? I thought that survivors were gonna start cleansing totems like crazy but in truth, most survivors still didn’t cleanse totems to avoid NOED so just imagine how it might be if the totem count is there..
I am just looking at future references of possibilities of what things could turn out like if the rumor is true.