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Shadownerf to Overcharge

AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103
edited May 2019 in General Discussions

When the skill check to Decisive Strike was increased, the Overcharge skillcheck was increased too. It's 1000x less useful because it's too easy to hit.

EDIT: In the same update, the overcharge skillcheck was made the exact same size for every tier.

Please revert Overcharge back.

EDIT2: I was wrong, apparently. Overcharge wasn't shadownerfed, it just really felt like it was.

Maybe it just needs a buff.

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  • legion_mainlegion_main Member Posts: 483

    Was it really? I never had a game where someone used overcharge since the update so I never saw

  • KiskashiKiskashi Member Posts: 1,043

    I used to use overcharge a lot, so this is a little sad if true, does it still stack okay with unnerving presence? (Or does this just make it the size it used to be?) How much bigger is it because I remember the old one quite vividly.

  • PolarBearPolarBear Member Posts: 1,899

    It might have, I don't remember though since overcharge is used pretty rarely, if you could get some screenshots for this it would help.

  • VisionmakerVisionmaker Member Posts: 2,051
    edited May 2019

    Where is your proof?

    I haven't noticed any difference at all. Are you sure you weren't playing versus a killer with a lower leveled Overcharge?

  • SnakeSound222SnakeSound222 Member Posts: 2,868

    You’re kidding right? I’d love some screenshots if it’s true.

  • SurpriseSurpriseSurpriseSurprise Member Posts: 369

    I was wondering why Overcharge Skill-Checks were about the same size as "Good" skill-checks. Thought it was just because they weren't running Overwhelming (or whatever), or they had a lower tier of it.

  • SmokePotionSmokePotion Member Posts: 1,089

    that explains a LOT.

  • SpirezSpirez Member Posts: 444

    Played a game against overcharge yesterday and i disagree. The decisive strike is noticeably bigger but overcharged looks the same as before

  • KillermainBTWm8KillermainBTWm8 Member Posts: 4,215

    overcharge looked the same in my matches to me.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103

    @KillermainBTWm8 @Spirez @Kiskashi @legion_main @PolarBear @Visionmaker @SnakeSound222

    The new overcharge is about 50% bigger. I'll get screenshots soon-ish.

  • FrozenscumFrozenscum Member Posts: 393

    Played today against LF with Overcharge - it is totally same as before. A bit bigger than Great skill check zone, probably about 30%.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103

    @Peanits I'm 100% certain it's without unnerving. From Killer and Survivor sides I've experienced overcharge since 2.6.0, and it's definitely bigger.

    It'll take me a little bit to find pre-2.6.0 clips.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103

    @Exerlin it was definitely smaller before.

  • NurseMainBTWNurseMainBTW Member Posts: 531

    @AntiJelly I assure you it wasn't. I used to run it and I face the perk often in the games. The size of it has been the same for all patches.

  • PeanitsPeanits Dev, Community Manager Posts: 6,256

    That's about what I remember it being as well. Seems exactly the same to me. It would be much smaller with Unnerving Presence, though.

  • steezo_desteezo_de Member Posts: 512

    If anything, it looks smaller. What's up with the shadowbuff to overcharge?

    Maybe it's different between console and PC.

  • KaoMinervaKaoMinerva Member Posts: 451

    Never use console as an argument. It sucks and nobody cares about it.

    As for Overcharge, I never play survivor lol. I hope it wasn't NERFED!

  • SmokePotionSmokePotion Member Posts: 1,089
    edited May 2019

    that looks normal. A sligthly larger then a great skillcheck zone.

    I guess what I'm experiencing is survivors actually knowing how to hit skillchecks. When did this happen? Nerf it!

  • Mat_SellaMat_Sella Member Posts: 1,473

    Why did you change your argument to reverting the size change to Overcharge? Now every tier is the same size as if it were tier III, the only difference being how much a survivor loses progression had they failed.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103

    @Mat_Sella I didn't change my argument, just stating that in the same update, it just so happened that all of the tiers' skillcheck sizes were made the same.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103

    @steezo_de in that clip (summer 2018), overcharge still had bigger skillcheck zones at lower tiers of the perk. That looks like Overcharge II.

  • AntiJellyAntiJelly Member Posts: 1,103

    Well then. It seems I was mistaken? I could've sworn Overcharge was smaller before 2.6.0.

  • steezo_desteezo_de Member Posts: 512

    Everyone makes mistakes.. including the 17 other people that upvoted the post. Game on.

  • MantaManta Member Posts: 117

    This sums up a lot of why sensible debates fly out of control in this forum. Although I'm sure the OP was well intentioned, 17 up votes when nothing has actually changed 😂

  • VisionmakerVisionmaker Member Posts: 2,051
    edited May 2019

    I don't know what's more concerning, the fact that people are imagining things or that so many others are totally willing to take unsubstantiated easily disproven anecdotes at face value.

    Kudos to @Exerlin and @steezo_de for providing in-game shots. Your time is appreciated.

  • MochanMochan Member Posts: 2,886

    Just played against Overcharge. It is definitely not as big as a Good Skill Check and it's about the same as before.

    I didn't notice a difference.

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